Scotland Outperforms Rest of UK

By Alan Lodge

- Last updated on GMT

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Scotlands hotel sector outperformed everywhere else in the Uk last year, according to the latest figures from business advisors PKF

SCOTLAND`S hotel sector outperformed everywhere else in the UK last year, according to the latest figures from business advisers PKF.

Rooms yield grew by 6.7 per cent north of the border, compared to 3.1 per cent in England.

The figures also show Scotland to be the only part of the UK to see occupancy rise throughout the year - increasing by 1.2 per cent against a fall of 0.4 per cent in England.

Aberdeen was the UK`s biggest-growing area as occupancy levels increased by 14.7 per cent. Glasgow was second with an 11 per cent rise, while Edinburgh rose by 4.9 per cent and enjoys the highest room yield, £71.56, of any city other than London.

Alastair Rae, a partner at PKF, said the sector had enjoyed a great year year.

"Aberdeen had the greatest increase in rooms yield due to corporate activity centred around the oil industry coupled with a successful policy of filling weekend hotel rooms with visitors and shoppers," he said.

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