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Overnight visitors slowly climbing back to normal in Thompson-Okanagan

August 07, 2020 - 1:52 PM

After dropping by more than 80 per cent in the darkest days of the COVID-19 lockdown, the number of domestic visitors staying overnight in the Thompson and Okanagan was down only 28.8 per cent on the B.C. Day long weekend.

Those numbers were released today, Aug. 7, by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.

The data shows domestic overnight visits were -80.7 per cent during the week of April 19, had slowly climbed to -42.7 per cent by late July before spiking on the long weekend. That’s more than two per cent better than B.C. as a whole.

A domestic overnight traveller is defined as someone who’s electronic device is more than 60 kilometres away for its normal evening resting place.

The data doesn’t reference international visitors.

Go here to see a power point document from the Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association on the B.C. weekly domestic overnight travelling patterns.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association

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