August 2013 Travel Industry News
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Lodging Occupancy in Michigan, Detroit, and the United States – August 2013
CHART 1 illustrates the monthly occupancy rates of lodging properties in Michigan, Detroit, and the US, as reported by STR since the beginning of 2009. Lodging occupancy in Michigan and Detroit improved nearly every month during the past five years, as you can see by the overall upwards trending of the green and red lines shown below.
CHART 2 illustrates the month-to-same-month, one-year earlier percentage changes in occupancy rates for Michigan, Detroit, and the United States since June 2009. From September 2009 through November 2011, recovery of the lodging industry in Michigan and Detroit out-paced the recovery of the lodging industry at the national level nearly every month. Stable recovery continued in Michigan and Detroit through all of 2012 and into early 2013, with slow-downs occurring during the months of March and June.
In August 2013, hotel/motel occupancy in Michigan increased by 1.0%, as compared to the same month in 2012, registering 72.3%. Twenty-six states experienced lower occupancy rates than Michigan this during month: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.
Detroit’s hotel/motel occupancy during the month of August 2013 registered 69.9%, an increase of 0.1% over the same time in 2012. Ten of the Top 25 Markets experienced lower occupancy rates than Detroit during this month: Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; New Orleans, LA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA-NJ; Phoenix, AZ; St. Louis, MO-IL; Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL and Washington, DC-MD-VA.
Total US hotel/motel occupancy registered 69.2% in August 2013, an increase of 2.3% over the same time last year.
August Lodging Occupancy in Michigan, Detroit, and the United States
Source: STR is based in Hendersonville, TN. They have collected monthly and daily operating data and reported on the state of the lodging industry for more than 20 years. Currently more than 23,000 hotels in the US participate in its monthly survey.
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