Profitable summer for Quebec Region

Profitable summer for Quebec Region

Quebec City (Quebec) 12 October, 2014

The hotel occupancy index, or the number of rooms sold, rose 3.9% from June to August 2014 compared to summer 2013 in the region of Quebec. The index attendance attractions increased for the same period by 0.7% and 8.3% of the shops, while restaurant traffic has, meanwhile, fallen 4.1%.

According to data from the Statistical Institute of Quebec, the area of downtown and Old Quebec increased 6.6% compared to the same period last year, while the west of the city made gains of 2.2% and the north and east of the region were up 1.9%.

The four MRC Québec tourist regions (Île d’Orléans Côte-de-Beaupré, The Jacques Cartier and Portneuf) have registered an increase of 1.2% this summer.

The summer regional occupancy rate was therefore 77.8%, up 7.2% from last year. The average selling price of the rooms was also on the rise by 3.5%, set at $ 150.88 per room.

On 31 August, after the first eight months of the year, the increase in the number of rooms sold globally was 2.3% compared to last year.

Business Travellers
The numbers of rooms sold for holding conferences in the region rose 3.7% from June to August compared with 2013 individual business trips have, meanwhile, go down 11.2 %.

Better than elsewhere in the country
During the same period, according to a Canadian sample of banner hotels, the Quebec region has seen a remarkable increase this by 5.3% compared to only 1.5% for the city of Montreal.

The average rooms sold across the country (Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton) was 2.6%; the province of Quebec as a whole, an increase of 4%.
From January to July 2014, we see an increase of 4.1% of admissions for international tourists, including 3.4% increase in attendance among Americans, the first since 2010.

Regional restaurant owners, retailers, hoteliers, and other businesses owners can be pleased with the results above, but they will have to work hard over the coming years to continue this trend.

The one big attraction to the region is there’s so much to see and do here, and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to do so.

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