Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism CEO Sandy Ward said hotel booking in Whatcom County were 12 per cent higher compared to the same period last year.
“It’s been a little bit tough the last couple of years, because we had seen quite a drop in Canadian traffic,” she said. “We know that when the dollars are closer we see people staying longer, spending more time, spending more money.”
The Canadian dollar touched 80 cents U.S. on Monday, capping a 10 per cent rise in just two months.
“We have not seen this number since 2015, so we really think that it’s headed in the right direction for us,” Ward said. “It’s great news.”
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