VANCOUVER — Destination Canada’s (DC) latest Tourism Snapshot indicates continued tourism growth through June 2018. During the month, Canada welcomed approximately 2.7 million visitors (up 2.8 per cent year-over-year), while arrivals for the first half of 2018 were up 1.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2017.
June arrivals from DC’s 10 international markets increased 2.8 per cent year-over-year, led by double-digit growth from Germany (up 11.6 per cent). Arrivals from India and France also saw strong year-over-year increases for the month, up 9.1 per cent and seven per cent respectively.
Overnight arrivals from the U.S. were up 3.5 per cent for the month, with close to 1.9-million U.S. travellers visiting Canada — marking the highest levels for the month of June since 2002.
Arrivals from Japan and Australia saw the steepest decreases, falling 15.7 per cent and 8.6 per cent respectively. Arrivals from China also contracted in June, dropping 5.2 per cent. As a result, despite a continued decline over the first half of 2018 (down 2.8 per cent), the U.K. moved ahead of China to reclaim its position as DC’s largest long-haul market (YTD June 2018).
Year-over-year comparison of national hotel indicators also reveals a positive trend. Occupancy for the month increased by 1.3 percentage points, while RevPAR and ADR grew by six per cent and 7.8 per cent respectively.
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