Were quickly approaching the official wrap-up of 2019 and its been another exciting year in travel and hospitality. We are now one step closer to the future and those innovative technologies that we envisioned ever since The Jetsons aired on TV. Every year, we make it our mission to break down the most impactful and exciting technology trends that are rumored to steal the spotlight in the year to come.
Europe hotel occupancy rose 0.4% year over year to 77.7% in August, while ADR grew 1%, lifting RevPAR 1.4%.
In September, London hotel occupancy change was mostly flat (-0.1% to 86.9%), but a 7.9% ADR increase to £170.63 ($215.27) drove RevPAR up 7.7% to £148.33 ($187.14).
For the last 20 years, Portugal has been making improvements to its tourism sector and, after considerable effort, is finally getting the desired result. The Portuguese tourism sector has grown since 2011 by more than 10%, growing not only in overnight stays, but also in the number of source markets, at the same time as losing its historical dependence on the British market.