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Canadian Tourism Commission – October 2013 Tourism Snapshot

According to the latest Tourism Snapshot from the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)’s Research department, total arrivals from CTC’s international markets rose 1.9% in October 2013 on strength from the Core markets (+3.1%) and the US (+2.1%).

Other key highlights:

  • Arrivals from Emerging and Transition markets slipped 2.1%.
  • Overnight arrivals from the US rose 2.1% in October 2013. While air (+2.4%) and auto (+3.3%) arrivals expanded, those coming by other modes (-4.5%) declined. Year-to-date October 2013, overnight arrivals from the US are up 1% over 2012.
  • Although arrivals from the UK fell 3.1% in October, arrivals from France (+4.7%) continued their upward momentum, while those from Germany (+12.8%) and Australia (+4.5%) showed healthy gains as well, leading the Core markets to a 3.1% gain overall.
  • Arrivals from CTC’s Emerging and Transition markets declined 2.1% in October, as seasonal low growth and air capacity reductions weighed on the results. Arrivals from Mexico (+6.4%), China (+5.8%) and India (+3%) increased, while those from South Korea (-0.7%), Brazil (-10.8%) and Japan (-12%) declined.
  • In the first 10 months of 2013, overnight arrivals from CTC overseas markets increased 2.7%: Emerging and Transition markets (+7.4%), led by China (+22.5%), outperformed CTC’s Core markets (-0.2%).

The Tourism Snapshot examines statistics and travel trends in CTC’s—and partners’—key global markets.

Read the October Tourism Snapshot in full.



Canadian Tourism Commission