ISTANBUL

Hotel occupancy rates have hit rock bottom globally due to travel restrictions in the wake of coronavirus.

Tourist hotspots across Europe, especially Italy, faced a tremendous blow in March.

The biggest drops were seen in Milan (94.5%) and Rome (90.5%). Their occupancy rates were 4% and 6.6%, respectively.

Other capitals, Athens recorded a 14% occupancy rate, Beijing 16.4%, Prague 17% and Paris 19.5%, according to figures compiled by the Hotel Association of Turkey.

“Occupancy rates, which range between 70% to 100% in the world’s largest cities under normal conditions, hit the rock bottom as expected in March this year,”

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