According to the Scottish Intercity Report, from tourism market research firm LJ Research, Edinburgh hotels posted “exceptional” trading performance in September, however reported challenging conditions in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Hoteliers in Edinburgh sold on average 94% of their rooms during the month, 2.4% above last year, with average RevPAR up 17.9%.

However in Glasgow, average room occupancy was 88.2%, compared with 91.5% last year, and RevPAR down 12.4%, while occupancy in Aberdeen fell 1.5% and RevPAR down 37.4%. The outlook continues to look “challenging” in Aberdeen, although in Glasgow there is evidence of an uptake in demand for the final quarter of the year.

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