The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands reported 84.60 percent occupancy among its 12 member hotels for December 2012, a 15-percent increase compared to December 2011.
A total of 62,996 of 74,462 available room nights sold in December 2012, compared to 451,783 of 74,648 of available room nights sold over the same period last year. Room rates were $113.20 during the month, compared to $103.14 last December.
"December was an excellent month in terms of occupancy, and the hotel industry is optimistic that 2013 will be a year moving toward tourism recovery for the Northern Marianas,” said HANMI chair Nick Nishikawa. “The efforts of the industry, the government, and the community all make a difference, and we look forward to this continued partnership. Everyone has a stake in health of the industry.”
In calendar year 2012, hotel occupancy averaged 73.06 percent, 9 percent higher than 2011.
The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands was established in 1985 as a professional forum for the hospitality industry of the NMI. (HANMI)