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Heat wave is boosting business at Kamloops and Okanagan hotels

June 30, 2021 - 7:30 AM

With so many people now working from home they’re discovering it's not really feasible when the temperatures soar to record levels in homes where there’s no air conditioning.

So some are heading to hotels.

“I’m hearing people are booking rooms for the next four to five days so they can work out of their guest room and get a good night’s sleep,” B.C. Hotel Association President Ingrid Jarrett told iNFOnews.ca as she sat in her own non-air conditioned home in Kelowna with fans on and her feet in a bucket of cold water.

“Think of how many people are working from home offices right now, or are living in apartments without air conditioning. If you can’t sleep at night because it’s really hot and you have no air conditioning, that’s equally as difficult as when you can’t work during the day because you don’t have air conditioning.”

The association doesn’t have data on bookings at any given time but, even with the tourism season coming to a head in the Okanagan, there’s still room for those seeking to cool down in local hotels, Kelsey Millman, the association’s media and communications manager said.

Vancouver, on the other hand, is pretty well sold out, she said.

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