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Northern BC Hotel, Motel & Inn Industry Overview

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Northern BC Hotel, Motel & Inn Industry Overview

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British Columbia residents make up the largest share of overnight visitation (76%) and spending (56%) in the Northern British Columbia region followed by visitors from Alberta. With the Alaska highway traversing this region, visitors from Alaska and other US states round out the top five.

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More than two-fifths of BC residents and half of other Canadians visiting Northern BC stayed with friends and family. The most popular accommodation for other international visitors** was also with friends and family, followed by camping/RV parks. US residents most often stayed in camping/RV parks, motels or hotels.

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Northern BC Hotel, Motel & Inn Industry Research Reports

This profile provides a general overview of the region and summarizes the latest data available about overnight travellers visiting the Northern BC.

The 2020 State of the North Report contains some startling new data regarding the health of the region, trends and growth into the future.

The region known as Northern British Columbia covers the northern half of the province from Highway 16 north to the Yukon border, and includes northwest BC, which is the focus of this report.

The Northeastern BC Destination Development Strategy is the outcome of a twenty-six month, iterative process of gathering, synthesizing, and validating information with tourism partners about the status and future direction of tourism in the Northeastern BC planning area.

The District of Fort St. James has identified the growth of the tourism sector as an economic development opportunity. Pursuant to a one-day workshop session held in March 2007 a Tourism Committee was formed to lead tourism planning and implementation.

 The study was designed to provide information on the characteristics and volume of travellers to Prince Rupert and to support marketing plan design and product development in the Prince Rupert area.

This article has been prepared by Frontier Hospitality Advisor for general information only. Frontier Hospitality Advisor makes no guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, regarding the information including, but not limited to, warranties of content, accuracy and reliability. Any interested party should undertake their own inquiries as to the accuracy of the information. Frontier Hospitality Advisor excludes unequivocally all inferred or implied terms, conditions and warranties arising out of this article and excludes all liability for loss and damages arising there from.

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