HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Canadian hotel industry reported a 6.3 per cent increase in occupancy for the week of May 15 to 21, closing out the period at 70.2 per cent.

According to data from STR, average daily rate for the week was also up, with a 0.3-per-cent increase to $145.69. RevPAR in the country grew 6.6 per cent to $102.19.

Nova Scotia led the way in each of the three key performance metrics. Occupancy in the province rose 25.9 per cent to 72 per cent; ADR was up 8.7 per cent to $135.60; and RevPAR increased by 36.9 per cent to $97.65. New Brunswick was the only other province to experience an occupancy increase above 20 per cent, reporting a 22.2-per-cent increase to 66.2 per cent.

Three other markets experienced double-digit RevPAR growth: New Brunswick (up 25.2 per cent to $79.31), Quebec (up 20.9 per cent to $123.81) and Manitoba (up 17 per cent to $78.42).

British Columbia was the only province to show a decline in occupancy, down 2.2 per cent to 72.7 per cent. Alberta reported the largest drop in ADR, falling 7.3 per cent to $135.27. Newfoundland and Labrador experienced the largest decrease in RevPAR, recording a decrease of 2.3 per cent to $94.90.


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