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Tourism Performance

Year-To-Date June 2019 Visitation Statistics

Nova Scotia Visitation – June 2019

Nova Scotia welcomed 228,000 non-resident overnight visitors in June 2019, an increase of 0.5% compared with June 2018. Visitation by air increased by 6% while visitation by road decreased by 2%.

Year-to-date June 2019, Nova Scotia welcomed 849,000 non-resident overnight visitors, down 2% from 2018. Visitation by road was unchanged while visitation by air decreased by 7% compared with 2018.

Nova Scotia Licensed Accommodations

In June 2019, licensed room nights sold of 285,000 decreased by 3% from the same period in 2018. The occupancy rate decreased by 2 percentage points to 51%. The Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley and Eastern Shore regions saw increased room nights sold, while Cape Breton room nights sold were unchanged from 2018. The remaining regions saw declines in room nights sold compared with June 2018.

Region June 2019
Licensed Room Nights Sold
% Change
vs. 2018
Halifax 156,000 -3%
South Shore 19,000 -1%
Eastern Shore 2,000 +7%
Cape Breton 48,000 0%
Northumberland Shore 19,000 -5%
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley 35,000 +1%
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores 5,000 -31%

Year-to-date June 2019, licensed room nights sold in Nova Scotia of 1,095,000 are down 2% compared with the same period in 2018. The occupancy rate decreased by 1 percentage point to 46%. Regionally, the South Shore and Cape Breton regions have seen increased room nights sold year-to-date, with declines observed across the remaining regions.

Region YTD June 2019
Licensed Room Nights Sold
% Change
vs. 2018
Halifax 666,000 -3%
South Shore 63,000 +2%
Eastern Shore 5,000 -1%
Cape Breton 143,000 +4%
Northumberland Shore 73,000 -1%
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley 121,000 -3%
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores 24,000 -19%

 

Tourism Revenues

Tourism revenues reached an estimated $2.61 billion in 2018, an increase of 0.3% compared to updated estimates for 2017 of $2.60 billion. For more information about tourism revenues estimates, please see Tourism Revenues.

For more information about Nova Scotia's tourism performance in 2018, download the 2018 Tourism Performance Media Kit .

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