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Tourism Performance

Year-To-Date July 2019 Visitation Statistics

Nova Scotia Visitation – July 2019

Nova Scotia welcomed 382,000 non-resident overnight visitors in July 2019, down 2% compared with July 2018. Visitation by air decreased by 7% while visitation by road increased by 1%.

Year-to-date July 2019, Nova Scotia welcomed 1,230,000 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 July 2019, licensed room nights sold of 372,000, were down 1% from 2018. The occupancy rate decreased by 1 percentage point to 64%. The Halifax, Eastern Shore, Cape Breton and Northumberland Shore regions saw increased room nights sold, while room nights sold in the South Shore, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley and Yarmouth & Acadian Shore regions declined compared with July 2018.

Region July 2019
Licensed Room Nights Sold
% Change
vs. 2018
Halifax 181,000 +6%
South Shore 27,000 -4%
Eastern Shore 3,000 +1%
Cape Breton 75,000 +1%
Northumberland Shore 30,000 +1%
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley 49,000 -16%
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores 7,000 -29%

Year-to-date July 2019, licensed room nights sold in Nova Scotia of 1,464,000 were down 2% compared with the same period in 2018. The occupancy rate decreased by 1 percentage point to 49%. Regionally, Cape Breton saw an increase in room nights sold year-to-date, while the South Shore and Eastern Shore were unchanged from 2018. Room nights sold for the remaining regions declined compared with 2018.

Region YTD July 2019
Licensed Room Nights Sold
% Change
vs. 2018
Halifax 848,000 -1%
South Shore 90,000 0%
Eastern Shore 8,000 0%
Cape Breton 215,000 +1%
Northumberland Shore 102,000 -1%
Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley 170,000 -7%
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores 31,000 -22%

 

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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