Airfare prices are slowly climbing in markets with the strongest demand, according to BCD Travels midyear update to the 2018 Industry Forecast. Meanwhile, the outlook for global hotel rates in 2018 remains unchanged with a 2-4% increase predicted over last year.
Brazil reported a 10.2% year-over-year occupancy increase in January, the highest occupancy increase for any month in the country in nearly seven years.
London reported hotel occupancy decreased 0.4% to 77.3% in February, according to preliminary data from STR. ADR rose 1.2% to 133.84 ($185.96) and RevPAR increased 0.8% to 103.48 ($143.78).
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 313,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent. Employment rose in construction, retail trade, professional and business services, manufacturing, financial activities, and mining.