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Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2018-Q4

The Canadian hotel industry blew it out of the park once again in 2018! Growth in demand outpaced growth in new supply 2:1, leading to never before seen levels of national occupancy and average rate.

Many Hotel Sellers Won Big in 2018

On average, hotel prices increased significantly in 2018, as a strong pool of buyers with favorable outlooks kept downward pressure on cap rates.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2018-Q3

Canada's consistently strong hotel demand growth through Q3 continues to outpace new supply growth by a ratio of 2 to 1!

How Hotels Can Compete in the Airbnb Landscape

Airbnb came on the scene in 2008, amidst corporate scandal, economic downturn and instability. Initially people were skeptical, but Airbnb has gained remarkable momentum building its platform with transparency and trust.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2018-Q2

Healthy demand is absorbing new supply in majority of markets across Canada!

Cape Town Calling: Undoing the impact of ‘Day Zero’ on Tourism

With dam levels rising in Cape Town and the city becoming water-wise the threat of ‘Day Zero’ has been pushed out to 2020 or potentially ‘never’. The city now needs to market its comeback and set benchmarks for sustainable tourism destinations.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2018-Q1

Canada’s strong lodging 2018 year-to-date performance is buoyed by Alberta’s turnaround.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q4

The stars could not have been better aligned for the hotel industry in the year of Canada's 150th anniversary.

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q3

A year that is shaping up with RevPAR growth levels that Canada has not witnessed in over 10 years. The Halifax/Darmouth market is leading the pack!

Canadian Lodging Outlook Quarterly 2017-Q2

The Canadian Lodging Industry experienced 7.0% RevPAR growth through June 2017. Wow! ADR is the main contributor particularly in the Luxury segment caused by the low dollar with Ontario and British Columbia leading the pack.
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