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Updated as of May 17, 2022

$991 MILLION

2019 Tourism Spend

1.2 MILLION

2019 Person-Visits

United States was Alberta's largest international market in terms of expenditures before the pandemic.

COVID-19 SITUATION

CASELOAD

The United States reported more than 1.22 million new cases in April, still ranking first in volume of COVID-19 cases in the world, with over 81 million cases recorded since the start of the pandemic.

Source: Worldometers on May 10, 2022

VACCINATION

As of May 4, approximately 538.58 million vaccine doses were administered in the U.S. This is equivalent to 174.27 doses per 100 of the population. This is behind the U.K., Germany, and Canada rates of 208.76, 213.17 and 221.32 doses adminstered per 100 people, respectively.

Source: Our World in Data

TRAVEL UPDATES

Pre-entry tests are not required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by air, land, or water.

As of April 25, 2022, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under the age of 12 are no longer required to provide a valid pre-entry test result if they are accompanying a fully vaccinated adult.

Source: COVID-19 Travel Requirements;Travel.State.Gov

ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE

KEY INDICATORS PERFORMANCE COMMENTS
GDP 5.7% in 2021; 3.1% in 2022 The U.S. economy is still displaying solid fundamentals, but it is becoming increasingly challenging amid soaring inflation.
Unemployment 3.6% in April The unemployment rate was the lowest since February 2020; amid rising prices and interest rates, the job market is providing key support to U.S. consumers and the economy.
Inflation 8.5% in March The highest since December of 1981 and it will continue to run hot. 
Consumer confidence 65.2 in April The downward slide in confidence represents the impact of uncertainty, which began with the pandemic and was reinforced by crosscurrents, including the negative impact of inflation and higher interest rates.

Source: Trading Economics; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Oxford Economics

AIR ACCESS

Future scheduled direct seat capacity is recovering at a slow pace; it is likely to be substantially lower than pre-pandemic levels in May (76%),June (80%), and July (88%), compared to the same months in 2019.