The analysis of staying leisure visitors shows a 5.
% increase for June, to 49,275, compared to 46,649 in June 2006.
Over the six months from January to June bed space occupancy was up on last year, with 54% of hotel, guest house, campsite and hostel beds occupied, compared to 53% for 2006, and ‘room space’ (excluding campsites and the youth hostel) up from 59% to 63%.
But the amount of time that visitors stay in the Island is declining as people opt for short breaks and industry leaders say they are concerned that July and August might not meet expectations, given the heavy rainfall.
The president of the Jersey Hospitality Association, Robyn Lapidus, said: ‘We knew May and June were quite good, but July was not quite as good.
But an increase in June has to be good news.