STR’s August snapshot reveals that after months of temporary closures, hostel occupancy skyrocketed in July, well above comparable hotel occupancy and significantly better than the past several months’ performance.
April marked the first full month of COVID-19-related lockdowns, and hostel and hotel data declined accordingly.
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc upon the travel industry, and the hostel sector is no exception. Hostels enjoyed a relatively “normal” February, but with March came the WHO pandemic classification, the abrupt halt of travel, and in many markets lockdown orders that temporarily closed hostel doors.
Kelsey Fennerty, STR January data for hostels and most hotel markets in Europe was not impacted by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). While January hostels lost RevPAB year over year, the decline was similar to that experienced in December 2019, suggesting that...
European hostel chain Clink Hostels has recently purchased the very successful Ecomama and Cocomama boutique concept hostels located in the heart of Amsterdam city.
2019 was a fairly tumultuous year for the European hostel markets that STR tracks. Performance varied widely across markets, as markets battled tourist troubles, worried about Brexit or ended the year with seemingly no concerns.
Visitors from China take over 168 million trips per year and this figure is growing, making youth travellers from China more important than ever. At the STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference in Amsterdam, Sienna Parulis-Cook of Dragon...
At STAY WYSE Amsterdam 2020, Generator’s former Chief Marketing Officer, Jason Rieff, spoke to us about the art of selling on social media via a paid media strategy.
When presenting data, STR analysts frequently switch between four different time aggregations: monthly, running three month, running 12 month and year-to-date. These can produce different results and lead to confusion about which is best to use.
We’ve been tracking the quintessential youth traveller since 2002 – the backpacker. In 2017, data from WYSE Travel Confederation’s New Horizons Survey of youth and student traveller indicated the trend of a long and slow decline of the backpacker travel identity.