Hotel occupancy levels for the first five months of 2019 are up over the same period last year, with four out of five months posting highest occupancy levels in over a decade.
The monthly results put the year-to-date hotel occupancy up 1.1 points over the same period last year. This year's monthly results for January, February, April, and May are the highest hotel occupancy levels recorded since a number of new, large hotels opened in the city a decade ago. At 76.3%, the May results are also the first time hotel occupancy has surpassed 75% in that month. Additional indicators, including average daily rate (ADR) and revenue per available room (RevPar) are also posting increases and highest-on-record numbers.
Tourism Kelowna markets our destination to travellers throughout the year and attracts major events, conferences, and sporting events to generate overnight visitation and grow our local economy. Tourism's total economic output is valued at over $1.25 billion in the region. You can find more information on economic impact and visitor information here on Tourism Kelowna's website.