VANCOUVER — Destination Canada’s (DC) latest Tourism Snapshot indicates continued tourism growth through May 2017. During the month, Canada welcomed more than 1.7 million visitors (up 2.5 per cent year-over-year).
While overnight arrivals from the U.S. and Europe dropped slightly in year-over-year comparison, these declines were offset by significant gains from DC’s Asia-Pacific and Latin American markets, up 17.2 per cent and 55.4 per cent respectively. Arrivals from Mexico (up 74.9 per cent) and Brazil (up 24.9 per cent) reached new record high levels for the month, with 30,059 and 13,668 respectively.
Within the Asia-Pacific region, four out of DC’s five markets experienced double-digit year-over-year increases led by South Korea (up 30.9 per cent) and India (up 24.5 per cent).
Year-over-year comparison of national hotel indicators also reveals a positive trend. Occupancy for the month increased by 1.5 percentage points, while RevPAR and ADR grew by seven per cent and 9.6 per cent respectively.
The complete report is available here.