TravelClick releases hotel occupancy data

Amsterdam has an average 54.8 per cent hotel committed occupancy for August, according to forward-looking TravelClick stats released July 31st.

This put the city on top in Europe – based on the five cities looked at – and at the time the stats were gathered it had 71.3 per cent of rooms filled on August 1st and 74.8 per cent on August 2nd.

According to the data, London and Paris were the next places in the chart based on most rooms filled.

An average 50.6 per cent of hotel rooms in London are booked in August (a 5.8 per cent rise year-on-year) – this rises for Saturday nights.

The same proportion of rooms are booked in Paris on average, according to the stats, which is a 4.2 per cent rise year-on-year.

At the time the data was gathered, 66.3 per cent of Parisian rooms were booked for August 1st and 64.9 per cent for August 2nd. Those figures are up 45.6 per cent and 26 per cent on last year, respectively.

Meanwhile, 37.5 per cent of Barcelona rooms are booked for the month – with 56.5 per cent and 58.1 per cent figures recorded for August 1st and 2nd.

TravelClick collated its stats in early July, and they are based on selections of hotels in each city covered. For example, 113 London hotels were looked at and their capacity overall is 27,003.

Recent survey data from Travelodge showed that 52 per cent of parents were planning a British holiday with their kids this summer holiday period.

That compared to 21 per cent going abroad for a similar trip, according to the data.

It was found that 23 per cent of British breakers were going on a range of short breaks, 16 per cent were heading off for a week and some ten per cent for a two week vacation.

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