We’re delighted to announce that we’ve seen immediate uplift in domestic hotel bookings, across our UK properties, following Prime Minister Borris Johnson’s announcement on the 21st of June. Our booking patterns show an increase of 512% from the same time last month and - more encouragingly - a consistent pace in the past 10 days.
Immediately following Leo Varadkars’ announcement on 1st May, we reported a surge in Irish domestic hotel bookings for July and August this year. The 370% increase in bookings clearly indicates that the appetite to travel has not diminished and gives us renewed hope for the tourism recovery in Ireland.
Since late February 2020, the team at Avvio have been tracking the impact the COVID-19 Coronavirus has had on online search across the hospitality industry. We want to ensure that when the upturn starts and the appetite for travel resumes, we are fully prepared and ready to help our customers.