Canada’s Hotel Occupancy Rises

31st July 2011 (Last Updated July 31st, 2011 18:30)

The Canadian hotel industry ended the week of 23 July 2011 with a 2.5% increase in occupancy at 74.6%, according to data from STR Global. Year-on-year, the Canadian market's average daily rate (ADR) increased by 0.5% and revenue per available room (revPAR) grew 3%. Across the

The Canadian hotel industry ended the week of 23 July 2011 with a 2.5% increase in occupancy at 74.6%, according to data from STR Global.

Year-on-year, the Canadian market’s average daily rate (ADR) increased by 0.5% and revenue per available room (revPAR) grew 3%.

Across the states, occupancy in British Columbia rose by 5.2% to stand at 82.4%, followed by Saskatchewan with an increase of 5.1% to 76.3% and Alberta with 5% growth to 71.5%.

Manitoba and New Brunswick registered the largest occupancy decreases for the week, with drops of 7.8% to 75.2% and 7.1% to 77.1%, respectively.

Quebec’s ADR rose by 2.1%, the largest increase in the metric, followed by Saskatchewan with a 1% increase, while New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island posted the largest ADR decrease of 3.2%.

The largest revPAR rise was achieved by Quebec with 6.3%, followed by Saskatchewan with 6.1%, while revPAR in New Brunswick fell by 10%, the only double-digit decrease in the metric.