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Tourism Statistics

 

TIAC is now providing our members with a monthly updated report on Canadian tourism statistics, including a look at monthly international arrival numbers, our place in the Canadian economy, and how we’re fairing against global competitors.

 

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AUGUST 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions impact the sector, we continue to monitor statistics on international arrival numbers, employment, and visitor spending.

For international arrivals, June results from Statistics Canada show more of the same – a 98% decrease in visitors over last June, and overall visitation to Canada this year is down 72% for the year. We expect these numbers to remain at these levels until border restrictions ease.

Better numbers can be seen in tourism employment. Bolstered by further easing of COVID-19 related restrictions in areas across the country and more domestic vacationing in the summer months, employment in tourism sectors increased by about 200,000 jobs. However, employment levels are still far below what would be considered ‘normal’ levels.

Visitor spending for the first quarter of 2020 is available through Statistics Canada, and shows the early impacts of the pandemic on the sector, with total spending (both domestic and exports) down 14% over 2019.

A full summary with more details on these statistics and more are available for TIAC Members only.

View / Download August Tourism Statistics


 

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JULY 2020

This month, we saw the release of Canada’s international arrivals for the month of May. Overall arrivals are still down 98% over May of last year, and our total arrivals are down 60.6% year-to-date.

A full summary with more details on these statistics and more are available for TIAC Members only.

View / Download July Tourism Statistics