HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee—The Canadian hotel industry posted declines in all three key performance measurements during the week of 6-12 September, according to data from STR.
In year-over-year measurements, the industry’s occupancy decreased 15.4 percent to end the week at 63.2 percent. Average daily rate dropped 10.4 percent to finish the week at CAD$128.72. Revenue per available room for the week decreased 24.2 percent to finish at CAD$81.31.
Among the provinces, Prince Edward Island was the only province to report a single-digit occupancy decrease, down 5.9 percent to 59.1 percent. Alberta experienced the largest occupancy decrease, falling 20.5 percent to 62.8 percent, followed by Manitoba (-19.8 percent to 63.9 percent) and Saskatchewan (-18.3 percent to 63.6 percent).
Two provinces reported ADR increases for the week. Newfoundland was up 2.1 percent to CAD$137.38 and Saskatchewan rose 2.0 percent to CAD$115.70. Quebec posted the largest ADR decline, falling 13.0 percent to CAD$134.75, followed by British Columbia with an 11.4-percent decrease to CAD$137.18.
Newfoundland was the only province to report a single-digit RevPAR decrease, down 9.4 percent to CAD$101.20. Three provinces experienced RevPAR decreases of more than 25 percent: Alberta (-29.1 percent to CAD$85.30); Nova Scotia (-27.0 percent to CAD$81.00); and British Columbia (-25.1 percent to CAD$91.62).
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