Middle East January data from STR Global
Highlights from key individual markets in the Middle East/Africa region include (percentages are January 2009 vs. January 2008):
- Beirut, Lebanon, was the only market to report increases in all three key performance measurements, rising 24.1 percent in occupancy to 52.6 percent, 28.4 percent in ADR to US$168.94, and 59.5 percent in RevPAR to US$88.84.
- Amman, Jordan, and Tel Aviv, Israel, reported decreases in occupancy of more than 20 percent, down 22.9 percent to 41.4 percent and 43.0 percent to 41.4 percent, respectively.
- Markets reporting ADR increases of more than 25 percent include: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (+28.6 percent to US$360.78); Beirut (+28.4 percent to US$168.94); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (+42.9 percent to US$177.85); and Muscat, Oman (+39.5 percent to US$330.43).
- Three markets reported RevPAR increases of more than 20 percent: Beirut (+59.5 percent to $88.84); Jeddah (+35.2 percent to US$112.85); and Muscat (+24.3 percent to US$223.98).
- The largest decreases in RevPAR were reported by Cape Town, South Africa (-35.3 percent to US$63.20) and Tel Aviv (-40.7 percent to US$76.69).
Performances of key countries in January (all monetary units in local currency):
|Country||Occupancy||% change||ADR||% change||RevPAR||% change|
|United Arab Emirates||68.3%||-16.6%||AED1122.52||-5.5%||AED766.26||-21.2%|
*percentages are increases/decreases for January 2009 vs. January 2008
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