RevPAR vs. GOPPAR: Property- and firm-level analysis

Seoki Lee, Bing Pan, Sungbeen Park

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Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) has been widely used as the standard performance measure for the hotel industry. However, hoteliers have also recognized limitations of RevPAR and developed other alternative performance measures. Gross Operating Profit per Available Room (GOPPAR) has become popular as an important alternative performance measure because it resolves limitations of RevPAR. Nevertheless, practical implications of the comparative validity and usefulness between the two measures have not been fully and empirically investigated in the past literature. Therefore, the current study seeks to fill that gap by comparing RevPAR and GOPPAR at the property- and firm-level. This study found that RevPAR is, in general, a more useful measure than GOPPAR at the firm-level and mixed results at the property-level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-190
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
StatePublished - May 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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