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Caribbean hotel occupancy soars 6.6 percent

Caribbean hotel occupancy jumped 6.6 percent in May, the highest year-over-year rise of any month so far in 2013, according to a new report from STR Global.

After a sluggish April, occupancy in May stood at 64.4 percent, up from 60.4 percent in May 2012, while revenue per available room saw an 8.3 percent increase to $103.66.

The average daily rate also rose 1.6 percent over May 2012 after contracting by 1.4 percent in April.

Total Caribbean hotel revenue was up 8.5 percent year over year to a total of $926.5 million.

As a point of comparison, hotel occupancy in the region was up 12 percent compared to May 2011, and 16 percent over May 2010, the Caribbean Journal reported.

For the year, Caribbean hotel occupancy is up 3.8 percent compared to the first five months of 2012, while RevPAR is up 10.2 percent and average daily rates are up by 6.2 percent.

The average daily rate is at $149.69 for 2013.

STR’s data covered Caribbean hotels through the end of May.

Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Published June 26, 2013 at 12:43 pm (Updated June 26, 2013 at 12:42 pm)

Caribbean hotel occupancy soars 6.6 percent

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