Issue 17-140: Tourism Room Revenues

October 31, 2017

For most of British Columbia, room revenues rose during the month of August. On a year-over-year basis, B.C. Rockies (+15.1%), Northern B.C. (+14.9%), Vancouver, Coast and Mountains (+11.9%), and The Island (+2.7%) tourism regions all reported increases in revenues, while the Thompson/Okanagan (‑0.0%) tourism region remained virtually unchanged.

The room revenue estimates are based on the municipal and regional district tax (MRDT) of participating communities. Participation in the MRDT is optional and as such, not all communities are included and the regional totals are summations of participating communities only. Therefore, the room revenue figures should be analysed with this in mind.

For more information, please consult BC Stats’ Tourism page.