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Canadian Hotel Occupancy Increases 5.9% to 59.6% For Week Ending 13 April 2013

Revenue per available room up 9.3% to CAD$75.67

Smith Travel Research The Canadian hotel industry experienced positive results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 7-13 April 2013, according to data from STR.

In year-over-year comparisons, occupancy rose 5.3 percent to 59.6 percent, average daily rate was up 3.8 percent to CAD$126.88 and revenue per available room increased 9.3 percent to CAD$75.67.

Among the provinces, Quebec reported the largest occupancy increase, rising 16.2 percent to 58.8 percent, followed by Nova Scotia with an 11.8-percent increase to 60.4 percent. Prince Edward Island reported the only double-digit occupancy decrease, falling 11.5 percent to 29.4 percent.

Ontario (+6.8 percent to CAD$121.84) and Quebec (+5.9 percent to CAD$129.34) posted the largest ADR increases for the week. British Columbia fell 2.4 percent in ADR to CAD$129.24, reporting the largest decrease in that metric.

Quebec jumped 23.0 percent in RevPAR to CAD$76.02, reporting the largest increase in that metric, followed by Nova Scotia (+17.6 percent to CAD$70.35) and Ontario (+13.1 percent to CAD$71.70). Prince Edward Island fell 6.4 percent in RevPAR to CAD$24.77, reporting the largest decrease in that metric.

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