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VISITOR HIGHLIGHTS, TRAVEL PATTERNS AND TOURISM IMPACTS.

STATISTICS FOR THE KOOTENAY ROCKIES REGION, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND CANADA.
This page also includes a quarterly analytic report for the region’s social media activity and consumer websites.


Measuring Visitor Highlights

As the tourism industry navigates through the global pandemic of COVID-19, the British Columbia Regional Secretariat (BCRTS) will provide baseline research to support the industry. Baseline visitor analysis will help industry understand who is visiting the regions so they can plan strategically to attract visitors who will support their recovery.
Monthly Visitor Highlights – KR region
Monthly Visitor Highlights – BC, AB & Canada

Measuring Canadian Travel Patterns

The Measuring Canadian Travel Patterns
dashboard created by Environics Analytics helps the Canadian travel and
tourism industry understand the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic
as it relates to Domestic Overnight Visitors
within Canada, its provinces, territories and tourism regions.
2021 Travel Patterns Report January 1 to October 10


Tourism Impact Reports

An ongoing snapshot of how the tourism industry is being impacted as a result of COVID-19 and an overview of how things are changing as we begin moving through the first stage of recovery. We continue to gain and share business intelligence and insights which come directly from tourism stakeholders in the region via telephone and surveys.
Tourism Impact Report for Oct 2020
Tourism Impact Report Jan to Feb 2021
Tourism Impact Report for May 2021

BC Research & Insights

Destination BC conducts research on various aspects of the tourism industry.


This research provides industry partners with data and insights which help to enhance the effectiveness of future marketing and development projects.

Research is used by the BC’s tourism industry, various levels of government, media organizations and educational institutions.

Destination BC.ca


Visitor Intelligence Platform

The Visitor Intelligence Platform (VIP) from Domo Inc. provides estimated spend on tourism in Canada from International, U.S. and domestic travellers. This is important in order to gauge the tourism recovery process. 
VIP for Kootenay Rockies 2018 / 2019


GOVERNMENT OF BC TOURISM DATA

Explore the BC Government’s extensive collection of tourism summaries, highlights and information resources:

  1. BC’s Restart: A plan to bring us back together.
  2. Tourism Data, Room Revenues, Property Counts, Statistics Canada publications.

KOOTENAY ROCKIES TOURISM ANALYTICS – WEBSITES & SOCIAL

KootenayRockies.com, PowderHighway.com; Instagram, Facebook, BC Travel Stories; Quarterly Reporting
January to March 31, 2021 PDF
April to June 30, 2021 PDF
July to September 30, 2021 PDF


Value of Tourism

Value of Tourism for the region: Global Tourism Impacts, BC Tourism Impacts and Tourism Improves the Quality of Life for all British Columbians flat sheet in PDF format.

Download Value of Tourism
in the Kootenay Rockies PDF

Destination Sustainability

Kootenay Rockies Sustainable Tourism Indicators and Data for Tourist numbers, Local Employment, Job Vacancies / Labour Shortages, Industry Engagement & Commitment to Sustainability, Community engagement, Profile of Tourism Businesses, Protection of natural resources and attractions, Energy consumption, Climate change and more.

 

Download Kootenay Rockies
Sustainability Indicators (2020) PDF


SEASONAL STAFFING SURVEY REPORT

KRT and go2HR conducted this regional survey. The goal of this survey was to gain insights into the labour market needs and composition of the tourism and hospitality workforce during the peak of the 2019 summer season and establish comparison with the 2017 summer season which was when the first seasonal staffing survey took place. This important information will help us identify trends, challenges and opportunities to better provide HR-related support for employers within the region.

Seasonal Staffing Survey Results 2019 Report
Seasonal Staffing Survey Results 2017 Re
port

Questions on Survey results, contact:
Ginger Brunner, Regional HR Specialist
go2HR  GBrunner@go2hr.ca

REGIONAL RESIDENT SENTIMENT SURVEY REPORT

KRT in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Research Team at the Applied Research & Innovation Centre of Selkirk College conducted a research project seeking to understand the resident’s level of comfort with visiting local businesses, travelling and welcoming visitors to their community as well as their travel intentions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 2020 SURVEY REPORT
January 2021 SURVEY REPORT


WILDFIRE RECOVERY SURVEY

Economic Impact of 2017 Wildfires on Tourism in the Kootenay Rockies Region.
Wildfire Recovery Final Report 2018


COMMUNITY SPECIFIC

FernieValue of Tourism Study (2017)

GoldenValue of Tourism Study (2019)
Golden – Economic Impact of Labour Shortages (2019)
Golden – Telus Insights (2020)

Columbia Valley, Nelson, Trail, Revelstoke
Living Wage Canada

COMMUNITY PROFILES

Community profiles are summaries of community-specific State of the Basin indicator data. They are available for all municipalities and electoral areas within the Columbia Basin – Boundary Region.

State of the Basin Resources & Community Profiles

Community Climate Profiles