One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(with reference to holiday or hospital accommodation) the state of not being occupied to the expected or advertised capacity.‘the underoccupancy of beds’as modifier ‘underoccupancy surcharges on holiday apartments’
- ‘All you need to pay are the underoccupancy supplements based on the number of full fare paying adults.’
- ‘If there are fewer adults then underoccupancy supplements apply but if there are more adults then reductions apply.’
- ‘Unless underoccupancy supplements are paid, rooms will be allocated in accordance with the number occupying the room.’
- ‘But the price you pay depends on the number of people you want to sleep - and we do not charge for underoccupancy.’
- ‘Consequently, underoccupancy will be charged up to the price for eight persons.’
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