tourism statistics

Nanaimo’s accommodation occupancy levels have been increasing over the past five years. Historically highest occupancy levels were between 2005 and 2008 and we’re seeing a trend toward those levels again. In fact 2016 has been a record year for tourism around the province as well as Nanaimo. Year to date August 2016 occupancy levels are at 71.48% and likely will settle around 66 to 67% before year end. Average daily room rates have been increasing overtime, leading to an increase in total RevPar. The number of visitors coming into Tourism information centres to obtain information on the region has also seen a steady increase.