Hotels in Scotland’s three largest cities reported a mixed month in May, from 86.3% hotel room occupancy in Edinburgh to 63.9% in Aberdeen. Edinburgh and Glasgow hotels welcomed fewer guests in May 2016 compared with last year, while Aberdeen occupancy rose 2.2%, the first in 18 months, but still lower than in May 2014, May 2013 and before the oil price slump.

Edinburgh average room rates rose by 5.9% and RevPAR stood at £93.84, Glasgow’s ARR fell by 1.4%, whilst Aberdeen’s hoteliers noted a small increase in room occupancy.

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