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[mass noun] (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’
- ‘Consequently, underoccupancy will be charged up to the price for eight persons.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘All you need to pay are the underoccupancy supplements based on the number of full fare paying adults.’
- ‘But the price you pay depends on the number of people you want to sleep - and we do not charge for underoccupancy.’
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