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Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index drops 36.0% in March

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index dropped 36.0% in March to a level of 2,748. Year to date through the first three months of 2020, the stock index was down 47.9%. "Hotel stocks experienced one of their worst months on record as investors contemplated worst-case liquidity scenarios for hotel companies driven by the COVID-19 demand shock and potential hotel closures," said Michael Bellisario, senior hotel research analyst and director at Baird.

STR: India daily hotel occupancy drops to 11%

As COVID-19 concerns and restrictions have intensified in India, the country's daily hotel occupancy dropped to 11% during 23-29 March, according to preliminary data from STR. "India remained resilient in February—in comparison with other APAC markets that were more deeply affected—thanks largely to robust domestic demand coupled with the low number of COVID-19 cases in the country at that time," said Vidhi Godiawla, STR's business development manager for South and Central Asia.

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STR: Preliminary Mexico Hotel Results For Week Ending 14 March

Mexico’s hotel industry has yet to see declines as steep as those experienced in the U.S. and Canada, but the effects of COVID-19 on travel still played a role in negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 8-14 March 2020, according to preliminary data from STR.

Coronavirus Hits German Hotel Industry Hard: More Than Every-3-Guests Stay Away

Since 1 March 2020, hotel occupancy in Germany has decreased by more than 36% compared to the previous year: This is shown by the analyses of the market research companies STR and Fairmas. They show that in addition to air transport, logistics, trade fair organizers, tourism service providers, cultural institutions and domestic industry, the hotel industry in particular is struggling with dramatic declines in sales.

Coronavirus puts up to 50 million Travel and Tourism jobs at risk says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council says up to 50 million jobs in the Travel & Tourism sector are at risk due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: "WTTC figures show the stark impact on the Travel & Tourism sector of the present COVID-19 outbreak with analysis now suggesting that up to 50 million jobs are at risk in the sector globally".

STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 7 March

Reflecting concerns and cancellations around the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 1-7 March 2020, according to data from STR.

STR: Italy hotel occupancy drops amid COVID-19 outbreak

Key hotel markets in Italy have reported significant occupancy declines amid the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), according to preliminary February data from STR."Italy has become a focal point of the COVID-19 outbreak, so to no surprise, the hotel occupancy impact has been significant in certain markets," said Robin Rossmann, STR's international managing director.

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 11.7% in February

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 11.7% in February to a level of 4,296. Year to date through the first two months of 2020, the stock index dropped 18.5%. "Hotel stocks fell off a cliff at the end of the month due to mounting COVID-19 concerns domestically, and the broader stock market correction has disproportionately impacted travel-related stocks," said Michael Bellisario, senior hotel research analyst and director at Baird.

Coronavirus: Preliminary hotel performance impact

Preliminary data and analysis from STR shows a hotel occupancy decline of 75% in Mainland China from 14-26 January 2020. Performance during the Chinese New Year holiday period was significantly worsened by the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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