Nanaimo Tourism Bulletins
Continued Strong Performance Supports Increased Inventory
May 2, 2019
Transportation and accommodation indicators demonstrate continued growth for the tourism industry in Nanaimo, and support the construction of the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the downtown area near the Conference Centre. Ground will break soon on this project.
Time to Staff Up for Spring and Summer!
March 29, 2019
With strong tourism performance on all fronts and a forecast of a vibrant tourist year, staff shortages will be at critical levels this season. Consider attending or participating in the Work BC Job Fair, April 4th,
Nanaimo Visitation Strong!
March 7, 2019
Hotel occupancy of 62% is up from 48.5% in 2018 due to the closure of the Howard Johnson. We are now hearing strong rumours of TWO new hotels planned for downtown Nanaimo.
Will Consistent Strong Industry Performance Lead to Increased Investment in Nanaimo?
January 31, 2019
2018 has proven to be another year of healthy performance for Nanaimo’s tourism sector. We have seen growth in hotel occupancy of 1.45% for the year, and RevPAR climbed $2.28. The Nanaimo Airport and Vancouver Island Conference Centre also had a very strong year.
Nanaimo’s “new Normal”
November 30, 2018
November 2018 marks the first month of hotel stats reported without the Howard Johnson. With the closure of this property, Nanaimo has lost 100 rooms from its hotel inventory. The resulting increase in occupancy and rate are the “new normal” for the City and provide further
Nanaimo Poised to Take Off!
October 30, 2018
Tourism has been growing substantially in Nanaimo over the past year and with hotel occupancy at 75.5%, it’s time to build new hotels! The new mayor and council have the opportunity to support the achievement of great things as Nanaimo has incredible potential.
September Shows Continued Strong Results for Nanaimo’s Tourism Industry!
September 30, 2018
Hotel room rate and occupancy are holding steady for Nanaimo. Airport and BC Ferries remain strong. At some point very soon, Nanaimo will need new hotels to accommodate increased tourism growth.
Nanaimo Experiences a Record High Hotel Occupancy in August!
August 31, 2018
The Nanaimo accommodations sector showed record occupancy for the month of August, while the Nanaimo Airport experienced another month of very strong growth in traffic with an increase of 34.59%. Forest Fires, no doubt, diverted travellers from other parts of the province.
July Occupancy Rate Soars Over Last Year!
August 28, 2018
Last month we predicted that the strong performance reflected in Nanaimo’s June accommodation indicators would continue and July stats have proven this to be true as the community experienced a significant 9.2% increase in its July occupancy rate.