All-Hotels.com has announced a 50% rise in bookings compared to the same period last year, and also says it is bucking the trend of falling room rates.
The site, which provides the largest selection of real-time bookable accommodation online, with over 77,000 hotels in 10,000 locations worldwide, recorded 15,987 room nights booked between 17 March and 17 April 2003, compared with 11,354 during the same period in 2002, with Paris, London, Edinburgh, Las Vegas, New York and Orlando the top six performing destinations.
All-Hotels.com also recorded an average London room rate during this period of £107, in sharp contrast to the recent trend of falling revenues in the capital.1
Jill Chalmers, managing director of All-Hotels commented: “All-Hotels.com has increased booking numbers, and is successfully selling rooms at a rate higher than the industry average, in a market which continues to be seriously affected by world events.
“The rise in the number of bookings for UK hotels shows that the market is fighting back, and campaigns such as VisitBritain`s launch activity will help maintain this momentum.
“In March and April 2003, we saw one in five consumers book within three days of their trip, indicating many travellers use our site as a last-minute resource for booking, and still benefit from the special offers All-Hotels.com is able to negotiate.”
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