Hotels in capital 'surviving from leisure'

02 October 2009 06:54

Hotels in capital 'surviving from leisure'

Hotels in London are able to maintain their occupancy rates due to people taking both domestic and overseas breaks for leisure, it has been said.

Figures from Tri Hospitality Consulting showed that occupancy levels in UK hotels are much the same as they were in August 2008.

This is despite accommodation in the capital being hit by falling levels of business travel and corporate business.

According to Liz Hall, head of hospitality and leisure research at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the trend for people taking holidays at home "appears to have helped a bit and stopped a bad situation getting any worse".

"The foreign exchange factor has helped attract overseas visitors to hotels in a few regional key cities," she said.

When taking a break either close to home or overseas, Brits may find travel insurance proves to be a wise purchase should they encounter any problems on their holiday which are costly to sort out.

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Martin Rothwell, Senior Partner World First Travel Insurance, says:

When holidaying in the UK it is important to ensure your travel insurance policy covers cancellation and curtailment. It is common practice for UK hotels and guest houses to charge a cancellation fee, often the full cost of the holiday, if you cancel or curtail your booking.