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Tourism related revenues continue to increase in Kamloops

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December 19, 2018 - 2:09 PM

KAMLOOPS - A $449 million sector continues to show successful growth in the tournament capital.

Tourism revenues and visitation numbers for the past year have surpassed targets and performance indicators showing record-breaking results, according to a media release issued by Tourism Kamloops.

In October alone accommodation revenues increased by 24 per cent and visitation was up by 18 per cent, Tourism Kamloops says. Group travel was also up by seven per cent for the month of October.

From January to October, Tourism Kamloops says accommodation revenues were up roughly six per cent and visitation was up by four per cent.

Tourism Kamloops CEO Bev DeSantis says the increase in tourism can be attributed to activities like fishing, golfing, mountain biking, the Thompson Valley wine region and the city’s growing beer culture scene.

Kamloops surpassed the annual growth target by nearly three percent finishing the year at six per cent.

The tourism economy in Kamloops delivers  $270 million in direct visitor spending and has a total $449 million in total economic benefit.

Each year, 1.8 million visitors come to Kamloops.

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