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See Tourism Performance Statistics for October 2022

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Tourism continued to show strong recovery in October compared with last year.

According to statistics gathered by Tourism Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia welcomed 172,000 visitors in October 2022, a 48% increase (56,000 more visitors) compared with October 2021, and a decline of 12% (22,000 fewer visitors) compared with October 2019. 

Most of the decline relative to 2019 is a result of fewer visitors from Atlantic Canada, the largest source of visitors to Nova Scotia. A total of 74,000 Atlantic Canadians arrived in October, down 17% from the same month in 2019.

See YTD October Visitation Statistics

While visitation is still below 2019, other indicators are up. Nova Scotia accommodation operators reported 297,000 room nights sold in October 2022, a 36% increase in room nights sold over October 2021 (a difference of 78,000 room nights) and a 14% increase over 2019 (a difference of 36,000 room nights). This is the highest increase in monthly room night sales relative to 2019 since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was helped by strong demand from line crews visiting the province to help with clean up after Hurricane Fiona. 

See YTD October 2022 Accommodation Statistics