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Mixed month as Aberdeen hotels show signs of stablisation

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Mixed month as Aberdeen hotels show signs of stablisation

Market declines in Aberdeen continue to show signs of stablisation as hotels in Scotland’s three largest cities reported a mixed month during August.

The latest monthly LJ Forecaster Scottish Intercity Report, from tourism market research firm LJ Research, showed flat overall performance for city centre hotels in glasgow, strong growth in Edinburgh and a continuation of double-digit negative yields in Aberdeen during the month.

Average room occupancy was highest in Edinburgh with 92% of hotel rooms filled during a month in which the capital hosted six Edinburgh Festival events. However, the high occupancy still represented a 1.7% decline from the same month last year.

Hotels in Glasgow recorded room occupancy of 89.8% and, like their counterparts in Edinburgh, also saw a contraction in room occupancy – of 3.9% – compared with last year. This was the fourth successive month of year-on-year occupancy declines in the city. …

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