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Posted November 4, 2009
Business Conditions Survey

Traveller accommodation industries for Fourth quarter 2009

Statscan - Canadian hoteliers' continued to be less optimistic about the business outlook in the traveller accommodation industry in the fourth quarter of 2009. However, their outlook is less negative than it was in the previous quarter.

Almost two-thirds (65%) of hoteliers expected occupancy rates to be lower than they were during the same quarter last year, while 8% anticipated increases. Thus, the balance of opinion, or difference between the two, was -57.

As has been the case since the first quarter of 2009, more hotel managers (58%) expected average daily room rates to be lower for the remainder of this year compared with those (7%) who expected room rates to be higher.

Regional economic conditions continued to be the most commonly-cited business impediment (64%). In contrast, 29% of the respondents cited this as an impediment when surveyed for the same quarter of 2008.

Note(s): Results have been rounded.

Note: The Business Conditions Survey for the traveller accommodation industries is a voluntary survey sent to 1,453 businesses, mostly hotels. The balance of opinion is determined by subtracting the proportion of traveller accommodation businesses that stated their business activity would be lower relative to the same quarter of the previous year, from the proportion who believed their activity would be higher.

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