South Carolina’s hotel occupancy fell 4.6% year over year in June, according to data from the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
The state’s occupancy rate was 72.5% in June, 1 percentage point lower than the occupancy rate across the U.S. The country’s occupancy rate also fell last month by 1.3%, according to the S.C. data.
Average room rate across South Carolina also dropped year over year by about 1%, to $137.07, and revenue per available room, known as revpar, dropped by 5.4%, to $99.41.
Year to date, South Carolina is seeing a 63.3% occupancy rate, which is about the same as last year at this point, and a $117.34 average room rate, which is less than 1% higher. Revpar, which is $76.05 year to date, is also less than 1% greater than at this point compared with last year.
The three-month occupancy outlook for South Carolina from STR Inc. predicts a 74.2% occupancy rate in July, up less than 1% from last year, 69.3% occupancy in August and 60.4% occupancy in September.