HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — According to data from STR, the Canadian hotel industry recorded negative year-over-year results for the week of April 1 to 7. Occupancy dropped 9.6 per cent to 57.5 per cent, while Average Daily Rate (ADR) fell 0.9 per cent to $142.24. Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) recorded a 10.5-per-cent decrease to $81.75.
STR analysts note that performance results were lower due to the Easter calendar shift from the 16th in 2017 to the 1st in 2018. Overall, nine of the 11 reporting provinces and territories saw decreases in RevPAR.
The Northwest Territories reported the only double-digit increase in RevPAR (up 20.6 per cent to $89.43), due primarily to the only double-digit rise in occupancy (up 16.9 per cent to 53 per cent). British Colombia posted the largest lift in ADR — jumping 6.1 per cent to $162.70. Saskatchewan saw the only other rise in occupancy and RevPAR, up nine per cent and 4.8 per cent respectively.
Nova Scotia reported the steepest declines in occupancy (down 29.2 per cent to 49.3 per cent) and RevPAR (falling 29.8 to $63.23), while Alberta experienced the larges dip in ADR (down 4.2 per cent to $130.91). Quebec saw the second-largest decreases in occupancy and RevPAR, which fell 13.6 per cent and 14.4 per cent respectively.