Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

Nanaimo should be pleased with the performance of its tourism sector in October. Despite some decline in Route 2 ferry traffic relative to October of last year, accommodation, airport and conference centre indicators are all up. Nanaimo’s tourism sector seems to be on a roll and it’s hoped that tourism promotion and marketing momentum will be maintained given the recent announcement that the community is changing how tourism marketing services are delivered.

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October 31, 2016 by admin

Nanaimo’s September and year-to-date tourism indicators all show positive and strong growth rates. Based on a ‘back of the envelope calculation’, the increase in September’s average occupancy rate and ADR relative to last year represent additional hotel/motel room revenue of approximately $650,000 and additional total visitor spending (including accommodation) of approximately $2 million.

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September 30, 2016 by admin

It was another very strong month for tourism in Nanaimo! The community’s August occupancy rate of 90.2% exceeded that of Victoria’s by two percentage points and year-to-date occupancy levels are currently more than 7.5 percentage points ahead of last year’s YTD rate for the same period.

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August 31, 2016 by admin


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