Spain and Netherlands propel Europe’s hotels to solid Q2

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Sunbathers in Ibiza, Spain.
Sunbathers in Ibiza, Spain. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Hotels in Turkey and France had difficult second quarters because Islamist attacks hurt tourism, but hotels in other European countries did quite well.

The overall result for Europe: revenue per available room (RevPAR) rose 2.7% and the average daily rate (ADR) rose 2.1%, to $126, according to STR.

Spain was a big winner with a 14% jump in RevPAR and a 4-point rise in hotel occupancy, to 77%. Spain’s ADR rose 8.9%, to $104.

Netherlands’ hotels recorded a good second quarter with an 8.3% RevPAR increase. Portugal also was a winner, with Lisbon’s RevPAR rising 5%.

France’s second-quarter RevPAR dropped 13% from a year earlier. Turkey’s RevPAR plunged 37%, as occupancy fell 16 points, to 51%. ADR declined 17%.

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