Walter Mencken 11 a.m., July 25
Tourism Picking Up, But More Slowly in SD
The hotel business is gaining momentum in California markets, according to January data from Smith Travel Research.
Hotel-expert Jerry Morrison of La Jolla's Morrison & Co. notes that this January, the San Diego occupancy rate picked up 1.7% from a year earlier, to 58.2%. However, that gain was less than San Francisco's 2.6%, Anaheim's 10%, and Los Angeles's 4%.
San Diego's revenue per available room was up 3.1% in January from a year earlier, but that paled by comparison with San Francisco's 13.2%, Anaheim's 14.1% and Los Angeles's 8.3%.
Nationwide, there's "good news!" says Morrison. Revenue per available room was up in all but two of the major American markets, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
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