Latest Tourism Intelligence – October 2013
For the fourth consecutive month, Visit York has seen a growth in both the hotel and attractions sectors.
The return of the A4s to the National Railway Museum, the Richard III exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum and the good weather have all helped drive visitor numbers to attractions.
Our nine largest attractions reported a 25% increase in visitor numbers for October 2013 vs October 2012 (excluding York Dungeon, closed in Oct 2012) and the small attractions reported a 3% increase for the same period.
The accommodation sector has also reported strong results, with hotel room occupancy at 86.6% for October 2013 (only half a percent lower than recorded in London) and 11% higher than in October 2012 and average room rates are also up, by 6% in October 2013 vs October 2012 to £80.09.