Northumberland Shore: Vacancy

Latest provincial tourism numbers show lower room nights sold compared to last year, other regions

Published on August 11, 2014
Alisha MacMillan passes out a room key at the Tara Inn in New Glasgow. They've had a busy summer.
ADAM MACINNIS – THE NEWS

The latest tourism numbers from the province were released last week and while the summer season is continuing to warm up, the numbers show things cooling down on the Northumberland shore.

This consistent bad weather had a palpable effect on room nights sold and occupancy on the Northumberland Shore. In February and March, the occupancy rate was down 2 per cent and room nights sold was down 8 per cent from the same period in 2013. That puts the region off by around 3,000 room nights compared to last year.

Sullivan noted that tourism numbers for June should be compiled and released in the coming weeks.

 

FACTBOXES:

 

ROOM AT THE INN:

 

Northumberland Shore -                  YTD    Jan      Feb     Mar     Apr     May

Occupancy Rate (%)                                    32       33       37       37       37       25

% Change from same period 2013           -1        4          -2        -2        0          -3

Room Nights Sold ('000s)              53       9          9          10       10       15

% Change from same period 2013           -4        12       -8        -7        1          -10

 

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NOVA SCOTIA OR BUST:

 

Estimated Air Visitation 2014 (year to date)

 

Canada:

YTD 2014: 151,000

YTD 2013: 139,400

Per cent change: 8

 

United States:

YTD 2014: 12,700

YTD 2013: 12, 900

Per cent change: -2

 

Overseas:

YTD 2014: 13,700

YTD 2013: 11,500

Per cent change: 19

 

Total Air Visitation

YTD 2014: 177,400

YTD 2013: 163,800

Per cent change: 8

 

Estimated Road Visitation by Origin 2014 (year to date)

 

Canada:

YTD 2014: 342,900

YTD 2013: 355,300

Per cent change: -3

 

United States:

YTD 2014: 10,700

YTD 2013: 12,200

Per cent change: -13

 

Total Road Visitation

YTD 2014: 353,700

YTD 2013: 367,500

Per cent change: -4

 

Estimated Total Visitation by Origin 2014 (year to date)

 

Canada:

YTD 2014: 493,900

YTD 2013: 494,700

Per cent change: 0

 

United States:

YTD 2014: 23,300

YTD 2013: 25,100

Per cent change: -7

 

Overseas:

YTD 2014: 13,800

YTD 2013: 11,500

Per cent change: 20

 

Total Visitation

YTD 2014: 177,400

YTD 2013: 163,800

Per cent change: 0