Baddeck Hotel Development results

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
by Peter Johnson

I’ve been putting together some sample results using the Baddeck Hotel Development scenario. I ran the model with the default range of accommodations, and then re-ran it with the “Add Hotel at Baddeck” button selected. You can experiment with this same scenario under the Tourism Scenarios tab. Below I’ve added a chart that shows the percentage change in tourist visitation per day (blue bar) and percentage change in income per day (green bar) at select destinations. This shows the difference between the base scenario and the add hotel scenario.

A bar graph of the effects of hotel development at Baddeck.

What is immediately clear in this chart is the dramatic effect on both visitation and income that adding hotel accommodations at Baddeck has. Also, you can see the effect that this new competition has had on neighboring destinations.