Tourism Rossland announces accommodation numbers up

Revenue from accommodation sources hit an all time high in Rossland during 2012.

Revenue from accommodation sources hit an all time high in Rossland during 2012.

Tourism Rossland announced that last year’s total accommodation revenue in Rossland, based on the Additional Hotel Room Tax, was $2,947,101 up from $1,914,703 in 2006 when they first began to track it. That represents a 54 per cent increase over seven years.

Additionally, the 2012 numbers were more than $255,000 higher than the next closest year, which was in 2008.

Deanne Steven, executive director of Tourism Rossland, said that things are looking good for this year as well.

“With excellent snow conditions, great events, conferences and a growing awareness in Rossland as a destination, Rossland is expecting an equally strong 2013,” Steven noted.

Tourism Rossland is Rossland’s destination marketing organization. Its  mission is to work in a fair and unbiased manner to increase Rossland’s year-round tourism economy within the context of the community’s vision and values.


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