BruceGreySimcoe Tourism Pulse Poll Fall 2012

Posted by Alex Hogan | October 02, 2012 | economic performance, outlook, pulse poll
RTO7 is conducting a quick poll of BruceGreySimcoe businesses and operators to gather feedback on economic performance and outlook. 

We look forward to sharing the results of this poll, and hope to conduct polls of this nature on a periodic basis.

Click here to take the two minute poll.
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Manor Motel
Sales have dropped continuously for the past three years. It is no longer possible to apply normal upgrades as we can barely manage to survive in this economy. We have not increased our lodging prices in the past 5 years and still get asked to offer discounts. If this continues I will be left trying to maintain a very large 'house' with no one in it but myself.
10/15/2012 6:51:40 PM
 
WENDY
i WAS NOTICING THAT THE MEETING OF THE CHEECHEEMAUN IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SPEND MORE MONEY ON MARKETING, THIS WOULD SEEM A LIKELY OUTCOME BEING THE RESEARCH AND MEETINGS WERE BEING HELD BY A MARKETING COMPANY!

wHY NOT CONSIDER HOW THE LAST MONEY THAT WAS RECIEVED FROM THE GOVERNMENT WAS SPENT, WAS IT ON MARKETING???????

dID ANYONE REALIZE THAT THERE ARE NOT AS MANY TOURISTS TO MARKET TOO!!!!! mAYBE china, DUBIA PERHAPS i THINK THEY WOULD LOVE THE RIDE
10/15/2012 2:10:21 PM
 
COSMOS Yacht Charters
We only sold 7 charters this year (19 sold in 2010 ) even though it has been an incredible summer weather wise. Although our number of charter was down, our sales dollars overall were 10% better than last year in 2011. Our 2012 sales are still 40% below 2010 revenue and a far cry from break-even. We are still selling at 2010 prices and have to discount most sales to close the business. Our sales conversion rate dropped down 2 percentage points from 2011 to 8.7%. It used to be in the 23-24% range from 2006 until 2010.

It is a sign of just how sluggish the economy still is – particularly as it relates to discretionary spending. Ontarioans have lost purchasing power over the past 10 years due to stagnant pay rates, high income tax rates, and continual rising prices across all products and services - especially for anything that has to use oil for transportation - which is pretty much everything in the marketplace.
10/15/2012 2:07:05 PM
 
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