VANCOUVER — Destination Canada’s (DC) latest Tourism Snapshot indicates continued tourism growth through November 2018, with year-to-date overnight arrivals reaching a new record high of 19.7 million, representing year-over-year growth of 1.7 per cent.

During the month of November, Canada welcomed more than one-million visitors, representing a year-over-year increase of 0.6 per cent, despite a 5.1-per-cent drop in arrivals from DC’s nine long-haul markets.

Coming off two consecutive months of declining arrivals, U.S. arrivals were on the rise again in November, with a year-over-year increase of 2.2 per cent.

Overnight arrivals from DC’s Asia-Pacific region contracted in November (down 14.4 per cent), as China was the sole market from this region to post increased arrivals (up 7.4 per cent).

November market the eighth-consecutive month of arrivals growth from France (up 10.3 per cent), which combined with gains from the U.K. (up six per cent) to counteract a plunge in arrivals from Germany, which fell 22.6 per cent.

Mexico was an additional bright spot in November, with overnight arrivals for the month growing 23 per cent over 2017.

Year-over-year comparison of national hotel indicators also revealed positive results. Occupancy for the month rose 0.7 percentage points, while RevPAR and ADR grew by 3.2 per cent and 4.4 per cent, respectively.

The complete report is available here.


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