Overnight travel to Calgary generated 3.1 million hotel stays in 2017

January 25, 2018 – Overnight hotel stays in Calgary in 2017 increased by six percent over 2016, resulting in over 3.1 million rooms sold through the year.  

Contributing to the increase in hotel stays was a record-setting third quarter. The number of hotel rooms sold in July, August and September were up 5.9, 9.1 and 9.0 percent respectively over the same months in 2016. The year-over-year increase has resulted in an additional 72,779 hotel rooms sold in the third quarter (19,711 in July, 27,509 in August and 25,559 in September 2017).  

“These numbers affirm that travellers are choosing Calgary as a destination for their leisure experiences,” says Cindy Ady, CEO Tourism Calgary. “We’ve experienced seven consecutive months of growth in the number of hotel room stays in all quadrants of the city, which is a positive indication of recovery in our industry.” 

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