Issue 18-79 Tourism Room Revenues

April 30, 2018

For British Columbia, overall room revenues rose during the month of February. On a regional basis, B.C. Rockies (+12.5%), Vancouver, Coast and Mountains (+8.6%), Thompson/Okanagan (+6.5%), and The Islands (+4.6%) tourism regions all reported revenue increases compared to twelve months ago. Conversely, Northern B.C. (‑1.2%) saw a decrease in room revenue from February 2017.

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.