2020 Industry Performance and Forecast

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It has been over five months since COVID-19 impacted our local, national, and global tourism industry. During that time, many businesses and entire industries have shifted focus to survive the pandemic. It’s been said that the tourism industry was among the first impacted, one of the most severely hit, and will be one of the last to fully recover. We are starting to get more research and data back about how our local industry has been impacted, how it has performed, and signals as to what may lie ahead…

Summer Hotel Occupancy Numbers Rebound

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Hotel occupancy numbers show that Kelowna experienced a strong summer season this year. June, July, and August had an average occupancy of 85.3%, which is 5.7 pp (percentage points) over the same period last year, with August surpassing the 90% occupancy mark…

2017 Hotel Occupancy Numbers Show Strength

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Overnight visitation to Kelowna remained strong throughout 2017. While the spring and summer months presented weather-related challenges for the tourism industry, Kelowna and area continued to see growth and development with visitors coming for a vacation or to attend a meeting, conference, or event…