The Signs Are There

Destination Canada released its Quarterly Tourism Snapshot — which provides an ongoing monitor of the performance of Canada’s tourism sector – and it found that Canada’s tourism industry is showing strong signs of recovery in the second quarter.

Some of the key findings of the report include:

  • Travel to Canada is in demand, with Google search from international markets exceeding 2019 levels.
  • Buoyed by hotel occupancy in regions exceeding their 2019 levels and lifts in urban areas closing in on their pre-pandemic performance, average hotel occupancy in June 2022 for Canada stood 1% below its 2019 level.
  • Tourism spend progressed to 72% of its 2019 level.
  • Domestic air connectivity has improved to 90% of its 2019 level, while international seat capacity to Canada stands at 84%, ten percentage-points above the world average.