Even though September is typically the slowest month of the year for tourism, hoteliers still saw gains compared to last year, according to a report released Tuesday.
Hotel rooms in Miami were about 67 percent full, nearly a percentage point higher than in September of 2011, according to the numbers from Smith Travel Research. Average rates increased almost one percent to about $122 a night, and per-room revenue increased almost 2 percent to $81. September's occupancy increase was welcome in Miami; that measure had dropped year over year in July and August.
In Broward, occupancy was above 59 percent, an increase of four percentage points, with rates up just about a percent to $89. Revenue per available room jumped more than 5 percent to $53.
The Florida Keys saw occupancy increase to 57 percent, an almost five percentage point gain. Average daily rates increased almost 6 percent to about $167. Per-room revenue shot up nearly 11 percent to almost $95.
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