Miles Better? Glasgow hotel revenue growing eight times faster than UK average

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In that well know Marxist/Nat business mag, the Insider, today:Bottom of Form

 ’The Glasgow hotel sector is growing faster than any other UK city, with the average cost of an overnight stay in Scotland’s largest city climbing 7.5 per cent in the first half of 2018 and occupancy rates growing by more than 79 per cent. Big Four accountant PwC’s latest Hotels Forecast shows that the average daily rate climbed to £73.41 rom £68.31 while the key revenue per available room benchmark (RevPAR) was plus 8.2 per cent to £58.08 – eight times the pace of growth in the UK as a whole.’

https://www.insider.co.uk/news/glasgow-hotels-prices-pwc-report-13274119

Other good news about Glasgow has been positively flowing here:

Massive increase in spending by international visitors to Glasgow

‘Edinburgh and Glasgow in top five cities to work in UK’

More real economic strength revealed as demand for Glasgow office space increases dramatically

‘Glasgow named top convention spot for a record 12th year in a row’

Glasgow’s lower costs and supply of technology graduates tempting financial services firms away from London

One more indicator of economic well-being as Investment in Glasgow office property surges four-fold and Scotland ‘very much on the wish list’

Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy list with Tokyo and Paris

 

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2 thoughts on “Miles Better? Glasgow hotel revenue growing eight times faster than UK average

  1. Alasdair Macdonald September 20, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Like many places across the world with a surge in visitor numbers, I think that Glasgow should introduce a ‘visitor tax’, to raise revenue for the services which these visitors use.

    This will have added bonus of giving Nomedia the opportunity to trumpet another disaster by THIS SNP Administration (who probably caused the Art School fire, dontcha know?). It would allow the BBC to provide a pulpit for THE COLONEL to cavil. No one will want to come to Glasgow. Of course none of the interviewers will say, ‘It does not seem to have done Amsterdam any harm. Richard Leonard will then say that he is going to complain to the English Tourist Board about this. Wullie Wombat will hint that such a tax is racist because some of the people who visit Glasgow are people of colour.

    PS Anent Wullie – did you see the reports from the Liberal Conference ‘Glee Club’ where they had a singalong to the campaign song from the Bermondsey bye-election many years ago, when Mr Simon Hughes was elected? The song is frankly homophobic, and was directed against the Labour candidate (and LGBT+ campaigner), Mr Peter Tatchell. Hypocritically, Mr Hughes was himself ‘outed’ as ‘gay’. The ‘song’ was to the tune of “Marching Through Georgia”, which everyone up here knows as “The Billy Boys” – ‘up to wur knees in Fenian blood ….’, etc.

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