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The occupancy surveys provide trend information on the demand for tourist accommodation in Wales for 2022.

What data is included in this report?

This report includes data from three sources:

  1. The Wales Accommodation Occupancy Survey (WAOS) conducted by SRI, a research company based in Wales (data was collected August to December, 2022)
  2. CoStar Ltd, a property management systems company that provide data on serviced hotels (data was collected January to August, 2022)
  3. Transparent, a web-scraping company that provide data on Short Term Lets (data was collected January to August, 2022)

Serviced sector

  • In height of tourism season in August, serviced sector reached 79% room occupancy / 70% bed occupancy

STR global: hotel data

  • STR Data shows larger hotels (most likely to be chain hotels) are recovering their occupancy levels from 2021 with the 51 to 100 room just marginally showing the top occupancy levels (80%)

Self satering sector

  • Self catering unit occupancy reached 78% in August, down on August 2019 (88%)
  • But September occupancy (73%) was above pre-Covid (68%)
  • Businesses with more than 10 beds (across one or more units) were much fuller during August to December

Transparent intelligence: short term let data

  • Higher levels of occupancy can be seen in 2021 compared to 2022 across all regions

Caravan and camping sector

  • Pitch occupancy peaked at 71% in August
  • Sector is dominated by domestic visitors, 95% of visitors came from UK

Hostel sector

  • Bed occupancy reached 69% in August, compares to 75% in August 2019


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