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Travel Markets Outlook: National Focus—Spring 2018

The Conference Board of Canada, 75 pages, June 27, 2018
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This report is a forecast of tourism activity in Canada, the provinces, and Yukon plus the outlook for domestic, United States, and key overseas markets such as Europe and Asia. Travel prices are examined, including costs of travel (air, rail, and car); accommodation; food and beverages; as well as recreation and entertainment. A companion publication, Travel Markets Outlook: Metropolitan Focus, forecasts tourism activity in nine Canadian cities.

Document Highlights

  • On the heels of another year of solid growth in 2017, tourism activity in Canada is poised to expand a further 2.6 per cent in 2018. While domestic overnight visits are projected to expand by a modest 2.2 per cent, visits from overseas are forecast to surge a further 6.7 per cent, thanks in part to 2018 being the Canada–China Year of Tourism.
  • Although high gas prices are significantly increasing the cost of travel, overnight visits from the U.S. are still projected to advance 3.4 per cent this year and continue to expand at a moderate pace over the forecast horizon.
  • Despite some price relief offered by new ultra-low-cost carriers, travel prices are still expected to keep increasing at a faster pace than overall consumer prices over the duration of the forecast period.

Table of Contents

Tourism Outlook

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Travel Prices

Canada

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Prince Edward Island

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Nova Scotia

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

New Brunswick

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Quebec

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Ontario

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Manitoba

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Saskatchewan

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Alberta

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

British Columbia

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

Yukon

  • Domestic
  • United States
  • Overseas
  • Overall Performance

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