Travel Markets Outlook: National Focus, Autumn 2012
This report provides a forecast of tourism activity in Canada, the provinces, and Yukon, with a special focus on the outlook for domestic, U.S., and key overseas travel markets as well as travel prices. Its companion publication, the Metropolitan Focus: Tourism Insights for Select Metropolitan Areas, provides a forecast of tourism activity in nine Canadian cities.
- This report analyzes and provides a forecast for the tourism industry in Canada, and in each of the 10 provinces and Yukon, for the period from 2012 to 2016.
- It looks separately at domestic, U.S., and overseas travellers for each jurisdiction, and also provides separate statistics for business and leisure travellers.
- Overall, global economic concerns are expected to weaken tourism over the near term. However, Western Canadians and visitors from several emerging economies are expected to bolster tourism numbers in some regions.
- The authors are cautiously optimistic about prospects for most regions in the medium and long terms.