TIA member hotels in Auckland had an average occupancy rate in April of 88%, identical to the same month a year ago.
However, Auckland hotel occupancy and room rates in April both declined from the previous month.
Roberts says that in March 2017, the occupancy level was 94% with an average room rate of $232. In April 2017, the occupancy level was 88% and the average room rate fell to $207.
‘In other words, hotels made better returns in March, before the Games, than they did in April with the Games.’