According to STR, the Canadian hotel industry
reported positive year-on-year results in the three key
performance metrics during 2018.
When compared with 2017, hotels in Canada
enjoyed an average Occupancy increase of 1.0% to 66.3%, ADR rose 4.3% to CAD163.40
and RevPAR jumped +5.3% to CAD108.39.
occupancy level was the highest for any year in the country since
An October report from Destination Canada showed
that overnight arrivals of international visitors to the country
were up 1.2% year to date, putting the country on track for
another record year. Preliminary figures for November then showed
a 2% increase year to date.
In absolute values,
August was Canada’s top month of the year for each of the three
metrics: Occupancy (80.4%), ADR (CAD185.02) and RevPAR
Among the provinces and territories, British
Columbia recorded the year’s largest year-on-year increase in RevPAR (+9.3% to CAD137.18), due primarily to the largest lift in
ADR (+8.6% to CAD193.58).
Saskatchewan experienced the
highest rise in occupancy (+6.0% to 56.2%), but the
second-steepest drop in ADR (-1.5% to CAD117.71).
saw the second-largest jump in RevPAR (+6.0% to CAD88.05).
Overall, 10 of the 11 reporting provinces and territories
reported RevPAR growth.
Newfoundland and Labrador
registered the steepest declines in all three key performance
metrics: occupancy (-13.6% to 54.5%), ADR (-4.5% to CAD138.75) and RevPAR (-17.5% to CAD75.66).
Quebec experienced the
second-largest drop in occupancy (-2.2% to 69.6%).