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Hotels in the Middle East witnessed a weaker performance in the second quarter of the year (Q2), as compared to the same timeframe in 2015, according to STR's report. In terms of the three key performance indicators, the region recorded a 62.9

percent occupancy rate, dipping from 2015's 68.4 percent, while average daily rate (ADR) stood at USD169.99, pushing RevPAR down to USD107.01.

In Africa, occupancy averaged at 52.1 percent, marking a 8.5 percent decrease from Q2 2015, ADR, however, rose 8.3 percent to USD101.61, leadind to a RevPAR of USD52.92.

On a different note, Saudi Arabia reported a boost in both ADR, up 14.2 percent, as well as RevPAR, up 13.6 percent to SAR528.86 (USD141.03).

In June, ADR skyrocketed 40.7 percent, resulting in a RevPAR improvement of 44.4 percent, signifying the highest levels on record for Q2 in the Kingdom.

In Cairo, while occupancy remained flat, ADR jumped 24.9 percent, leading to a 25.2 percent rise in RevPAR.

In fact, April was the first time on record in the Egyptian capital that ADR eclipsed EGP1,000 (USD112.61) and May marked the first time since November 2010 when occupancy soar above 70 percent.

Nevertheless, June once again proved to be a challenging month for Cairo's hotel sector.

Similarly, Casablanca recorded a 33.3 percent drop in occupancy to 42.4 percent in June.

All in all, the three month period delivered a 11.4 percent decline in the same metric and although ADR showed a positive change, RevPAR was still down 3.9 percent year-on-year.