Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association (AHATA) published the occupancy and rates for May 2019. Tisa LaSorte, AHATA’s CEO, informed that the occupancy was a bit lower. Aruba’s Tourism experienced extra growth after the hurricane effects of September 2017 in the Caribbean, and now the affected inventory within the Caribbean is opening back up which leads to the demand for Aruba normalizing slowly. As May is a low-season month, the rates are lower than previous months of the year, but are still considered high rates as demand continues to be elevated.
For May 2019 Aruba’s average occupancy was 80.9% which is the lowest for this year and 1.8% lower than May 2018. The ADR is also lower compared to April but 7.3% higher than May 2018, reaching $227.77. The RevPAR was $184.31 which is an increase of 5% compared to last year and 12% lower than April 2019.
The data is based on 17 member hotels: Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, Barceló Aruba, Boardwalk Hotel, Brickell Bay Beach Club, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Divi & Tamarijn All-Inclusive, Eagle Aruba Resort, Holiday Inn Resort Aruba, Hyatt Regency Aruba, Manchebo Beach Resort, Marriott Aruba & Stellaris Casino, The Mill Resort, Renaissance Aruba Resort, The Ritz-Carlton, RIU Palace, RIU Antillas and Talk of the Town
Posted on Jun 13, 2019