January/February 2017 Visitation Statistics
Nova Scotia Visitation
With 194,000 non-resident overnight visitors, visitation to Nova Scotia for January/February 2017 declined by 1% compared with 2016. Visitation by road was unchanged, while visitation by air declined by 3%.
Nova Scotia Accommodations
Accommodation activity includes Nova Scotians and people travelling for reasons other than tourism. In January/February 2017, room nights sold of 238,000 were unchanged from the same period in 2016. The occupancy rate was also unchanged at 39%.
With the exception of Halifax and Northumberland Shores, all regions saw growth in room nights sold during the January/February period.
|Region||YTD February 2017
Room Nights Sold
|% Change vs. 2016|
|Cape Breton Island||27,000||+7%|
|Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley||25,000||+9%|
|Yarmouth & Acadian Shores||6,000||+7%|
The preliminary estimate of tourism revenues for year-to-date February 2017 is $212 million, up from $210 million in 2016. Based on year-to-date 2017 performance, the preliminary estimate for 2017 tourism revenues is $2.6 billion, unchanged from 2016.