Bookings rise sharply in the Hole this week
By Mark Huffman, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
December 27, 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 Wednesday afternoon and posts online Thursday morning. Comparisons are made according to percent change, rather than the difference in percentage points.
Jackson Hole bookings are jumping this weekend over hotel reservations seen last year and the year before at the same time of the season.
Total bookings around the valley are at 69 percent of capacity for the coming Saturday, up from 56 percent in 2011 and 49 percent in 2010.
There are healthy improvements in every area: Bookings in downtown Jackson are at 68 percent this weekend compared with 58 percent a year ago, and bookings in Teton Village are at 91 percent this weekend compared with 76 percent in 2011
The numbers were also up in smaller categories: Bookings are at 48 percent in outlying Jackson lodges, up from 24 percent last year, and vacation rentals are booked at 77 percent this weekend, up from 58 percent a year ago.
The stats are also a big spike from the Saturday before Christmas, when downtown Jackson reported 35 percent occupancy, Teton Village reported 27 percent, and total occupancy was put at 26 percent.