Thursday, February 12, 2009

Motels take hit as guest nights fall in December

Ooops! For the second month in a row, motel figures represent two-thirds of the overall fall for the whole accommodation industry.

We suggested in our post HERE that anecdotal evidence told us that the crucial months of December and January would be "softer" compared to previous years. The December figures just released confirms our predictions so far. This does not bode well for motel businesses fortifying themselves for the winter months ahead.

It is interesting that the motel's pain of losing 62,000 guest nights for December is not being shared by the caravan parks/camping sector that have managed to increase their market share for the year 2008.

I'm off to YouTube to search for another Jeremy Clarkson video of blowing up a caravan!

February 12 2009

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