Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

With the ongoing strong performance in the hotel sector, it is clearly time for a new hotel in Nanaimo! A strong economy, a beneficial Canadian/US exchange rate, and increased destination awareness drove BC Ferries and Nanaimo Airport numbers up!

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August 30, 2017 by admin

Nanaimo saw a 9.63% drop in hotel occupancy in July, but year-to-date numbers are still strong compared to 2016. BC Ferries and Nanaimo Airport numbers continue to outperform 2016. Overall, a good year so far for Nanaimo’s tourism industry!

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July 31, 2017 by admin

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


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