The latest Hotel Bulletin: Q2 2016 has shown that hotel occupancy in London had its sixth consecutive quarter of year-on-year decline.

Visits to all European capitals have been affected by increased global terrorist activity, and London has also seen a decline in US tourist visits although the longer term future of the capital’s hotel sector is still seen as positive.

Elsewhere in the UK, average RevPAR growth only reached 2% but performance of hotels across the 12 UK cities reviewed varied significantly, including Birmingham’s RevPAR growth of 16% and Bath’s 11% contrasting with Newcastle’s decline, down 4% and Aberdeen’s 24% fall.

Uncertainty surrounding Brexit is not the only factor affecting performance, others include mergers and acquisitions in the sector, weaker economic growth in China, terrorism in France, Belgium and Turkey, and the US presidential elections.

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