The provincial tourism marketing organization has reported accommodation sector activity since the 1960's thanks to the cooperation of individual operators throughout the province.
Monthly occupancy reports provide valuable information on performance and trends within the sector and are important to both industry and government. Accommodation statistics are the best source of geographic data on tourism activity in the province.
To participate in Tourism Nova Scotia’s programs and marketing channels (including the Doers & Dreamers Travel Guide and NovaScotia.com), all fixed-roof and campground accommodations must submit monthly occupancy reports.
How to submit occupancy reports:
Accommodations operators are required to provide an occupancy report within the first seven days of the end of each calendar month for each month the accommodation is operating. For example, if you were open for business in June, you must submit your occupancy reports by July 7.
The following online forms are available for the convenience of accommodation operators and are processed securely.
Printable PDF Forms
If you prefer to download, print, complete by hand, and return your form by fax or mail, the following PDFs are also available.
- Printable Occupancy Return Form for Fixed-roofed Accommodation
- Printable Occupancy Return Form for Campgrounds
Please note: As of April 1, 2020, the government of Nova Scotia has replaced the Tourist Accommodations Act (TAA) and the requirement to be licensed with the Tourist Accommodations Registration Act (TARA) and a simplified online registration system. All fixed-roof accommodations are required to register with Nova Scotia’s Tourist Accommodations Registry in order to participate in Tourism Nova Scotia’s marketing and partnership programs. For the purposes of tracking accommodations occupancy data in our databases, you must include the TARA registration number on your Accommodations Occupancy Report forms. As we work through this transition, campgrounds and accommodations who do not yet have a TARA registration number can provide their previous license number.
Thank you for your continued support. Please be assured, individual property information is kept strictly confidential and is not shared other parties. Occupancy data is only provided in a collective format and no single property’s data is identifiable. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the monthly occupancy reports please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-798-7633.