Dumfries and Galloway June 2016 Accommodation Performance

June 2016

Some 181 Dumfries & Galloway-based hoteliers, operators of B&Bs, self-catering cottages / apartments, guest houses, holiday parks, caravan and camping sites, amongst other accommodation providers shared performance figures with LJ Research. The findings contribute towards the identification of business growth opportunities and input towards the Tourism Strategy for Dumfries and Galloway.

The 4 charts below show accommodation performance for different geographical areas of Dumfries & Galloway and for accommodation sub-sectors in the region – we also present year-on-year comparison figures.  Participating accommodation providers are given this and additional information to allow them to evaluate their performance against that of others.

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Average occupancy across all areas and sectors was 74.65% (up from June 2015 when it was 65.49%).

The average daily rate (i.e. average daily room rates for hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, etc; average self-catering unit rate for self-catering accommodation providers and average daily pitch rate for caravan / camping sites) was £64.56 (up from this time last year when it was £56.59).



Industry Insight
Accommodation providers we surveyed shared the following comments about factors that affected June’s business. As apparent from these comments, there were various factors that impacted on accommodation business in the region this month. The aspects mentioned most often were weather and diverse range of events that took place in this month. Moreover there are other miscellaneous comments that are noteworthy.

“Good weather during the first few weeks of June plus Kirkcudbright Jazz festival.”

“Annual Classic Car Rally gave us a good trade although guests were only booking for one night stay instead of 2 in the past years. Good weather brought walkers and cyclists to the town.”

“Weather-Football -Tennis and the Referendum!”

“Best weather in the West and now a licensed site was able to take more than 5 vans”

Astronomy season is well and truly over with no darkest for the next two months.

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