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HVS Report - European Hotel Industry: Robust Fundamentals with Pockets of Opportunity in 2020-21 - By Charles Human and Peter Szabo

The European hotel industry remains robust with strong fundamentals, albeit with certain areas of concern and pockets of opportunity across the continent. With the IMF forecasting 1.5% GDP growth for the European Union in 2019, the European economy will be recording its seventh year of expansion in the current economic cycle.
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European Hotel Industry: Robust Fundamentals with Pockets of Opportunity in 2020-21

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The European hotel industry remains robust with strong fundamentals, albeit with certain areas of concern and pockets of opportunity across the continent. With the IMF forecasting 1.5% GDP growth for the European Union in 2019, the European economy will be recording its seventh year of expansion in the current economic cycle.

Key hotel markets such as London, Paris, and Rome are generally supply-constrained and continue to show significant demand growth both from within the continent and from overseas visitors. As a result of these wider economic and tourism trends, the European hotel industry has seen demand-led RevPAR growth in 2019 and managed to maintain profitability levels despite pressure on margins through increasing wage costs.

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