Village bookings up, other locations decline
By Emma Breysse, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
August 2, 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.
Everywhere but Teton Village, lodging numbers for the coming weekend went down or stayed steady when compared to this time last year.
The Village saw a 6 percent uptick from the same weekend in 2011, with advance bookings reaching 96 percent for Saturday compared with 90 percent last year.
Bookings in the parks and Moran stayed level at 96 percent, the third year in a row those locations have seen occupancy at that level for this weekend.
Both the Village and the parks increased over last week’s numbers as well, rising to their current levels from 92 percent and 90 percent, respectively.
Everywhere else, numbers were down between 1 percent and 4 percent from last year.
Bookings in the town of Jackson saw the sharpest decrease, going from 92 percent last year to 88 percent Saturday. The drop is even sharper compared to last weekend, when the town saw 96 percent occupancy.
Outlying Jackson was next, with a 3 percent decline, from 93 percent to 90 percent.
Vacation rentals remained nearly the same, dropping from 75 percent to 74 percent.
The drop in total booking numbers was slight, with all locations seeing 89 percent advance bookings for Saturday. Last year’s number was 90 percent.