Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins
Another Hotel Development Cancellation a Blow to Nanaimo
June 29, 2018
According to the realtor, the owners of the property at 15 Front Street have decided to sell due to increased construction costs (projected costs are now over $13 million, a significant increase from the $8 million that was budgeted).
Accommodation Indicators Up After Slow Start
June 15, 2018
After a slow first quarter for Nanaimo’s accommodation sector, both April and year-to-date accommodation indicators have improved relative to the same periods last year. The April occupancy rate was up by almost 2% to just over 74% for the month.
Wobbly Tourism Performance in First Quarter
March 31, 2018
Transportation indicators have been strong in the first quarter with both BC Ferries and the Nanaimo Airport experiencing strong year-over-year and year-to-date growth. However, occupancy was down by 8% compared to March of last year and, on a year-to-date basis.
Transportation Numbers Up – Occupancy Down!
February 28, 2018
While transportation statistics are mostly up from 2017, hotel occupancy is down 7.6 % from February 2017, and 3.59% YTD. Weather conditions have been poor, affecting close-in visitation on weekends. Nanaimo is more than ready for Spring to arrive!
2018 Tourism Activity Off and Running!
January 31, 2018
Following a year of positive tourism growth in 2017, we’re pleased to report that Nanaimo’s tourism indicators were largely up in January 2018 compared to January 2017. BC Ferries’ passenger and vehicle counts are up notably on both routes.