US Solar Eclipse Hotel Occupancy Increases by Another 10 Percent

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On April 8th, there will be a total solar eclipse that traverses North America. Over the past few months, Amadeus has been tracking the impact of the eclipse on hotel book-ing patterns across America using forward-looking business intelligence data from De-mand360+®.

Average hotel occupancy across the 9 markets of Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Little Rock, AR, Poplar Buff, MO, Paducah, KY, Evansville, IN, Cleveland, OH, Erie, PA, Buffalo, NY, Burlington, VT has now risen from an average of 12% on April 1st 2024 to an average of 69% on April 7th 2024. Smaller towns like Erie and Burlington are seeing that 89% and 88% (respectively) of their hotel rooms are already booked.

Data suggests average daily rates (ADR) have also increased significantly because of the eclipse, averaging $170 more than the same day last year. Currently, rates will hit a high of $404 in Bur-lington which is 183% more than the same day in 2023. On average, hoteliers can see a 196% increase in their rates when comparing the start of the week (April 1) to the end of the week in preparation for the eclipse (April 7).