Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

February was a relatively positive month for tourism in Nanaimo. Although ferry and airport numbers declined somewhat, this is partly attributable to 2016 being a leap year and to poor weather conditions which put a ‘damper’ on travel activity between the island and mainland. However, the accommodation sector continues to perform well and realized a 67% average occupancy rate in February (with one property closed for renovations) which is up 11% over last year and was likely influenced by a 50% increase in conference centre activity.

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February 28, 2017 by admin

January tends to be a quiet month for tourism in many communities and, as such, it’s encouraging to see Nanaimo’s tourism indicators starting strong in 2017: January occupancy was 48.6% (up over 6% compared to January of last year), there were almost 13 times the number conference centre delegate days, and the number of airport passengers grew by almost 4.4%. Although ferry numbers were down on the Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route, this decline was largely offset by traffic growth on the Tsawwassen-Duke Point route.

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January 30, 2017 by admin

Check out Chemistry’s 2016 Nanaimo 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


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