Shania Twain credited for hotel bookings

The Hotel Association of P.E.I. says the tourism season is showing signs of having a strong finish, with many hotels already booked for the Labour Day weekend.

Labour Day weekend concert in Charlottetown has people booking early

The Hotel Association of P.E.I. says the tourism season is showing signs of having a strong finish, with many hotels already booked for the Labour Day weekend.

Kevin Murphy, president of the Hotel Association of P.E.I., says he is hearing many campgrounds are booked up as well.

A Shania Twain concert in Charlottetown Aug. 30 appears to have many people making their plans early for that weekend. The association says its members' operations were already at capacity on on Tuesday.

"The last week of August, the first week of September, there always is a little bit of a dip. This year brought it strong right through, after Old Home Week and pretty well now into the Labour Day weekend," said association president Kevin Murphy.

"[It's] a very nice cap on a season that so far has been very strong."

The association represents about 1,500 of the approximately 6,000 rooms across the Island. Murphy said there are reports that many campgrounds are booked as well.

A search of Hotels.com and Trivago finds no rooms available Aug. 30 in Charlottetown. Hotels.com found rooms at two of 49 hotels listed in P.E.I., and Trivago at six of 158 hotels.

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Corrections

  • This story previously stated there were 2,200 rooms available on the Island. There are in fact about 6,000.
    Aug 06, 2014 2:04 PM AT

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