Northern Europe and Dublin's RevPAR continue decline STR Reports
Year-to-date March 2009 vs YTD March 2008 (Euros)
“What shouldn’t be forgotten is that the first eight months of 2008 were very strong, so year-on-year comparisons are by definition exaggerated. The reverse may well be true towards the end of the year, and comparative results may start to stabilise from September onwards”, pointed out Chappell.
Dublin’s weekly occupancy and average room rate for seven weeks ending 11 April 2009
Source: STR Global
As expected the fall in occupancy in the early part of the year has been followed more recently by a decline in rate as hoteliers attempt to stimulate demand. Rates in Dublin fell consistently in the six weeks leading up to 11 April 2009. Occupancy held up more steadily and the average occupancy of 57 percent over the same period is an improvement on earlier in the year.
Dublin’s weekly RevPAR percent change for seven weeks ending 11 April 2009
Source: STR Global
The latest monthly Hotel Market Forecast report from STR Global which predicts market conditions based on the most recent available economic and hotel performance data together with advanced modeling of over 300 economic indicators, expects that Dublin’s RevPAR decline for 2009 to be in the -5 percent to -8 percent range, with falling occupancy continuing to be the main culprit.
* Northern Europe is defined as Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom.
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