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Laurel Villa Guest House

Laurel Villa Guest House

Accommodation Occupancy

The latest annual and monthly Northern Ireland hotel and guest house/guest accommodation/ B&B occupancy and sales figures. The latest annual self-catering occupancy and sales figures for Northern Ireland. Monthly United Kingdom Occupancy Survey Reports which incorporate results from surveys of serviced accommodation occupancy undertaken by each of the four national tourist boards in the UK.


Overall there were 4.5 million bed-spaces sold in hotels, guest houses, guest accommodation and B&Bs during January to December 2018, an increase of 4% on January to December 2017.

2018 was a record year for hotel demand in terms of room and bed sales with over 3.7 million hotel guests accommodated.  However both room and bed-space occupancy recorded decreases, impacted by the number of additional hotel rooms and beds to fill compared with the same period in 2017.

Guest houses, guest accommodation and B&Bs delivered a strong performance during January-December 2018 with increases in both occupancy and sales compared with the same period in 2017.

The self-catering sector annual unit occupancy for 2017 was 34%. There were an estimated 39,000 weeks sold during 2017, an increase of 7%.

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