Best Western hails business travel increase after 45% reservation surge

Best Western has reported a 45% rise in hotel bookings in January, compared to the same time last year, with corporate bookings up.

Best Western hails business travel increase after 45% reservation surge
Best Western hails business travel increase after 45% reservation surge
Monday 10 January was a record-breaking day for the company, with calls to its office up 103% compared to the same day in 2010.

The hotel group cited an increase in the number of corporate bookings scheduled for 2011.

Best Western director Keith Pope said: "This is a fantastic start to the year for our UK hoteliers and indicates a strong year for British-based travel. January is usually a quiet month for bookings, especially last year when the country was hit by bad weather, but this year the phone has been ringing nonstop. "

"Due to the increase in enquiries to our contact centre we had to embark on a recruitment drive," he added.

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