It was a November to remember for Canada, with international arrivals growing by double digits and setting an all-time high for the month.
International overnight arrivals increased by 12.7% in November 2016 to reach over 979,000 visitors, beating a record established in 2002.
Maintaining a trend observed in October, overnight arrivals from Destination Canada’s 10 overseas markets grew by 21.5% year-over-year in November 2016. Once again this was achieved on the strength of double digit gains and record arrivals across all three global regions, including Asia-Pacific (+27.4%), Latin America (+22.5%), and Europe (+15%). Overnight arrivals from the United States (+11%) also saw double digit growth.
Increases in scheduled direct air capacity in November 2016 continued to facilitate strong year-over-year performance in arrivals from several markets, most notably from Australia, India, South Korea and Mexico.
International overnight arrivals reached 18.64 million visitors in the first 11 months of 2016, which is second to Canada’s record high reached in 2002 and already surpasses the annual total of 17.98 million visitors in 2015.