Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins

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

We’re pleased to report that all of the tourism indicators that we report in the Nanaimo Tourism Bulletin were up in 2016 compared to 2015. Of note, is that the accommodation sector ended the year with an average annual occupancy rate of almost 70% (which compares favourably to the 2016 national average of 64.5% reported by STR). With consideration being given to the development of a new marine attraction, events centre, passenger ferry service, and one or more hotels, Nanaimo is making positive steps to further enhance its tourism profile and visitor economy.

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December 31, 2016 by admin

In the more than 20 years that we’ve been producing the Nanaimo Tourism Bulletin, November occupancy rates have never exceeded 60% -- so this year’s November occupancy rate of 65% represents a notable increase in visitor activity in what is generally one of the slower tourism months of the year. November also saw very strong growth at the Nanaimo Airport (+12%) and the Vancouver Island Conference Centre (+19%). Although Horseshoe Bay – Departure Bay ferry counts are down somewhat, when these counts are added to the Tsawwassen – Duke Point numbers the results show overall increases of 4.5% i

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November 30, 2016 by admin


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