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Domestic tourism expenditures in Canada goes down in 1Q 2018

According to new numbers announced by Canada National Statistical Office, compared with the prior quarter the variable diminished by 6.44 percent. Tourism expenditures fell by 1 079 million Canadian Dollars, as it follows the tendency of the previous quarter when it went down by 37.83%. In Q1 2017, the indicator dropped by -4.99% and hit 14 965 million Canadian Dollars. When examining the year-on-year picture, a 4.83% rise can be diagnosed between Q1 2017 and Q1 2018. Canada saw a growth of 411.18% in tourism expenditures over the past 32 years. Moreover, the tourism expenditures is now above average of 10 168.33 million Canadian Dollars with a modest overall raise since the start of time series. It attained its all-time high of 26 971 million Canadian Dollars in Q3 of 2017 and record low of 3 069 million Canadian Dollars in Q1 of 1986.

Domestic tourism expenditures in Canada goes down in 1Q 2018
Date Million Canadian Dollars Variation
Q1 2018 15 688.00 -6.44
Q4 2017 16 767.00 -37.83
Q3 2017 26 971.00 54.44
Q2 2017 17 464.00 16.7
Q1 2017 14 965.00 -4.99
Q4 2016 15 751.00 -37.82
Q3 2016 25 330.00 53.79
Q2 2016 16 470.00 17.18
Q1 2016 14 055.00 -7.04
Q4 2015 15 120.00 -38.77

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Main Tourism Indicators

  • Tourist Arrivals

    Number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remundated from within the country visited. It is an indicator of a country's inbound tourism. Based on: World Tourism Organization.

  • Overnight Stay

    Overnight stays of non-resident visitors in the country visited, in any type of accomodation. It is an indicator of tourism flows and usually displayed in growth rates. Based on: World Trade Organization.

  • International Departure

    Residents taking a trip abroad, for less than a year, for any main purpose (business, leisure or other personal purpose) other than to be employed by a resident entity in the country or place visited. Refers to the number of movements of travellers rather than the number of travellers. It is an indicator of outbound tourism. Based on: World Tourism Organization.

  • Tourism Expenditure

    Amount paid for the acquisition of consumption goods and services, as well as valuables, for own use or to give away, for and during tourism trips. Includes expenditures by visitors themselves, as well as expenses that are paid for or reimbursed by others. Based on: World Tourism Organization.

  • Tourism Receipt

    Expenditures by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport. These receipts include any other prepayment made for goods or services received in the destination country. They also may include receipts from same-day visitors, except when these are important enough justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include receipts for passenger transport items. It is a direct indicator of economic returns of tourism and usually measured by visitor. Based on: World Tourism Organization.

  • Tourism Employment

    Tourism employment refers to all the jobs in both tourism-characteristic activities and non-tourism-characteristic activities in all establishments in tourism industries. It can be categorized at two levels depending on their involvement in or contribution to tourism supply-side. Front offices in hotels, resorts or shopping outlets provide direct employment because their employees are in contact with tourists and cater for tourist demand. Tourism also supports indirect employment in activities like restaurant suppliers, construction companies that build and maintain tourist facilities, as well as necessary infrastructure, aircraft manufacturers, various handicrafts producers, marketing agencies, accounting services, which are more or less dependent on the companies providing direct employment for their revenues. Tourism employment is usually expressed as a percentage of total employment or in number of jobs. Based on: World Tourism Organization.

  • Number Of Domestic Trips

    A domestic trip corresponds to the travel between leaving the place of residence and returning, with the main destination being in the country of residence of the traveller. Based on : IRTS 2008 para 2.8

  • Tourism Participation

    Tourism Participation is the proportion of a given population that makes at least one tourism in one year. The scope is all tourism trips taken for personal purposes of at least one overnight stay. It can be measured in % or in number of trips. Based on Eurostat.

  • Tourism Products Consumption

    Amount paid for the acquisition of tourism related consumption goods and services, as well as valuables for own use or to give away, for and during tourism trips by resident or non-resident visitors, which corresponds to monetary transactions (the focus of tourism expenditure), it also includes services associated with vacation accomodation on own account, tourism social transfers in kind and other imputed consumption. Tourism characteristic products are those that satisfy one or both of the following criteria: (1) Tourism expenditure on the product should represent a significant share of total tourism expenditure (share-of-expenditure/demand condition); (2) Tourism expenditure on the product should represent a significant share of the supply of the product in the economy (share-of-supply). This criterion implies that the supply of a tourism characteristic product would cease to exist in meaningful quantity in the absence of visitors. Based on: World Tourism Organization.

  • Tourism Direct GDP

    Measures the direct contribution of tourism to GDP, expressed as a percentage.

  • Tourism GVA

    Value of direct tourism output at basic prices, less the value of the inputs used in producing these tourism products, usually expressed in millions of national currency. Based on: Australian Bureau of Statistics.