The regions occupancy increased 8.7 percent to 58.2 percent during the month, its average daily rate fell 1.8 percent to US$136.16 and its revenue per available room rose 6.8 percent to US$79.22.
The Middle East/Africa region reported mostly positive performance results in June 2012 when reported in U.S. dollars, according to data compiled by STR Global.
The region’s occupancy increased 8.7 percent to 58.2 percent during the month, its average daily rate fell 1.8 percent to US$136.16 and its revenue per available room rose 6.8 percent to US$79.22.
Year-to-date 2012, the region reported a 9.4-percent occupancy increase to 60.6 percent, a 1.5-percent ADR decrease to US$162.37, and a 7.7-percent rise in RevPAR to US$98.38.
“Middle Eastern hoteliers reported improving occupancy and average room rates boosted by double-digit demand growth for the first half of 2012 compared to the first six months in 2011”, said Elizabeth Randall, managing director of STR Global. “The occupancy and average room rate for the first half of 2012 is, however, still behind its peak performance of the first six months in 2008. For the first six months of 2008, the region achieved 70.9 percent occupancy and rate of US$235.64. The region saw the highest increase in new room supply compared to the other world regions since 2008. Africa reported continued occupancy improvements whilst average room rates remain under pressure compared to the first half 2011. In contrast, looking back at the first half of 2008, the Africa region surpassed its average room rate performance by US$12.68”.
Highlights among the region’s key markets for June 2012 include (year-over-year comparisons, all currency in U.S. dollars):
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