In December, the U.S. hotel industry reported occupancy was mostly flat (+0.1% to 54.1%), but a 1.8% ADR increase to $124.28 pushed RevPAR up 1.9% to $67.20.
In 2018, the U.S. hotel industry saw occupancy increase 0.5% to 66.2%, according to STR, while ADR rose 2.4% to $129.83 and RevPAR increased 2.9% to $85.96.
With the Chinese now accounting for Australias largest group of tourists, hotels are going the extra yard to make their visitors feel welcome.
U.S. hotel occupancy decreased 5.9% to 53.5% during the week of 6-12 January, according to STR. ADR declined 2.3% to $125.69, which caused RevPAR to drop 8% to $67.21.
The Canadian hotel industry saw occupancy decrease 6.9% to 46.4% during the week of 6-12 January, while ADR dipped 0.9% to 139.72 Canadian dollars ($105.09) and RevPAR dropped 7.7% to CA$64.82 ($48.76).
Demand from the commercial segment accounted for more than 40 percent of accommodated roomnights in November and helped fuel a 5.2-percent year-on-year increase in profit per room for hotels across Europe, according to the latest data tracking full-service hotels from HotStats.
Preliminary December 2018 data from STR shows Dubai hotel occupancy dropped 2.7% to 79.2%, ADR declined 4.3% to 758.80 Emirati dirhams ($206.62) and RevPAR decreased 6.9% to 600.98 dirhams ($163.64).
Profit levels at hotels in the Middle East & North Africa remained under pressure in November, as revenues were hit by declines in both price and volume in the normally reliable commercial segment, according to the latest data tracking full-service hotels from HotStats.
The latest data released by UKHospitality has revealed that the UK hotel market is underperforming compared to the EU average on every key metric.
Sydney hotels reported occupancy dipped 1.4% to 81% in December, according to preliminary STR data. ADR decreased 1.1% to 245.93 Australian dollars ($176.99) and RevPAR fell 2.5% to AU$199.23 ($143.40).