VANCOUVER — Destination Canada’s (DC) latest Tourism Snapshot revealed continued tourism growth through September 2016, which matched September of 2000 for the highest number of international arrivals and set a new record peak for overseas visits for the month.

Total international overnight arrivals for the month grew 12.6 per cent year-over-year. These gains can be attributed in part to increases in scheduled air capacity compared to 2015. Of all of DC’s key markets, Canada saw the greatest influx of visitors from South Korea, with an increase of 64.8 per cent.

National hotel indicators showed more modest growth for the month. Average Daily Rate (ADR) grew 6.5 per cent while RevPAR increased by 5.6 per cent. Occupancy rates were also up slightly (0.7 per cent).

Between January and September, Canada welcomed 16.1 million overnight visitors, reflecting a 10.8-per- cent increase over the same period last year.

The complete report is available here.


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