Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

With one more month of data to follow, it appears that 2017 was again a fantastic year for our tourism industry. The growth we have experienced in the past four years is now putting significant pressure on wages and benefits, transportation issues, workforce housing and labour shortages. I think that 2018 will provide to be a very interesting year as international and domestic tourism continue to grow.

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November 30, 2017 by admin

BC Ferries has announced that they saw the highest passenger numbers in their 2nd quarter (ended Sept. 30) in 20 years. During this quarter both passenger and vehicle traffic climbed 5.2% over the same time last year leading to improved revenues. The favourable exchange rate for US visitors and great weather conditions are key factors contributing to the growth.

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October 31, 2017 by admin

Nanaimo’s hotel sector has benefited from a strong domestic and international visitation right through 2017 so far. With occupancy rates continuing to be this strong, it will not be long before more hotel operators consider new development.

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September 30, 2017 by admin


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