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Canada welcomed 1.478 M overnight visitors in May: Destination Canada

Positive news from Destination Canada’s most recent Tourism Snapshot. In May 2016, the most recent data available, Canada greeted over 1,478,000 overnight visitors from DC’s 11 international markets. This is up 5.6% relative to 2015 and represents the highest level of overnight arrivals since 2002.

The Tourism Snapshot provides a monthly and year-to-date update on key Destination Canada market visits to and from Canada, performance of competitors, and other tourism related statistics. Supporting statistical tables may also be viewed on our website at:

Here are some of the key highlights from the May 2016 edition:

  • In May 2016, Canada greeted over 1,478,000 overnight visitors from DC’s 11 international markets. This is up 5.6% relative to 2015 and represents the highest level of overnight arrivals since 2002. During the first five months of 2016, overnight arrivals from DC’s 11 international markets rose 12.3% to 4.9 million visitors.
  • May 2016 overnight arrivals from DC’s 11 international markets saw gains in all regions, including Latin America (+9.7%), the US (+5.3%), Europe (+5.7%) and Asia-Pacific (+7.0%).
  • We continue to observe growth in year-to-date arrivals in all DC regions with Latin America (+14.8%) and the US (13.3%) leading the way, followed by AsiaPacific (+10.0%) and Europe (+6.0%).
  • Overnight arrivals from the United States failed to register double-digit growth for the first time since November 2015 in May 2016 (+5.3%). US arrivals realized growth in auto (+2.8%) and air (+12.2%) arrivals, while arrivals by other modes (-0.2%) were similar to 2015.

Read the Tourism Snapshot – May 2016 in full.


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