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Wales tourism accommodation occupancy surveys

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  • Release date: 26 September 2017
  • Period covered: 2015 and July 2016 to July2017
  • Next update: 24 October 2017
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.

July 2017

Release date: 26 September 2017

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Annual report, 2015

Release date: 06 September 2017

The 2015 occupancy rates when compared to 2014:

  • have risen in all serviced accommodation, both for hotels and guesthouses/B&B’s
  • have decreased for all self-catering cottages & apartments but have remained unchanged for the caravan holiday homes sector and
  • both touring caravan & camping parks and hostels & bunkhouses saw increases to their occupancy rates.

July 2016 – June 2017

Release date: 29 August 2017

The Wales Occupancy Survey measures the performance of accommodation sectors across the country, gathering data from a variety of businesses on a quarterly basis.

Further information

Monthly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published quarterly.


Tel: 0300 061 6026

Tel: 0300 025 8099

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