HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — STR reported mixed results for the Canadian hotel industry in the three key performance metrics during the week of July 31 through Aug. 6, 2016.
In year-over-year comparisons, Canada’s occupancy declined by 3.6 per cent to 76.2 per cent. The average daily rate for the week, however, was up 4.2 per cent to $162.79. Revenue per available room grew 0.5 per cent to $123.97.
Among the provinces, Nova Scotia demonstrated the largest year-over-year increase in occupancy, which rose by four per cent to 87.7 per cent. RevPAR saw a rise of 13.5 per cent to $126.06.
Two other provinces reported a double-digit increase in RevPAR for the week: P.E.I., up 13.3 per cent to $180.54 and Quebec, up 11.4 per cent to $154.12. These provinces also saw a double-digit rise in ADR: P.E.I. climbed 11.9 per cent to $183.96 and Quebec rose 10.1 per cent to $175.47.
Saskatchewan experienced the largest year-over-year decreases across all three metrics. Occupancy fell 15 per cent to 51.2 per cent; ADR dropped 6.1 per cent to $117.88; and RevPAR fell 20.1 per cent to $60.40.
Alberta was the only province with a double-digit decrease in one of three metrics: occupancy in the province dropped 11.4 per cent to 59.9 per cent.