Annual Occupancy Rate
Whistler’s 2017/18 occupancy rate remained stable with 2017/18. Both Summer 2017 and Winter 2017/18 results remained stable with the previous year, matching the record rates for the community. Summer 2018 occupancy rates showed a new record result and an increase from 2017.
Why Monitor This
A productive economy uses building resources efficiently, and for that reason, occupancy rates provide some understanding of how effectively Whistler optimizes the use of its building assets. High occupancy rates indicate better optimization.
What This Measures
Whistler’s occupancy rate reflects the proportion of the total room nights available for sale that are actually rented in the resort for a given time period. This indicator measures optimization of building assets rather than overall economic impact. For example, if Whistler only had ten rooms to rent and all were rented, the resort community would be using rooms efficiently at 100% occupancy, yet the economic potential of the ten rooms would be very small. Winter results are referred to by the year the winter began (i.e. Winter 2004/2005 is reported as 2004). For competitive reasons the specific results of this indicator are not shared. This is why there are no gridlines on the chart. All data is provided annually by Tourism Whistler.