VANCOUVER — Destination Canada’s (DC) latest Tourism Snapshot indicated a slight downturn in overnight arrivals for July 2017. In a year-over-year comparison, July 2017 arrivals were down 0.8 per cent, however this apparent drop was influenced by the stellar growth experienced in July 2016 (up 13.2 per cent over 2015).
July marked continued contractions in arrivals from DC’s European markets (down 2.9 per cent), with declines in arrivals from the U.K. (down 8.3 per cent) and Germany (down 3.5 per cent) countering gains from France (up 4.9 per cent).
Arrivals from DC’s Asia-Pacific region also showed mixed results for the month, with gains from India (up 12.2 per cent), China (up 5.5 per cent) and Australia (up 3.2 per cent) compensating for declines from Japan (down 11.1 per cent) and South Korea (down 3.9 per cent).
Both Mexico and Brazil continued to attain new peaks in July 2017, up 38.8 per cent and 25.1 per cent respectively.
Year-over-year comparison of national hotel indicators also reveals a positive trend. Occupancy for the month increased by 0.1 percentage points, while RevPAR and ADR grew by 4.4 per cent and 4.5 per cent respectively.
The complete report is available here.