HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — According to data from STR, the Canadian hotel industry reported mostly negative results — including a 6.8-per-cent decrease in occupancy — during the week of April 9 to 15.

Citing the Easter calendar shift from March 27 to April 16 as the cause, STR reported the following industry results, year-over-year, for the week:

•    Occupancy: down 6.8 per cent to 56 per cent
•    Average Daily Rate (ADR): up 0.1 per cent to $138.54
•    Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR): down 6.7 per cent to $77.60

B.C. experienced the largest increase in RevPAR (up 1.2 per cent to $98.41) while P.E.I. recorded the top increase in ADR, growing 2.8 per cent to $110.48. Quebec saw the only rise in occupancy with a 0.7-per-cent increase to 62.9 per cent.

Five provinces realized double-digit declines in RevPAR, three of which reported a decrease of more than 20 per cent in the metric: Nova Scotia (down 33.7 per cent to $56.53), Saskatchewan (down 33.7 per cent to $50.44) and P.E.I. (a 28.8-per-cent drop to $38.40).

Saskatchewan reported the largest drop in ADR, falling 7.8 per cent to $117.30. P.E.I. posted the steepest decline in occupancy (down 30.7 per cent to 34.8 per cent), followed by Nova Scotia (down 29.9 per cent to 47.3 per cent) and Saskatchewan (a 28-per-cent drop to 43 per cent).


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