Jersey Tourism say online bookings are up 41% in May

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Jersey Tourism has said the number of bookings it takes through its website for accommodation was up in May.

Tourism said there was a 41% increase for May, with bookings for the year so far up by 11%.

The department said it was positive news, but did not necessarily indicate how the industry as a whole was doing.

Jersey Tourism Director David de Carteret said it would show whether hotels, guest houses and other places to stay were full or not.

Mr de Carteret said: "That's an improvement for the month of May. We were slightly down last year so this is a step back in the right direction.

"It is an indication of demand but obviously it doesn't reflect the total performance of the island. There are many other booking methods customers use but this is the one we operate here at Jersey Tourism."