Nova Scotia accommodations operators reported 397,000 room nights sold in August 2022, a 29 per cent increase in room nights sold over August 2021 (up 89,000 room nights) and a one per cent increase over 2019 (up 4,000 room nights). August marks the sixth consecutive month in which operators reported higher room night sales than the corresponding pre-pandemic month in 2019.
According to AirDNA data, there were 99,000 room nights booked through sharing economy platforms in the month of August, up 52% compared with August 2021 and up 3% compared with August 2019.
Year-to-date August, there were 1.9 million room nights sold, up 85% (874,000 more room nights sold) compared with the same period in 2021, and up 3% compared with the same period in 2019 (48,000 more room nights sold).
There were 391,000 room nights booked through sharing economy platforms as of the end of August, an increase of 60 per cent compared with the same months in 2021, and an increase of 18 per cent compared with the same months in 2019.
See YTD August Accommodation Statistics
Earlier this month, we reported that Nova Scotia welcomed 331,000 non-resident visitors in August 2022, a 42% increase (99,000 more visitors) compared with the same month in 2021, and a decline of 20% (83,000 fewer visitors) compared with August 2019.
See YTD August Visitation Statistics