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June 2021: In Europe, the hotel industry is ready to take off

With the arrival of the summer season and a semblance of 'return to our previous life', the majority of European countries saw their hotel performances improve in June 2021 compared to the previous month.

After a slight improve in May, June was even more encouraging for European hoteliers. Indeed, the overall occupancy rate at the European level rose significantly to 37.8% in June compared to 25.6% in May. This level, which is still 43.4 points lower than before the crisis, is above last year's performance (+19.4 points).

In terms of range, the mid-range and upper-range segments are of course the most affected, with a decline in RevPAR of 64.8% and 72% respectively compared to the pre-crisis period. However, these trends are less negative than those of May, showing that the hotel sector in Europe is gradually recovering from the crisis.

The UK, France and Luxembourg are among the European countries with the highest occupancy rates, ranging from 42.1% to 48.7%. These latter, as well as Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, and Greece have occupancy rates above 30%. In contrast, the occupancy rates of Latvia, Hungary and the Czech Republic do not manage to exceed 20%. In fact, Latvia is the only country to record a decrease in occupancy between May and June (-10.8 points).

In June 2021, France is the country least affected by changes in RevPAR with a 59.1% drop compared to pre-crisis, followed by the UK and Luxembourg with drops of 60% to 62%. In contrast, the Czech Republic still sees a sharp drop in RevPAR in June (-86% compared to its pre-crisis level).


Large disparities are still observed within Europe and hotels maintain performance levels well below pre-crisis levels. However, in general, hotel performances are following the same trend with rather encouraging results.

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