The Canadian hotel industry posted a 1.9% decrease in occupancy to stand at 71.8% for the week commencing 6 August 2011, according to data from STR Global.

In year-on-year measurements, Canada’s average daily rate (ADR) rose by 1.3%, while revenue per available room (revPAR) fell by 0.7%.

Hotel occupancy in Manitoba increased by 5.5% to 68.7%, followed by Alberta with a 2.9% rise to 63.8%.

The largest occupancy decrease was reported by New Brunswick with 6.8% to 77.8% followed by Quebec with a 5.4% fall to 75.6%.

Newfoundland, British Columbia and Manitoba reported ADR rises of 5.7%, 4.2% and 3.3%, respectively, while Prince Edward Island and Quebec posted ADR falls of 2.5% and 2.1%.

RevPAR in Manitoba, British Columbia and Newfoundland increased by 8.9%, 5.5% and 5%, respectively, while Quebec recorded a 7.4% fall, followed by Prince Edward Island with a drop of 5.6%.