Hotels bring business boost to city

13 Sep 2013

Tourists are checking in to Glasgow's hotels and injecting millions of pounds into the city economy.

Demand for hotel rooms has hit an all-time high as the city gets ready for the curtain rise on the new multi-million pound Hydro entertainments complex.

New figures reveal Glasgow's occupancy rate last month reached 93% for the first time since records began in 1999 - the equivalent of 104,000 rooms hired every night throughout August.

And according to Glasgow City Marketing Bureau 22 city hotels reported an occupancy rate of 99% on five separate nights.

Record breaking August brought a double boost with marketing officials also revealing that tourists spent £19million on accomodation, food and drink.

Bureau chiefs play a pivotal role in bringing major events and conferences to Glasgow and last month the city hosted attractions including the World Pipe Band Championships, World Youth Netball Championships, World Street Dance Championships and UCI World Junior Track Championships while global superstars Eminem and Kings of Leon performed in the city.

Source: Evening News - Hotels bring boost to city