GJ Hotel, Motel Sales Drop in November
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. After 16 months of increased business for hotels and motels in Grand Junction, November's numbers reveal a drop.
The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau report for December, which reflects November sales, indicates a 6.7 percent decrease compared to the year before.
Despite the hiccup in November, officials aren't discouraged. November and December two of the slowest tourism months for the city, and others in Colorado also experienced drops.
Mistalynn Meyerann, marketing and PR coordinator for the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau, said, "After looking at the entire states report for the month of November we're looking at lodging tax collection and occupancy rate, it is down slightly across the state. So we're not alone in Grand Junction, other cities are also seeing and it's a slight decrease."
Looking at the big picture, Grand Junction is up 5.8 percent for the year. Officials say that is a lot of revenue, which will be put into marketing Grand Junction to encourage more tourism.