Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

Rainy conditions continuing into early June dampened hotel occupancies compared to 2016. Hotel occupancy, room rate and RevPAR are all still up year-to-date and we still expect a record year for Nanaimo’s tourism industry. However, operators are reporting severe labour shortages for cooks, chefs and housekeeping staff which may impact their ability to fully leverage the potential of this year’s tourism activity.

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June 30, 2017 by admin

May marks the start of the busy summer season and Nanaimo’s May tourism stats indicate that the season is off to a good start with almost all year-over-year indicators showing growth. The airport continues to perform very well and hosted almost 30,000 passengers for the month – up more than 7% over 2016. Although not reflected in the indicators below, May also saw three large and two smaller cruise ships visit Nanaimo.

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May 31, 2017 by admin

Nanaimo’s recently launched Tourism Ambassador Program will be a positive addition to the community’s tourism services. The Program will complement the services of the Visitor Centre and involve deploying a pool of friendly volunteers to key tourism areas to welcome visitors and provide them with information. Anything that contributes to the quality of the visitor experience will help generate positive word-of-mouth promotion which is so important in today’s competitive tourism market.

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April 30, 2017 by admin


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