Overall revenue among those properties, however, is up 1.4 percent over the same months in 2015.
In addition, the average daily rate through September is up by $4.08 to $108.18 per night over 2015. RevPAR, a common barometer for hoteliers that measures total revenue divided by the total rooms (filled or empty), is up 5 percent, to $60.48.
Some of the decrease for hotel demand in 2016 can be attributed to the month of August
where high temperatures remained in the 90s for much of the month and demand was almost 11 percent under 2015, the year the postponed re-enactment was held in August.
Hotel occupancy is a strong barometer for the tourism industry, but visitors typically spend more money on dining, shopping, recreation and transportation, according to state economic studies.
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