Record year for Royal Duchy

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Falmouth’s Royal Duchy Hotel is reporting a record-breaking year in terms of visitor numbers – with an average occupancy rate of 92% achieved throughout the summer months.

“It’s been an exceptionally good year for us,” said hotel director Peter Brend.

“We’re particularly delighted to be welcoming more guests from Germany and northern Europe – a trend that we expect to see continue into 2017 with the new Newquay to Frankfurt air routes and an attractive exchange rate.

“Short breaks, often taken several times a year, have replaced longer, once-a-year holidays for most visitors.  We’ve also noticed a change in behaviour. Guests are much more likely to want to explore the local area when they stay with us – and that includes eating out at local restaurants.

“They enjoy experiencing as much of local life as possible whilst here and that’s got be good for the wider local economy.”