Victoria Tourism Bulletins

Victoria Tourism Bulletins

Wet weather conditions in May slightly dampened hotel occupancy, but it’s important to remember that when comparing performance year over year, 2016 was a record year for tourism in Victoria. Expect to break more records during June, July and August this year with great weather and great events scheduled!

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May 31, 2017 by admin

In April, ferry, airport, conference centre and cruise ship numbers all reflect strong growth relative to the same month last year. However, the occupancy rate was down. We referenced the impact of weather in our March Bulletin and once again, a number of accommodators highlighted April weather as a contributor to lower visitation. This suggests that many visitors are making last minute travel plan decisions.

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April 30, 2017 by admin

It would appear that it wasn’t only the residents of Greater Victoria who were affected by our cold, wet March. As we can see from the decline in occupancy rates from 2016, the weather deterred travelers from visiting, even in a month that provides families with the opportunity to get away for Spring Break. On the bright side, year to date numbers are still up over last year, and anecdotal information tells us that the rest of spring and summer bookings are strong.

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March 31, 2017 by admin


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