The Index


Photo by Peter Haynes

Number of rooms sold at local hotels in first six months of 2009:
258,752
(up 1.5 per cent from last year)

Average occupancy percentage rate of St. John’s hotels:
61.4
(up from 60.5 per cent in 2008)

Number of airline passengers flying into and out of St. John’s International Airport in the first six months of 2009:
554,203
(down 1.4 per cent from 2008)

The number of out-of-province residents visiting Newfoundland and Labrador via Marine Atlantic during the first five months of 2009:
18,859
(down 1.3 per cent from 2008)

Number of cruise ship passengers scheduled to visit St. John’s in 2009:
32,370
(up 45 per cent from 2008)

Number of visitors to the province in 2008:
480,100

Average annual influx of money to the province from tourism:
$800,000,000

Sources are linked.