Accommodation revenues up sharply in 2015

Abbotsford hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts see 19 per cent hike over 2014

  • Jul. 9, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Accommodation revenues up sharply in 2015

Abbotsford hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts had a strong 2015, with revenue up 19 per cent over 2014.

Accommodation revenues topped $14 million in 2015, up from $11.8 million the previous year, according to Tourism Abbotsford’s recently released annual report.

Craig Nichols, Tourism Abbotsford’s executive director, said the loonie’s slump last year likely paid a role, enticing American visitors north and keeping British Columbia vacation seekers in the province.

Local hotels also benefited from a busy events year, with Nichols specifically pointing to a world baton twirling competition that brought more than 1,000 visitors to the city for a full week.

“We’re hoping it’s going to be another strong year,” said Nichols, with early indications suggesting as much.