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1. Hotel chains expected to raise rates in India
The Indian hotel market saw significant growth last year, with a nationwide average occupancy rate of around 66% in 2017-18 – the highest for the industry in almost a decade. As a result, revisions are expected across hotel chains that could see rates rise between 8% and 10% this year – with higher levels of growth expected in larger city markets like Delhi, Mumbai and Begaluru.
2. Denmark sees record spike in overnight stays
Analysis has revealed that Denmark’s tourism industry has seen significant growth in recent years, with the country setting a new record in terms of overnight stays by foreign tourists for the fifth consecutive year. In 2018 alone there were 53.8 million stays in Denmark – an increase of almost 1.4 million compared to the previous year.
3. Montenegro experiences tourism growth
According to data from the Monstat Directorate of Statistics, hotels in Montenegro reported over 1 million guests in 2018 – over 959,000 of whom were international visitors. Additionally, the number of foreign guests was up 12.7% from 2017, while the total number of overnight stays was 8.2% higher.
4. Australian tourism surge drives hotel building boom
Australia’s accommodation sector is undergoing its biggest transformation since the Sydney Olympics, with Tourism Accommodation Australia expecting another 272 hotels in the pipeline over the next six years – adding more than 45,000 new rooms to the country’s key cities.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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