The Presidential Election Effect on Hotel Performance

Coming off of a record year in 2015, Caribbean hotel occupancy in 2016 has declined every month so far this year compared to last according to the folks at STR. Blame it on Zika, AirBnB, Brexit, Cuba or the airlines if you like, but there is something else at work this year – the US Presidential election.

Every four years the elections are regularly blamed for poor hotel performance with no real hard evidence other than, “people like to stay close to home.” This year is different.…


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