Published On: Wed, Jul 29th, 2015

Qatar Jordan post double digit performance declines

Hotels across the Middle East and Africa reported declines in occupancy, ADR and revenue per available room during June 2015, with Jordan and Qatar experiencing the worst drop in performance.

Data from STR Global puts Jordanian hotel occupancy at 43.6%, down 31.7%, with ADR down 6.2% and RevPAR down 35.9%. Ongoing violence in Syria has been cited as a potential cause for the drop

In Qatar, where Ramadan began in the middle of the period, double digit declines saw occupancy fall 21.0% to 59.2%; RevPAR dropped by 18.5%, however ADR remained positive with a 3.2% increase.

The average was 8.2% decrease in occupancy to 56.1%; a 4.2% increase in average daily rate to $141.93; and a 4.4% decrease in revenue per available room to $79.59.

 

At a glance: The key markets

Abu Dhabi: declines in each of the three key performance metrics: occupancy -10.2% to 60.9%; ADR -3.7% to AED389.42; and RevPAR -13.5% to AED237.26.

Dubai: recorded 15.4% decrease in occupancy to 63.2%; 8.8% drop in ADR to AED577.85; and a 22.9% decline in RevPAR to AED365.16. Occupancy in Dubai remained steady during Ramadan 2015 when compared to Ramadan 2014, even with a 6.2% year-over-year increase in year-to-date supply.

Johannesburg: South Africa, reported an 8.3% increase in occupancy to 60.3% as well as double-digit growth in ADR of 16.5% to ZAR888.15 and RevPAR increases of 26.2% to ZAR535.95.

Sandton: And surrounding areas in South Africa saw double-digit growth in the three key performance measurements: occupancy up 15.9% to 70.4%; ADR up 11.2% to ZAR1,293.02; and RevPAR up 28.9% to ZAR909.64.

According to STR Global analysts, the performance in the two key South African markets has remained strong despite fewer international arrivals due to strict visa requirements and the after-effect of the Ebola pandemic.

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