Sunday, 8 January 2012

Tourism in the Okanagan is up but spending is down.

So there is some good news and bad news in Kelowna's latest tourism stats.
The good news is that 1.5 million tourists visit Kelowna annually, which is up 27% from 2006. The bad news is the spending is down even with the increase in visitors. Their spending is down 3.1% over the past five years to $279 million a year.Which is not surprising considering the economic collapse in late 2008 and with the upheaval that still continues today.
The bottom line is, people are still vacationing in Kelowna in increasing numbers. It shows that Kelowna is a great destination and people will continually come here.

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