Impressive growth for Europe’s hotels
Pulse Report data shows hotel bookings in Europe are ahead of 2019 figures through to the end of the year, with Christmas data looking particularly promising for Europe’s city destinations. The latest edition of the Duetto Pulse Report, which tracks forward-looking hotel performance data from September 2022 and compares it with August 2022, same time last year (STLY) and 2019 figures, indicates that Europe is leading the way in the continued recovery of the global hotel industry.
“As we look through the next twelve months for EMEA we see strength across the board. Something particularly interesting is that it is both resort destinations and the major European cities of London, Paris, Rome, and Lisbon that are showing really strong growth year over year in terms of on the books,” said Hannah Weller-Barrise, director of Hospitality Solutions and pulse report author at Duetto.
On-the-books (OTB) data for the region is trending ahead of 2019 figures for every stay month through to the end of the year. It is going to be a good Christmas, particularly in London, which compared to 2021 figures, sees OTB up in the month of December by 48%. Similarly, Rome is up by 43% in December and Madrid is up by 17%.
Looking at OTB compared to 2019, two countries stand out: France and Portugal, both of which are up substantially. Bookings for Paris are up by 34% for October, compared with 2019 figures, with November up by 29% and December up by 28% on 2019 figures. France overall follows a similar trend with huge gains.
Portugal is also up substantially, with OTB up by 30% in October, 12% in November, and 5% in December against 2019. The Duetto Pulse Report is a quarterly report available for free to hoteliers from around the world. It tracks key metrics for North America, Latin America, EMEA, and APAC.