HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry recorded mixed results for the week ending December 24, 2016, according to data from STR.

In year-over-year comparisons, the country’s occupancy increased 2.5 per cent to 34.1 per cent while Average Daily Rate (ADR) dropped 1.1 per cent to $137.71. Revenue per available room (RevPAR) grew 1.3 per cent to $46.97.

Newfoundland and Labrador saw the largest year-over-year increases in occupancy (up 38.3 per cent to 25.8 per cent) and RevPAR (up 38.5 per cent to $30.87). Five other provinces saw double-double increases in occupancy: Nova Scotia (up 27.2 per cent to 26.1 per cent), New Brunswick (a 21.3-per-cent increase to 23.8 per cent), Saskatchewan (up 16.9 per cent to 27.7 per cent), Manitoba (jumping 16.4 per cent to 35.7 per cent) and Prince Edward Island (an increase of 12.8 per cent to 20 per cent).

Quebec reported the steepest decline in occupancy, falling 3.6 per cent to 37.3 per cent.

Four additional provinces experienced double-digit growth in RevPAR for the week: Nova Scotia saw an increase of 28.2 per cent to $28.52, New Brunswick rose 22.5 per cent to $24.03, Prince Edward Island grew 19 per cent to $18.32 and Manitoba recorded a 15.5-per-cent increase to $38.62).

The largest increases in ADR were recorded in B.C. (up 5.5 per cent to $191.89) and Prince Edward Island (up 5.5 per cent to $91.65).

Alberta reported the only double-digit decrease in ADR, dropping 17.7 per cent to $129.88. RevPAR in that province also fell — down 18.8 per cent to $35.55.


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