Alberta Accommodation Outlook

The Alberta Accommodation Outlook is presented annually at the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association's Annual Convention and Trade Show.

Information includes:

  • supply and demand trends in rural and urban areas
  • development trends
  • opportunities, issues and risks
  • investment in hotels, including a comparison of US and Canadian perspectives
  • yields, capitalization and discount rate trends
  • hotel net income trends and hotel values

Full reports

Domestic market potential studies

Visiting Friends and Relatives Study – 2016

This study contains information on the nature and impact of the Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) market in Alberta.

Demand for rural tourism experiences in Alberta – 2012

This study is intended to increase the number of urban Albertans who participate in tourism experiences in rural Alberta.


PRIZM reports help improve tourism products and services, and inform business and marketing plans. Find out:

  • who your best customers are
  • demographics, psychographics and lifestyle characteristics
  • how to locate customers, communicate with them and create targeted messaging for them

Global Tourism Watch

In partnership with Destination Canada and other provincial tourism agencies, a Global Tourism Watch program was created to expand consumer-based intelligence in core markets.

The purpose is to monitor awareness, travel intentions and other key market indicators for Canada and Alberta.

Link to 2018 reports and archives

Destination Canada-GTW reports 2007 - 2018


Connect with the Data and Analytics Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-1582
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

5th Floor, Commerce Place
10155 102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4G8