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Tourism Results

The charts below show year-to-date tourism performance indicators for Nova Scotia. To see monthly results or review historical data, see Tourism Statistics.

YTD August 2019 NON-RESIDENT OVERNIGHT VISITATION


-3% compared to last year

  • 1,694,000 2018
  • 1,644,000 2019

An estimate of non-resident overnight visitation through key entry points to the province.

 

YTD August 2019 licensed room nights sold


-2% compared to last year

  • 1,901,000 2018
  • 1,861,000 2019

An estimate of room nights sold by licensed Nova Scotia accommodations operators.

YTD August 2019 sharing economy room nights booked


+44% compared to last year

  • 239,000 2018
  • 343,000 2019

An estimate of licensed and unlicensed room nights sold through two leading sharing economy platforms (data source: AirDNA).

 

2018 Preliminary Revenue Estimate


+0.3% compared to last year

  • $2.60 billion 2017
  • $2.61 billion 2018

Estimated revenues for 2019 will be posted when available.


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Charting the Future: 2019 Tourism Summit Offers Insights to Help You Excel in an Evolving Tourism Industry

Charting the Future: 2019 Tourism Summit Offers Insights to Help You Excel in an Evolving Tourism Industry

The 2019 Tourism Summit takes place December 1-3 in Halifax. See what’s on the agenda that could help support your business growth and register today!

Press Releases

New Marketing Agency Partner for Tourism Nova Scotia

October 22, 2019

Marketing Nova Scotia as a vacation destination is key to building awareness, attracting visitors to the province and growing the tourism industry. Beginning on Nov.

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