Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that at the end of the third quarter of 2019, Chinas total construction pipeline has grown to 3,380 projects/628,972 rooms.
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 266,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5 percent. Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services. Employment rose in manufacturing, reflecting the return of workers from a strike.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for October 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.4% compared to the year-ago period. This was a modest slowdown from 3.9% growth recorded in September, owing to softer traffic performance in domestic markets.
During the week of 24-30 November, U.S. hotel occupancy dropped 11.6% to 50.6%, ADR fell 6.7% to $112.28 and RevPAR declined 17.5% to $56.83.
Canadian hotel occupancy fell 5.1% to 59.3% during the week of 24-30 November, and a 2.1% ADR decline to 144.35 Canadian dollars ($109.67) drove RevPAR down 7% to CA$85.63 ($65.06).
STR projects average daily rate between $520 and $540 for Super Bowl weekend in Miami in 2020.
In our most recent review, we found that equity yield rates, on average, have shown a continued trend of decline in the full-service and luxury hotels sector, as well as the lower-tier limited-service sector, with the select-service and upscale limited-service sector showing stability.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks a weak start to the traditional peak season for air cargo and the twelfth consecutive month of year-on-year declines in freight volumes.
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