Maldives and Mauritius Report Increases in Hotel Demand

8th March 2011 (Last Updated March 8th, 2011 18:30)

Hotel occupancy for 2010 rose by 17% in Mauritius and 8.6% in the Maldives from 2009's occupancy figures, according to data from STR Global. Demand for hotel rooms has almost returned to pre-recession levels, down by only 0.7% in 2010 in the Maldives compared with 2009, and by only 4%

Hotel occupancy for 2010 rose by 17% in Mauritius and 8.6% in the Maldives from 2009’s occupancy figures, according to data from STR Global.

Demand for hotel rooms has almost returned to pre-recession levels, down by only 0.7% in 2010 in the Maldives compared with 2009, and by only 4% in Mauritius. However, the increase in demand did not have any impact on the average daily rate (ADR), which is still 17% in Mauritius and 9.1% in the Maldives.

ADR for 2010 fell by €14.90 ($20.80) in Mauritius and by €1.80 ($2.51) in the Maldives when compared with 2009’s ADR.

STR Global tracks the performance of 25 hotels in the Maldives and 23 hotels in Mauritius.