The hotel sector in Scotland had the highest income and occupancy levels in the whole of the UK in May, according to a monthly report.
Revenue, or “rooms yield”, stood at almost £59 in Scotland that month, compared to around £44 in England and £39 in Wales.
The figure the standard measure of performance in the industry marked an increase of 10.6% on the same period last year. In England and Wales the gains were smaller, up 2.5% and 7.6% respectively.
Hotel occupancy levels north of the border also rose to more than 79% in May, up almost 4% on the same time last year. This compared to 75.7% in regional UK.
The study was carried out by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP, which described the figures as encouraging.