While Washington County hotels did see an increase in visitation over the Labor Day holiday, compared to last year, daily occupancy numbers have started to take a dip, bringing decreases over 2020 numbers. Increases in cases due to the Delta variant, as well as a return to mask restrictions and new vaccine and negative COVID test requirements have affected travel throughout the U.S.
For the week of September 5-11, occupancy levels have dropped to 63.7%, a 8.3% decline over the same period last year. The average daily room rate for the week is at $116.08, which is an increase of 19.7% over 2020. (Source: STR, September 15, 2021)
UPDATE: Last year, wildfires and evacuations in neighboring counties accounted for higher occupancy levels in 2020.
The following charts illustrate trends in occupancy (OCC) and average daily room rate (ADR) for the past three months, compared to 2020.
Source: STR, September 15, 2021