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Wales tourism accommodation occupancy surveys

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  • Release date: 28 November 2017
  • Period covered: 2016 and October 2016 to September 2017
  • Next update: 27 February 2018
The occupancy surveys provide trend information on the demand of tourist accommodation in Wales.

The surveys act as a monitor of the performance and the results are widely used by operators, Visit Wales, local authorities and other organisations involved in planning, marketing and developing tourism resources.

We monitor the occupancy levels across the following accommodation types:

  • hotels
  • guesthouses
  • self-catering
  • bed & breakfast
  • hostels and bunkhouses.

October 2016 to September 2017

Release date: 28 November 2017

This report now contains year to date figures - January to September 2016 and 2017 - as well as the 12 month rolling averages figures.

Occupancy rates for January to September 2017, when compared to the same period a year previously, show increases for Hotels, Self-catering and Hostels, whilst Guesthouses/B&Bs and Static Caravan Holiday Homes witnessed decreases. Touring Caravan & Camping occupancy rates remained the same.


From this publication onwards, we are moving to a quarterly reporting format, to bring this into line with many of the other Welsh Government statistical reports. This means that we will no longer be updating the StatsWales data tables on a monthly basis but updating them every three months alongside the main quarterly report. There will not be a reduction in the overall amount of data available on tourism in Wales.

August 2017

Release date: 31 October 2017

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Annual report, 2016

Release date: 24 October 2017

The report includes figures for hotels, guesthouses/B&Bs, all serviced accommodation, self-catering cottages and apartments, caravan holiday homes, touring caravan and camping parks and hostels and bunkhouses.

Further information

A report and StatsWales data are published quarterly. The reports will cover year to date figures, as well as 12 month rolling averages.


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