The Niagara Falls, ON, region is seeing another record-breaking year in RevPAR growth. The rise in occupancy and average daily rate is expected to continue with the persistence of the weak Canadian dollar and the rise in US/international travellers.
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The conference keyed in on ways for independent hotels to gain ground in today’s market, from financing avenues to booking channels. Changes in consumer behavior, with tastes favoring the hotel “experience” more than price or brand, were a highlight.
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The North American hotel industry is still firing on all cylinders, with year-to-date occupancies at an all-time high. While some markets face challenges from new supply, prospects appear healthy in the near term.