Through Q2 2020 the Canadian lodging industry is experiencing a RevPAR decrease of close to 55%. The luxury segment and hotels with more than 500 rooms have taken the brunt of the Covid-19 impact on lodging demand. The summer leisure domestic demand should prove a short term uptick in Q3.
RevPar growth across Canada is flat through the third quarter of 2019. On a provincial level, BC leads the pack with over 3.0% growth with Quebec on its heels at 2.5%. Newfoundland struggles to absorb new supply with a near 6.0% decline and Manitoba's softer market leads to a 3.0% decrease.
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