VANCOUVER — Destination Canada’s (DC) latest Tourism Snapshot revealed mostly positive results for June 2016. During the month, Canada welcomed more than two million overnight visitors from DC’s 11 international markets, representing an increase of 5.6 per cent over June 2015.
The country saw particularly steep growth in arrivals from the Asia-Pacific market (up 27.4 per cent), backed by a huge influx of travellers from China (up 48.7 per cent). All 11 DC markets saw gains, including Latin America (up 12.1 per cent), Europe (up 7.8 per cent) and the U.S. (up 3.1 per cent).
At 7.89 million, YTD international arrivals reached the highest on record (up 9.8 per cent from 2015), slightly surpassing the previous peak from 2001.
Despite tourism growth, national hotel indicators for the month showed mixed results. Occupancy rates and ADR experienced slight year-over-year decreases, dropping 1.4 per cent and 0.5 per cent respectively while RevPAR grew 1.5 per cent.
The complete report is available at destinationcanada.com