B&B bookings soar this festive period

Statistics from the quarterly National B&B Index from Eviivo has found a surge in B&B bookings leading up to this year's festive period.

The Index which is pulled together by the online booking specialists, Eviivo analyses bookings and forward bookings data from more than 6,600 B&B's across the UK. 

The most recent index found that Christmas Day bookings on average have more than doubled year-on-year and are up by 111.3%. 

It was also clearly indicated that forward bookings for the Christmas period between 16-24 December were up across the UK. There was a particularly strong performance in Scotland with an increase of 36.4% and the North East of England up by 13.7%.

Director at Eviivo, Ruth Whitehead said "Christmas is a mandatory family occasion, but staying under one roof with our in-laws can make us feel a bit like simmering Christmas puddings. B&Bs are a useful, comfortable valve for the emotional pressure cooker of the holiday season."