VANCOUVER — This fall the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is celebrating the country’s fourth consecutive month of double-digit growth in tourism demand in Canada, with 1.7-million international travellers visiting the country, according to the organization’s “Tourism Snapshot.”
The CTC’s research department also found the following:
- More than 13.9-million international travellers chose a Canadian vacation year-to-date September 2014, a 3.0-per-cent increase on the previous year.
- As of September 2014, Americans have taken 9.8-million overnighters to Canada, a slight 0.3 per cent increase since 2013.
- In CTC’s secondary markets, visitor numbers to Canada rose from Italy (30 per cent), Spain (22 per cent), Hong Kong (15 per cent), the Netherlands (10 per cent), Taiwan (6.0 per cent) and Switzerland (6.0 per cent).
The “Tourism Snapshot” examines statistics and travel trends up to Sept. 30, 2014, in CTC’s and partners’ key global markets. Read the full report at corporate.canada.travel.pdf.