Hotel rooms in Dundee are being snapped up ahead of tonight’s Little Mix concert — with one venue having completely sold out.
Fans have bought more than 11,000 tickets for the Slessor Gardens gig and hotels and other accommodation providers have been given a real boost as a result.
Syed Ejaz, general manager of Holiday Inn Express Dundee, said rooms completely sold out early last week. He said: “The pick-up for rooms has been very last minute.
“I think it has a lot to do with the weather — with many seeing the forecast and just wanting somewhere to stay near the concert.”
Richard Ellison, of Dundee and Angus Visitor Accommodation Association, and general manager of the city’s Doubletree by Hilton, said there was clear evidence that rooms have been booked up as a direct result of the concert.
He said: “We’re seeing mums and daughters in particular booking bedrooms. But while they’re selling fast there are still rooms available.
The concert is proving to be great for business and hotels and restaurants in particular are benefiting.
“It’s great to see the city benefiting as a whole as a result of this concert.
“Everyone in Dundee is doing everything they can to accommodate the visitors, including hotels like the Doubletree Hilton laying on shuttle buses to take people to and from the city centre before and after.”
Brett Davidge, chairman of city centre business group DD One, said: “There are obvious economic benefits with so many people coming to the city.”
Dundee City Council city centre manager Sarah Craig said the band’s appearance is going to give the city a real boost.
She said: “Income is definitely going to be generated that will be ploughed back into the city. This is a great situation all round and hopefully will lead on to other events of this type being planned for the city in the future.”