UK Hotels Occupancy Falls by 4.2%

31st May 2010 (Last Updated May 31st, 2010 18:30)

Hotel occupancy in UK hotels fell by 4.2% for April due to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, which has caused widespread air travel disruptions across the world. London's hotels posted a fall in revenue per room (revPAR) of 0.5%, although the average room rate was up by 5.1%, a

Hotel occupancy in UK hotels fell by 4.2% for April due to the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, which has caused widespread air travel disruptions across the world.

London’s hotels posted a fall in revenue per room (revPAR) of 0.5%, although the average room rate was up by 5.1%, according to a study by TRI Hospitality Consulting.

The steep decline is the first recorded since October 2009, according to bighospitality.co.uk.

The average room rate is down 1.6% year-on-year and revPAR slipped 1.3% outside the capital.