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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 Performance Results.

(June) YEAR-TO-DATE NON-RESIDENT OVERNIGHT VISITATION


+2% compared to last year

  • 850,000 2017
  • 869,000 2018

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

(June) year-to-date licensed room nights sold


+3% compared to last year

  • 1,088,000 2017
  • 1,121,000 2018

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

(June) year-to-date sharing economy room nights sold


+117% compared to last year

  • 81,000 2017
  • 175,000 2018

An estimate of licensed and unlicensed room nights sold through a sharing economy platform (data source: AirDNA).

2017 Preliminary Revenue Estimate


+7% compared to last year

  • $2.6 billion 2016
  • $2.7 billion 2017

Estimated revenues for 2018 will be posted when available.


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Press Releases

Province Invests in Tourism Icons, Including Peggy’s Cove

July 25, 2018

The province will invest in five iconic tourism sites to enhance visitor access and experiences, and help motivate people to travel to Nova Scotia.

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Recent Press Releases

International Tourism Leaders Celebrate Atlantic Canada

May 16, 2018 Read more

Des responsables du monde du tourisme célèbrent le Canada atlantique

May 16, 2018 Read more

Beijing Marketing Agency Will Promote Nova Scotia to Chinese Travellers

April 13, 2018 Read more

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