Whistler Room Night Record for June 2015

Whistler June Room Nights Record 2015

Whistler Conference & Group Business Doubles.

One in every 3 room nights, adding to 61% average occupancy for June.

Whistler has been laying down the gauntlet of late with some record-breaking months, but nothing comes close to the 26 per cent increase in room nights for June 2015, eclipsing last year as the busiest June on record by a long shot.

Headlines from The Pique story, great news for Whistler businesses. Here are the highlights for Whistler vacation rental owners…

Group and conference business accounted for one in every three room nights last month, adding to 61 per cent average occupancy for the month, a time traditionally at the tail end of the sluggish shoulder season.

The good weather and the loonie’s slide to record lows also played a role in the early summer boom.

One of the key factors at play for the June room night numbers was the conference and group business in the resort. It doubled over last June. There were five big conferences at the Whistler Conference Centre last month including: the 49th Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society Congress, the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society of BC 2017 conference and trade show, and the Mozilla All-Hands Work Week.

“Not only is (June) up over last year, it outperformed the 10-year average,” said Tourism Whistler’s manager of communications Patricia Westerholm, adding that there was consistent growth out of the regional and destination markets.

 

The last two Fridays on the month recorded occupancy at around 87 per cent and there was “consistent and significant growth in occupancy during mid-week periods throughout the month.”

 

“Certainly, the U.S. market is performing well and we know that the strong U.S. dollar plays a part in that for sure,” added Westerholm.

 

Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden reported this week that pay parking revenue from the day lots was up $20,000 in June — $79,000 in June 2015 compared to $59,000 from the year before.

 

Source: The Pique


July 30, 2015

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