Eurovision 2014 Survey Upon Accommodation
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – 23 percent of the guests in Copenhagen during the Eurovision Song Contest last month rented private apartments and houses, a new survey from Wonderful Copenhagen shows.
Lars Bernhard Jørgensen, the CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen, says that the trend is seen in many cities around Europe and now also in Copenhagen. He says that this shows that Copenhagen both has fantastic hotels and now many locals that offers to be hosting guest while they stay in Denmark.
The survey also shows that only half of the guests during Eurovision chose to rent a hotel room and some hotels even had more vacant beds than they had expected. Henrik Hjort, sales and marketings director at Comwell Hotels, says that the cause is partly the private renting.
The survey showed that 52 percent slept at the hotel, 23 percent rented privately, 16 percent slept with families, 7 percent in hostels and 2 percent slept in other ways.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 took place in Copenhagen on the 6th, 8th and 10th of May in the old shipyard B&W Hallerne on Refshaleøen. 195 million viewers watched the shows with the tagline #JoinUs. Next year Austria will host the 60th Eurovision Song Contest after Conchita Würst won the 2014 contest.