This was primarily driven by a slump in rates in Central & South Asia, including India, and Northeast Asia, which includes China. In Central & South Asia, ADR slumped 16.0% to US$79.13, while Northeast Asia experienced a 10.0% ADR drop, to US$81.20. ADR also fell in Southeast Asia, although at a less dramatic rate of 4.6%, to US$104.39. Overall, the Asia Pacific region’s hotel occupancy improved last month, rising 3.0% to 71.8%, but the slump in rates caused revenue per available room (revPAR) to decline 7.7% US$65.08. “Occupancy was up for all sub-regions in Asia Pacific during August, while ADR is down,” said Elizabeth Winkle, managing director of STR Global. “Southeastern Asia continues to be the only sub-region to report positive results. Performance in markets in Malaysia and Indonesia was stronger in August due to the shift of Ramadan from July in 2012 to August in 2013.” Get the full story at Travel Daily Asia