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COVID-19 webinar summary: 5 Key Points on accommodations performance, 14 May

Knowing you might not have time to watch our full webinars, we’re pleased to continue our series of COVID-19 webinar summaries. In this latest edition, we talk performance in alternative accommodations with a focus on London.

Hostel demand down across Europe

Demand in the European hostel sector declined sharply in March 2020.

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Hostel demand down across Europe

Serviced apartment performance declined globally

While serviced apartment RevPAR declined globally, high supply growth in Germany, the U.K., and the United Arab Emirates exacerbated the impacts of COVID-19.

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Serviced apartment performance declined globally

Alternative accommodations outperform hotels

Serviced apartments and hostels in London maintained higher occupancy than hotels both prior to and during the first month with a significant COVID-19 impact.

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Alternative accommodations outperform hotels

Hostel occupancy declined the most in March

London hostels experienced the largest occupancy decline among the three sectors in March 2020, losing 46 percentage points from 2019.

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Hostel occupancy declined the most in March

COVID-19 not impacting serviced apartment average length of stay

The average length of stay in a London serviced apartment was almost nine days in March 2020 due to a high percentage of extended-stay bookings.

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COVID-19 not impacting serviced apartment average length of stay

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