VANCOUVER — Destination Canada’s (DC) latest Tourism Snapshot indicates continued tourism growth through June 2017. During the month, Canada welcomed more than 2.5 million visitors (up 7.9 per cent year-over-year).
Following a slow month in May, U.S. overnight arrivals recovered well in June 2017, up 7.4 per cent over the previous year. However, the declines observed in May continued into June 2017 for France (down 5.1 per cent), the U.K. (down 4.5 per cent) and Japan (down 3.4 per cent).
DC’s Latin American and Asia-Pacific markets recorded strong growth for the month, up 48.3 and 13.3 per cent respectively. Mexico, in particular, continued its trend of significant growth, climbing 60.4 per cent over June 2016.
Europe is the only one of Destination Canada’s regions to record a drop in arrivals compared to last June (down 1.5 per cent), though June did mark strong recovery from Germany (up 10.5 per cent).
Year-over-year comparison of national hotel indicators also reveals a positive trend. Occupancy for the month increased by two percentage points, while RevPAR and ADR grew by 7.3 per cent and 10.3 per cent respectively.
The complete report is available here.