Canadian Hotels Report 2.0% Increase in Occupancy Week Ending 23 April 2011

Canadian Hotels Report 2.0% Increase in Occupancy Week Ending 23 April 2011

In year-over-year measurements, the Canadian hotel industry ended the week with a 15.2-percent decrease in occupancy to 52.0 percent, a 6.9-percent decrease in average daily rate and a 21.0-percent decrease in revenue per available room.

None of the provinces reported increases in occupancy for the week. Nova Scotia fell 31.3 percent in occupancy to 44.9 percent, followed by New Brunswick (-26.4 percent to 43.5 percent) and Newfoundland (-20.6 percent to 59.7 percent).

Manitoba (+2.2 percent) and Saskatchewan (+1.7 percent) achieved the only ADR increases. Two provinces posted ADR decreases of more than 10 percent: Prince Edward Island (-12.2 percent ) and Ontario (-11.0 percent).

Four provinces experienced RevPAR decreases of more than 20 percent: Nova Scotia (-35.5 percent); New Brunswick (-27.7 percent); Ontario (-26.7 percent); and Newfoundland (-22.6%).