The Canadian hotel industry posted mixed results in the three key performance measurements during the week of 6-12 December, according to data from STR.
In year-over-year measurements, the industry's occupancy decreased 3.9 percent to end the week at 52.0 percent. Average daily rate increased 3.1 percent to finish the week at CAD$119.02. Revenue per available room for the week decreased 0.9 percent to CAD$61.93.
Among the provinces, New Brunswick reported the largest occupancy increase, rising 5.7 percent to 46.7 percent, followed by Prince Edward Island with a 4.6-percent increase to 36.6 percent. Alberta posted the largest occupancy decline, falling 10.7 percent to 55.7 percent, followed by British Columbia with a 7.4-percent decrease to 47.6 percent.
All of the provinces reported ADR increases for the week. Two provinces experienced double-digit ADR increases: Saskatchewan (+11.3 percent to CAD$118.53) and Manitoba (+10.5 percent to CAD$107.46). Ontario posted the smallest increase, rising 1.8 percent to CAD$116.64.
Prince Edward Island led the RevPAR increases, jumping 13.6 percent to CAD$28.21. Two other provinces posted double-digit RevPAR increases: New Brunswick (+10.1 percent to CAD$48.60) and Manitoba (+10.0 percent to CAD$68.48). Alberta experienced the largest RevPAR decrease, down 8.4 percent to CAD$74.06, followed by British Columbia with a 4.6-percent decrease to CAD$55.73.
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