Both air passenger traffic and hotel occupancy fell in Collier last month.
Passenger traffic through Southwest Florida International Airport fell 2.2% in August compared with the same month one year ago. In August, 444,714 passengers passed through the Fort Myers airport. For the year to date, passenger traffic is down 1%. The top three carriers were Delta, AirTran and Southwest.
Occupancies and rates at Collier County hotels fell also, pushing revenues down in August compared with the same month a year ago. Revenue per available room fell 8.2% in August to $41.40 compared with August 2009. Occupancies fell two percentage points to 43.7% and average daily rate fell 3.9% to $94.80 in August, according to Research Data Services Inc.