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1. European hotel pipeline soars
According to the year-end report by Lodging Econometrics, Europe’s total construction pipeline skyrocketed to 1,569 projects and 243,947 rooms in 2018 – a 19% YOY increase. Additionally, 386 new hotels opened throughout Europe last year, the highest number of new hotel openings ever recorded. There are currently 124,674 rooms under construction and a further 68,128 rooms in the pipeline for the next 12 months.
2. Jamaica’s cruise tourism sees 300% increase
Cruise tourism has seen an almost 300% increase in earnings over the last ten years, according to the Statistical Institute of Jamaica. Last year, over 4.3 million visitors arrived in Jamaica; 2.4 million via airports and a further 1.8 million by cruise, generating a total of US$3.3bn in earnings – an 8.6% increase over 2017.
3. Glasgow tops Colliers UK hotel investment rankings
Glasgow has secured the top spot in Colliers International’s latest UK Hotels Market Index, with a strong active pipeline and performance – making it the hot spot for hotel development and acquisition across the UK. Belfast followed in second, while Liverpool improved its ranking by eight spots to take third place.
4. Marriott to add more than 30 luxury hotels internationally
Marriott International is projected to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2019. With more than 200 properties in the development pipeline, the brand is poised to expand its luxury footprint in 20 new countries including Sri Lanka to Bermuda.
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Nicola Donovan is a travel writer for Click.More by Nicola Donovan
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