Hotel occupancy rate down by half
ISTANBUL- Anadolu Agency
The hotel occupancy rate across Turkey was 33.4% in the first half of 2020, during the peak period of the coronavirus pandemic, down 47.3% from the same period last year, a hotel association said on July 24.
The sector's revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) for rooms also posted decreases, according to the Turkish Hotel Association (TUROB).
RevPAR stood at 19.2 ($21.1), down 56%, while ADR for rooms dropped by 16.6% to 57.7 year-on-year in January-June period.
In Europe on average, the hotel occupancy rate was 21.6% and RevPAR was 17.7 over the same period.
Meanwhile, the occupancy rate was 37.2% in Turkey’s world-famous touristic city of Istanbul and 32.5% in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.
In June, the occupancy rate was 21.2%, while RevPAR and ADR stand at 11.5 and 54.4 respectively.
Turkey welcomed 4.5 million foreign visitors in the first half of 2020, down 75% year-on-year, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry data on July 24.