The US city of El Paso in Texas recorded significant increases in hotel occupancy and revenues in the first half of 2010, according to a Smith Travel Research report.
The rise for the months of April, May and June was largely attributed to the city hosting the US Bowling Congress Women’s Championships from 27 March to 4 July.
Average hotel occupancy stood at 69% for the first half of the year, a 10.4% rise over the same period in 2009, reported El Paso Times.
The city’s hotel revenues rose by 16.4% to $79.9m during the first half of the year when around 40,000 bowlers and spectators descended on the city.
According to the report, the national hotel occupancy rate for the US during the first half of 2010 was 56.4%, an increase of 4.4% year-on-year.