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April 2022 Tourism Performance

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Tourism activity continued to rebound in April 2022. In fact, accommodation sales surpassed pre-pandemic levels in all areas of the province that month.

According to statistics gathered by Tourism Nova Scotia, 77,000 non-resident visitors arrived in Nova Scotia in the month of April 2022, an increase of 273% (or 56,000 more visitors) compared with April 2021, and a decline of 39% (or 50,000 fewer visitors) compared with April 2019. 

The province welcomed 219,000 visitors between January and April 2022, up 217% or 150,000 visitors compared with the same months in 2021. Visitation for the period was down 52% or 238,000 visitors compared to pre-pandemic 2019.

See YTD April Visitation Statistics

In the month of April 2022, accommodations operators report 166,000 room nights sold, an 83% increase over April 2021 (75,000 more room nights sold) and a 3% increase from April 2019 (5,000 more room nights sold). Accommodations operators report 537,000 room nights sold between January and April, a 56% increase over the same four months in 2021 (up 193,000 room nights sold) and a decline of 6% from the same period in 2019 (down 37,000 room nights sold). 

See YTD April 2022 Accommodation Statistics