Victoria Tourism Bulletins

Victoria Tourism Bulletins

Check out Chemistry’s 2016 Victoria Year in Review graphs. These graphs plot the performance of a number of key tourism indicators between 2010 and 2016 and confirm that 2016 was a great year for the industry.

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December 31, 2016 by admin

Year-end tourism indicators confirm what we’ve been expecting; 2016 was a terrific year for tourism in Greater Victoria. The accommodation sector realized a 4.0 percentage point increase in average annual occupancy over 2015 which, coupled with an annual ARR that was close to $12 higher than last year, resulted in an almost $15 increase in annual RevPAR. With 145,000+ (8.5%) more passengers making use of the airport in 2016, and almost 249,000 (+4.2%) more passengers making use of BC Ferries Route 1, many more people were on the move in 2016 than in 2015.

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December 31, 2016 by admin

With the arrival of the slower fall/winter tourism season, it’s great to see that, similar to last year, a number of hotels are using this quiet time to invest in upgrades and improvements to their properties. Investments in product and service quality improvements are vital to remaining competitive and meeting visitor expectations. Also, while Greater Victoria’s November occupancy rate is low relative to the summer months, it’s promising to see that the rate is up over six percentage points compared to November of last year.

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November 30, 2016 by admin


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