Year-To-Date 2019 Visitation Statistics
Nova Scotia Visitation – March 2019
Nova Scotia welcomed 125,000 non-resident overnight visitors in March 2019, an increase of 4%, or an additional 5,000 visitors compared with 2018. Visitation by air decreased by 11% while visitation by road increased by 11%.
Year-to-date March 2019, Nova Scotia welcomed 330,000 non-resident overnight visitors, an increase of 3%, or an additional 10,900 visitors compared with 2018. Visitation by road increased by 5% while visitation by air is unchanged from 2018.
Nova Scotia Licensed Accommodations
In March 2019, licensed room nights sold of 169,000 decreased by 1% from the same period in 2018. The occupancy rate decreased by 1 percentage point to 50%.
Year-to-date March 2019, licensed room nights sold in Nova Scotia of 419,000 are up 1% compared with the same period in 2018. The occupancy rate increased by 1 percentage point to 43%. There has been strong growth in room nights sold in the Cape Breton and South Shore regions.
|Region||YTD March 2019 Licensed
Room Nights Sold
|% Change vs. 2018|
|Cape Breton Island||49,000||+14%|
|Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley||43,000||-7%|
|Yarmouth & Acadian Shores||11,000||+6%|
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 .