The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands reported a 74.89-percent occupancy rate among its 12 member hotels for September 2013, an 8-percent increase compared to September 2012.
A total of 53,878 of 71,940 available room nights sold in September 2013, compared to 48,243 of 72,060 of available room nights sold over the same period last year. Room rates were $107.12 during the month, compared to $93.02 last September.
"The Northern Marianas has much to offer visitors in terms of natural beauty and relaxation,” said HANMI chair Nick Nishikawa. “It’s our job as a community to ensure our hotels, our parks, and beaches, and our villages are clean, attractive, and safe. This is one way every citizen can contribute to building our tourism economy.”
So far this calendar year, hotel occupancy is at an average 84.31 percent, 11 percent higher than last year. The number is slightly over a healthy industry indicator average of 80 percent occupancy.
The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands was established in 1985 as a professional forum for the hospitality industry of the NMI. (HANMI)