HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The Canadian hotel industry posted decreases in all three key performance measurements during the week of 9-15 August, according to data from STR.
In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy fell 6.4 percent to end the week at 73.6 percent. Average daily rate dropped 8.0 percent to finish the week at CAD$128.31. Revenue per available room for the week decreased 13.8 percent to finish at CAD$94.47.
Among the provinces, New Brunswick reported the largest occupancy increase, up 4.3 percent to 82.9 percent. Newfoundland followed with a 2.6-percent increase in occupancy to 87.8 percent. Alberta posted the largest occupancy decrease, falling 12.3 percent to 70.9 percent, followed by Ontario (-8.4 percent to 70.0 percent) and Nova Scotia (-5.0 percent to 83.6 percent).
Saskatchewan experienced the largest ADR increase, up 5.8 percent to CAD$115.77, followed by Prince Edward Island with a 3.3-percent increase to CAD$139.47. Two provinces reported double-digit ADR decreases: Alberta (-13.3 percent to CAD$138.93) and Nova Scotia (-10.0 percent to CAD$125.07).
Saskatchewan posted the largest increase in RevPAR, up 4.8 percent to CAD$85.89. New Brunswick was the only other province to report a RevPAR increase, rising 2.4 percent to CAD$100.87. Five provinces experienced double-digit RevPAR decreases: Alberta (-23.9 percent to CAD$98.52); Ontario (-14.7 percent to CAD$83.55); Nova Scotia (-14.5 percent to CAD$104.57); British Columbia (-12.0 percent to CAD$112.84); and Quebec (-10.6 percent to CAD$104.99).
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