Several organizers of Pesach hotel programs say that their occupancy rate for Pesach this year returned to pre-recession levels. Hotels that were 10% – 15% off the pre-recession last year say they sold the additional rooms.
Some attributed the good news to a better economic climate, while others pointed to the late date for the Yom Tov, which encouraged people to enjoy resorts with expected good weather.
Sources say that an estimated 22,000 vacationers are spending the Yom Tov in major hotels. Food distributors also confirmed a better Pesach season for the Pesach program operators. One operator said: “For me the good news was that there was less bargaining, which is always a good sign.”