August 18, 2022 – CBC PEI: Prince Edward Island tourism officials have released statistics for June, showing the best June ever on record for the industry and pointing to a possible record-breaking season for 2022. The key stats of room nights sold, rounds of golf, and campground site bookings were all up significantly from 2019, the last record-breaking tourism year for PEI, one year before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and kept visitors home.
“We knew the demand was going to come back strong,” said Corryn Clemence, CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of PEI.
“It started earlier than we would normally see, and I think that was really that pent-up demand of not being able to travel and explore for a couple of years.
Another figure showing a recovery: The number of room nights available, reflecting how many operators opened up for the season. That capacity shrunk by about a quarter at the start of the pandemic, from 187,913 in 2019, but this year it had returned almost to pre-COVID levels, at 172,489.
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