Click to join an upcoming live event

Turn off Ads (click)

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu
Travel News

UK’s airport hotels see bright side of freeze

100_4940_1
Avatar
Written by editor

The recent freeze across the United Kingdom brought with it contrasting fortunes for hotel operators, STR Global has said.

The recent freeze across the United Kingdom brought with it contrasting fortunes for hotel operators, STR Global has said.

Daily data from STR Global, a provider of market data to the world’s hotel industry, showed recent adverse weather and road conditions reduced people’s desire to travel locally. Guests were forced either to cancel their plans to travel or to stay in hotels as airports were closed.

STR Global’s data for the UK for the first working week of 2010 (Sunday, January 3 to Saturday, January 9) compared to the same period in 2009 (Sunday, January 4 to Saturday, January 10) showed marginal declines in all three performance measures: occupancy, average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPAR).

According to STR Global, hotels in regional UK performed worse, even though the results for the UK as a while were buoyed by the improved performance at two airport destinations (Heathrow and Gatwick) as well as London and Edinburgh. (Edinburgh was the only regional city to show RevPAR growth.)

“The adverse weather conditions put a damper on otherwise improving market conditions as hotels reported improving occupancy levels across the UK for the month of December,” said Elizabeth Randall, managing director of STR Global. “Especially London showed a good performance benefiting from the weakness UK exchange rate.”

STR Global provides clients-including hotel operators, developers, financiers, analysts and suppliers to the hotel industry-access to hotel research with regular and custom reports covering Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and South America.