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April 2016 Tourism Snapshot from Destination Canada

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:

Statistical tables

Key highlights from the April 2016 edition:

  • In April 2016, Canada greeted nearly 1,004,000 overnight visitors from DC’s 11 international markets. This is up 10.6% relative to 2015 and represents the highest level of overnight arrivals since 2002. During the four months of 2016, overnight arrivals from DC’s 11 international markets rose 15.5% to 3.42 million visitors.
  • In April 2016, overnight arrivals from DC’s 11 international markets recorded gains from all four world regions, including Asia-Pacific (+15.7%), Latin America (+12.6%), the US (+11.0%) and Europe (+1.5%).
  • From January to April 2016, arrivals growth occurred from all DC regions with the US leading the way (+17.1%), followed by Latin America (+16.5%), Asia-Pacific (+11.4%) and Europe (+6.2%).
  • Overnight arrivals from the United States registered double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive month in April 2016 (+11.0%) with gains in arrivals by auto (+9.9%), air (+13.1%) and by other modes (+10.6%).

Read the Tourism Snapshot – April 2016 in full.

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