According to data compiled by STR Global,
figures for the European hotel industry's occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per
available room ranged from double-digit losses to double-digit
gains in August 2009, depending on the market and the currency used for
With the help of leisure demand in this summer
holiday season, Italy reported a strong performance in occupancy,
said Elizabeth Randall, managing director of STR Global. Italy
reported a 4.6% increase in occupancy for the month. Among
the key markets, the Italian markets performed best in occupancy,
Rome was up 17.9%, Florence rose 13.4%, and Venice
increased 10.2%. The Spanish markets were also positively
affected by leisure travel, Barcelona reported an increase of 8.2% in occupancy for the month.
Key Market Highlights for August 2009 (year-on-year)
reported double-digit occupancy increases: Rome, Italy (+17.9% to 64.8%); Florence, Italy (+13.4% to 57.6%); and Venice, Italy (+10.2% to 68.3%).
Geneva, Switzerland, was the only market to experience an
occupancy decrease of more than 20%, falling 21%
Geneva posted the largest ADR increase, up
6.5% to EUR247.11, followed by Barcelona, Spain (+4.7% to EUR115.34).
Three markets experienced ADR
decreases of more than 20%: Moscow, Russia (-39.2%
to EUR105.64); Munich, Germany (-31.0% to EUR74.12); and
Budapest, Hungary (-22.6% to EUR59.83).
reported the largest RevPAR increase, up 13.3% to EUR88.00,
followed by Rome with a 9.8-percent increase to EUR73.46.
Four markets posted RevPAR decreases of more than 25%:
Moscow (-44.9% to EUR61.84); Munich (-35.7% to
EUR47.49); Budapest (-29.1% to EUR39.88); and Oslo, Norway
(-26.0% to EUR71.14).
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