Tourism revenue rising in Kamloops
August was a banner month for tourism in the Tournament Capital.
Tourism Kamloops is reporting a 34.3 per cent increase in accommodation-tax revenue in August, compared to August 2010 numbers.
Through October, meanwhile, Kamloops has realized a 17.5 per cent increase in accommodation-tax revenue, compared to revenue through the first 10 months of 2010.
This past summer, Kamloops hosted the Kamloops Invitational Soccer Tournament, Watchtower conventions, the Western Canada Summer Games and the Canadian Harley Owners Group.
“The foresight and efforts by the City of Kamloops and the community to make these events a reality cannot be understated.” said Tourism Kamloops CEO Lee Morris.
“The arts, culture and heritage sector of the tourism industry continues to provide outstanding entertainment for the attendees of these events.”
Tourism Kamloops attributes the overall increase in part to an ongoing economic recovery, sport tourism, and tactical marketing efforts to attract visitors.