Hotel occupancy at 80 pct. in June


The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands reported 79.55 percent occupancy among 11 member hotels for June 2014, a 2-percent increase compared to June 2013.

A total of 54,962 of 69,090 available nights sold over the same period last year. Room rates were $111.13 during the month, compared to $102.67 last June.

“The continuing increase in hotel occupancy is due in part to the efforts of hotels and travel agents promoting the Northern Marianas in close collaboration with the Marianas Visitors Authority in China, Korea, Japan, and Russia,” said HANMI chair Nick Nishikawa. “The MVA’s promotions are largely made possible through the hotel occupancy tax paid by hotels; this public-private partnership benefits the entire Commonwealth.”

So far this calendar year, hotel occupancy is at an average 83.76 percent, 2 percent lower than last year.

The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands was established in 1985 as a professional forum for the hospitality industry of the Northern Mariana Islands. (HANMI)

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