Accommodation Occupancy: Latest results

Every month, the England Occupancy Survey (EOS) measures bedroom and bedspace occupancy across the serviced accommodation sector, including mostly hotels, with a very small proportion of serviced apartments and larger B&Bs/guesthouses.

As well as delivering occupancy levels for the country as a whole, results are also available by region, destination type and establishment size. 

Data is collected from a panel of participating accommodation businesses who submit data each month.

In the UK, each of the national tourist boards undertakes its own serviced accommodation occupancy survey. The results from these surveys were combined to deliver the UK Occupancy Survey (UKOS). Please note the UKOS summaries stopped in 2021.

In June 2017 a change was made to the occupancy data. The data is now collected using a syndicated panel of more than 3,000 hotels and other accommodation businesses provided by hotel market data and benchmarking company - STR. To allow a meaningful comparison of year on year trends, VisitEngland and STR have included historical data from STR’s own panel in the reports from June 2017 onwards. The historical data displayed in these reports is not consistent with reports published prior to the June 2017 report.

Further details about STR’s panel and data collection can be found in our methodology note (PDF, 359KB).

All previous reports  can be found on the VisitEngland website, Archive page.

Please note that due to a marginal error on the page 5, all reports from 2018 to 2021 have been corrected and re-uploaded in May 2022.

Survey reports

2022 & 2023

England Monthly Reports 2022 & 2023

Graph showing the development of occupancy in England by month up to July 2023




If you'd like to join our occupancy survey, please get in touch.