Issue 18-97 Tourism Room Revenues

May 31, 2018

For British Columbia, overall room revenues rose during the month of March. On a regional basis, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains (+15.6%), Thompson/Okanagan (+10.1%), B.C. Rockies (+8.6%), and Northern B.C. (+2.8%) tourism regions all reported revenue increases compared to twelve months ago. Conversely, The Islands (‑0.4%) saw a slight decrease in room revenue from March 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.