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Wales tourism accommodation occupancy surveys

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  • Release date: 27 February 2018
  • Period covered: January to December 2017
  • Next update: 7 June 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.

January to December 2017

Release date: 27 Chwefror 2018

Self-catering and Hostel occupancy rates experienced increases in 2017 when compared to 2016. Over the same period Guesthouses/B&Bs, Static Caravan Holiday Homes and Touring Caravan & Camping Parks saw decreases in occupancy levels. In addition, Hotel occupancy rates remained unchanged.

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

From now on, the latest quarterly figures from the Wales Tourism Accommodation Occupancy Survey, along with results from our other tourism surveys, will be published in the new Wales Tourism Performance report. This will be a more comprehensive report that combines the latest quarterly statistics from all of the main tourism surveys and aims to provide better context for the results from the individual surveys on the performance of the tourism industry. Annual reports will continue to be published on this page.

Key results for this survey will be published quarterly in the Wales Tourism Performance report alongside StatsWales updates. Annual reports will be published on this page.


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