Leisure Travel on the Rise

Tourism Calgary’s heightened focus on attracting the leisure traveller has begun to show results.

We have seen an increase in the leisure travel market, as shown by a year-over-year increase in hotel rooms sold in the first two quarters of 2017. This is a promising development, given the dip in business travel following the economic downturn. Calgary has traditionally been more reliant on business travel than other urban centres – business travel accounts for nearly 25 per cent of overnight occupancy compared to a national average closer to 11 per cent.

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