Traveller Accommodation Services Price Index (TASPI)

Summary of changes

Activity on this program started: January, 2001

Reference period of change - first quarter 2016

With the release of first quarter 2016 data, Statistics Canada redesigned the Traveller Accommodation Services Price Index (TASPI) to increase its relevance.

The TASPI series were converted to 2013=100, with 2013 as the base year. The relative importance of the basket items has been updated using the 2013 annual revenues from the Annual Survey of Service Industries: Accommodation Services (2418).

Two new CANSIM tables, 332-0026 (monthly) and 332-0027 (quarterly), based on 2013=100 and using new vectors, have replaced CANSIM table 326-0013, which was archived with the release of first quarter 2016 data.

Reference period of change - first quarter 2012

Foreign and government price indexes are no longer available. Data released from January 2012 for the total of all client groups are no longer strictly comparable to data released previously.

Reference period of change - first quarter 2006

Estimation - The index series have been revised. A problem was discovered with the implementation of the price index formula that had been used to calculate the TASPI series. As a result, the originally estimated TASPI series did not accurately measure changes in traveller accommodation prices.

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