Saturday proves strong, yet still lagging behind
By Katy Niner, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
June 21, 2012
Every week, the Jackson Hole Daily looks at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s lodging barometer of bookings for the week ahead, which the chamber compiles on Wednesday afternoons and posts online Thursday mornings. Comparisons are made according to percent change, rather than the difference in percentage points.
Saturday brings strong bookings, yet remains steps behind years past.
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s latest occupancy survey compares Saturday with June 25, 2011, and June 26, 2010.
As of Wednesday, 76 percent of rooms valleywide had been reserved for Saturday, a 6 percent dip from the 81 percent occupancy reported at this time last year, and 8 percent less than the 83 percent of 2010.
Several sectors lead with more than 80 percent of rooms reserved. Parks and Moran were 88 percent booked, down 6 percent from last year’s 94 percent. Downtown Jackson reported 83 percent of its rooms booked in advance, a 7 percent slide from the 89 percent in 2011. The outlying Jackson area also fared well with 80 percent occupancy, though not as well as last year, when 90 percent of outlying rooms were reserved.
Teton Village and vacation rentals reported slight upticks — 4 percent and 7 percent, respectively.