VANCOUVER — Destination Canada’s (DC) latest Tourism Snapshot indicates continued tourism growth through May 2018. During the month, Canada welcomed approximately 1.8-million visitors (up 2.3 per cent year-over-year).

Arrivals from DC’s 10 international markets increased two per cent year-over-year, led by double-digit growth in arrivals from France and China — up 17.5 per cent and 14.4 per cent respectively. Arrivals from Germany were also strong for the month, up 8.4 per cent year-over-year.

Overnight arrivals from the U.S. was up 1.5 per cent for the month, with close to 1.2-million U.S. travellers visiting Canada — the highest levels for the month of May since 2004.

Arrivals from Japan and South Korea saw the steepest decreases, falling 19.4 per cent and 7.3 per cent respectively. Despite this, DC’s Asia-Pacific region hit a new record peak for May arrivals (up 0.8 per cent to 176,835). Both countries also recorded declines in direct-air arrivals, which is consistent with a decrease in direct-air capacity to Canada from these markets.

Year-over-year comparison of national hotel indicators also reveals a positive trend. Occupancy for the month increased by 0.9 percentage points, while RevPAR and ADR grew by 4.3 per cent and 5.7 per cent respectively.

The complete report is available here.


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