OTTAWA — International visitors flocked to Canada in June, according to the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). In comparison to June 2013, Canada received 10-per-cent more visitors, totalling 2.1 million travellers from international markets.
According to the latest report from the Ottawa-based agency, Canada saw a huge increase from China (27 per cent), followed by India (19 per cent), Japan (14 per cent) and South Korea (six per cent). It also saw gains in European travel from France (11 per cent); the U.K. (three per cent); and Germany (two per cent). Meanwhile, Australian travel grew by nine per cent.
Newfoundland and Labrador were teeming with American tourists this June, with a 68-per-cent increase in visitors, followed by Nova Scotia (24.4 per cent) and Alberta (10.9 per cent).
The National Occupancy Rate for hotels increased by 1.6 points to 71.3 per cent, with the largest increase in Prince Edward Island (4.9 per cent), followed by Quebec (3.5 per cent) and the Yukon (2.2 per cent). The national average daily rate (ADR) improved to $133.58, up 3.1 per cent, compared to the same period last year.