This is the first time this year that the ER has outperformed the rest of the region and pleasingly this is showing as turnover/visitor spend:
- June visitors for the ER compared to last year are estimated at +2.7% compared to -1.5% for the region with turnover on the ER estimated at +4.8% compared to +0.5% for the region.
- The outlook for July is mixed. 53% of accommodation providers currently state August is not as good as last year.
- Optimism increased for the third month running to 6.53 from 6.08 last month.
- Serviced room occupancy is estimated to be around 5% higher than in June 2017.
The response for the June survey is shown below. The survey maintains a healthy response rate of 20% for the month.