Memorial Day Weekend - Change in Adjusted Occupancy Rate 2020 vs. 2019

May 27, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of the peak season for vacation rentals around the United States. This year was a mixed bag for owners, renters, managers, and destinations due in part to the variations in policies and intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some destinations, like San Francisco and Hawaii, had adjusted paid occupancy rates that were much lower than last year (-50% and -46%, respectively). Others, like Park City (+4%), South Padre Island (+7%), and the Outer Banks of North Carolina (+14%), benefited from reopening and actually had higher occupancy rates than last year. There were more factors at play than simply being open to visitors, as evidenced by Destin, FL seeing a drop of 4% vs. Memorial Day Weekend 2019 while their neighbors on 30A in Walton County, FL, saw an increase of 2%.

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