During July 2016, hoteliers in Edinburgh and Glasgow raised rates while occupancy fell; in Aberdeen, the opposite was the case.
In Edinburgh occupancy fell 1.9% to 89.8% compared with last July, but RevPAR grew 1.7% to £117.67. In Glasgow occupancy fell 2.4% but room rates increased by 10.4% to £80.49, RevPAR growing 7.8%. In Aberdeen, despite an occupancy growth of 4.4%, there was an 18.1% fall in daily rates and RevPAR fell 14.5% to £44.36.
Overall, roughly half of all Scottish city hotel general managers anticipate that Brexit will not make a difference to their business, and may even have a positive rather than a negative effect.