Global hotel occupancy reaches two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels in April 2021, and hoteliers optimistic for the future according to new Amadeus research

Amadeus’ Demand360® data shows worldwide hotel occupancy increasing from 31% in January 2021 to 46% in April 2021. China and North America are leading the way, recording occupancy levels of 62% and 51% respectively during April 2021. Since the start of the pandemic, hoteliers have had to rethink many aspects of their business to accommodate […]

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff reopens after lockdown revamp

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff has reopened with a new seven storey 21-room extension that was repeatedly delayed by the pandemic. Hotel staff welcomed their first guests yesterday (10 May) to experience the new wing which took 18 months and several phases of work to complete. The expansion was designed by the Cardiff office of Holder Mathias […]

The Ro set to open in Lake District following ‘significant’ refurb

A new hotel, entitled The Ro, is set to open in Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District this July. The new 87-room property, which overlooks Lake Windermere, has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment, which has seen it transformed from its previous site as The Hydro Hotel. The new hotel will be “informal and relaxed but deliver […]

UKH Cymru welcomes gov’s ‘six indoors’ decision

UKHospitality (UKH) Cymru has welcomed the Welsh government’s decision to ease social distancing restrictions further for indoor hospitality in the country. From next week (17 May), hospitality businesses in Wales will be allowed to entertain six adults from six households in one seating. While the trade association showed gratitude for the Senedd’s recent financial support […]

City centres hotels must ‘pivot to prosper’, warns RSM

City centre hotels must change their route to market to help secure a greater share of pent-up demand, according to global accountancy firm RSM. The firm said that the predicted sustained increase in consumer spending over the coming months will see country and coastal operators better placed to enjoy a staycation boom. But city centre […]

Amadeus records uptick in global hotel occupancy

New research from Amadeus has sought to examine how the hospitality industry has adapted to Covid-19, as well as the trends hoteliers think are likely to stay as the industry rebuilds. Amadeus’ Demand360 business intelligence data shows that hotel occupancy levels are now on an upward trajectory. Worldwide occupancy reached 46 per cent in April, […]

English Tourism Week encourages support for sector as businesses reopen and start to rebuild

English Tourism Week is fast approaching with this year’s week dedicated to showing support for tourism businesses and destinations across the sector as they reopen and start to rebuild. Coordinated by VisitEngland and taking place from 22 to 31 May, English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, highlighting its economic importance […]