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Victoria Tourism Bulletins

A month of beautiful weather, combined with an abundance of local festivities and events such as Symphony Splash, the Downtown Victoria Busker Festival, Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, Uptown Chalkart Festival, Petapalooza, and many more, made August a very busy month for tourism operators in Victoria. The Victoria Conference Centre hosted two city-wide events and all key indicators for the month show significant growth over August 2016.

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August 30, 2017 by admin

Despite a small decline in hotel occupancy in July from the record 2016 numbers, hotel room rates and RevPAR are up. Hotels that have invested in renovations are seeing some strong return on their investments. BC Ferries and the Victoria Airport are showing very strong performance.

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July 31, 2017 by admin

Tourism performance continues to be strong. It is interesting to see airport, ferries and cruises ship numbers up over 2016, but hotel occupancy down for two months in a row (May and June). Could this be due to the impact of STRs?
Labour shortages (especially cooks and chefs) are becoming impossible to ignore as businesses across BC are making difficult decisions about reducing hours of operation and/or services because they don’t have enough staff.

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June 30, 2017 by admin

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