Canada broke its record of tourism for the third consecutive year, with 22.1 million travellers and $104.9 billion in tourism expenditures in 2019, according to Canada’s national marketing organization Destination Canada.
“…this record number of arrivals shows once more that tourism is a strong and sustainable sector that benefits businesses and communities, large and small, across Canada,” Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages pointed out.
In 2018, Canada marked a record of the tourism with 21.3 million travellers across the globe, but this record is no longer the highest achieved, because, with the tourism statistics of this year, Canada broke the record of 22 million for the first time.
Canada’s overnight arrivals from other countries except the United States are estimated as all-time highest, with the number of travellers 7.15 million, for 2019, compared to 2018, when the number was 6,7 million.
“…we are inspiring travellers to visit more parts of the country in all four seasons, to experience Canada’s diversity and inclusivity, to taste its culinary delicacies and to discover its Indigenous peoples,” Minister Joy says regarding these numbers,
The United States marked a number of 5.1 million travellers, a slight increase compared to 2018 when there were 4.6 million travellers.
Another country with an increased number of foreign visitors in Mexico. The total number of arrivals for 2019 in Mexico is 495,627, with a 12.4 per cent increase compared to the previous years.
The changes in visa requirement that had been introduced at the end of 2016 helped in the growth of the total number of arrivals.
India also increased by 9.7 per cent in air arrivals. This year the number of arrivals is 333,111, while the number of foreign tourists in 2018 was 287,416.