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Tourism Off to a Strong Start in 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

Nova Scotia welcomed 206,000 non-resident overnight visitors in the first two months of 2019, an increase of 3%, or an additional 5,900 visitors compared with the same period in 2018. Increases in visitation were observed across both road (+1%) and air (+6%).

In January, 105,000 non-resident visitors came to the province, an increase of 1%. In February, Nova Scotia welcomed 101,000 non-resident overnight visitors, an increase of 6%.

Year-to-date February, licensed room nights sold in Nova Scotia of 252,000 are up 3% compared with the same period in 2018.

Licensed room nights sold were down 1% in January, but increased by 7% in February, in large part due to national and international curling events in Cape Breton and Liverpool.

After exceptional growth in the first two months of 2018, room nights booked through two leading sharing economy platforms declined by 11% in the first two months of 2019.

For full tourism indicators, see Tourism Performance.

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