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Hotels in France Showed Mixed Results in April

News The report prepared by In Extenso reveals information about the results of hotels in France in April 2012. Despite strong March and positive forecasts from experts, in April the hotel industry of the country dropped again. Home demand has significantly decreased, making occupancy go down too. However, this situation was compensated by growing average room rates, which helped revenues to stay flat. Luxury hotels and super budget hotels are only exceptions and so they feature decreases in RevPAR.

As usual, hotels in Paris are the exception from the country-wide trend. They keep progressing, especially in the Midscale sector. Hotels in such departments as Val d’Oise, Seine-Saint-Denis, and Roissy even feature double-digit growth of RevPAR. Such a large event as Intermat (took place from April 16 to 21 and), which attracted over 200,000 visitors to Paris-Nord Villepinte, only helped hotels to gain their profits.

Many popular destinations along Côte d’Azur showed different results in April. For example, the occupancy of hotels in Cannes fell down by 9.2% in midscale segment and by 19% in luxury segment. On the other hand, the demand of hotels in Monaco added fantastic 23.6% for both upscale and luxury hotels. The popular resort benefited from two popular events – the Davis Cup and the Poker Tour.

Regional hotels featured the highest declines in April 2012. Occupancy fell in all categories with luxury hotels receiving the most of the damage (-12% in RevPAR). Hotels in Rennes, Toulouse, Nantes, and Montpellier feature the highest drop in RevPAR of 10%. There are some exceptions, though. For example, hotels in Avignon and Lille increased their revenues. The highest revenues were reached by budget hotels by Le Havre and Dijon – their revenues added 40% and 18% respectively.


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