Although tourism revenues have grown significantly in each of the last three years, and 2016 was the best year in history for tourism visitors and revenue, we are not on track to meet the visionary target considering the current pace of growth. From the 2010 baseline of $2.0 billion annually, Nova Scotia tourism revenues have increased by 28.8 per cent to $2.6 billion in 2016.
year revenue 2010 2.019 2011 2.258 2012 2.325 2013 2.302 2014 2.409 2015 2.469 2016 2.6
WHAT THIS MEANS
This data shows the total amount of money being spent by consumers, both from within and outside of the province. This is a common indicator of the size of and growth in an industry.
Data for 2014, 2015 and 2016 is preliminary and subject to change.
Nova Scotia tourism data shows increase in August
Tourism Nova Scotia says Nova Scotia attracted 46,000 more non-resident overnight visitors in August this year than August 2016, an increase of 11 per cent, with Ontario leading all markets in visitation growth.
A new kind of 'mining' helps grow Cape Breton tourism
Destination Cape Breton is using data mining to collect information about the kinds of tourists coming to the island and what types of experiences they are seeking.
New offering at White Point gives visitors the chance to become lobster fishermen
Guests can now go winter lobster fishing with a lobster fisherman onboard his working fishing boat on the Atlantic Ocean at sunrise. Then, they’ll head back to the resort, where they can steam and eat the fresh lobster they caught, with some help from the chef at White Point Beach Resort in preparing the meal.
- Cape Breton tourism receives $1.4 million boost
- Nova Scotia sees 2.2 million visitors in 2016, best year in history
- Halifax airport sets sky high goals after record 2016
- Halifax expecting record number of cruise ship passengers
- Waycobah First Nation receives funding to develop tourist venue
- Shelburne County tries to become a destination spot in Nova Scotia
- Mi’kmaq heritage draws tourism to Cape Breton
- NowNS: Nova Scotia astro-tourism takes off
- ‘Wellness tourism’ becoming a booming business in Nova Scotia
- NowNS: Nova Scotia expands menu map for tourists
- Eight Nova Scotia tourism businesses to get marketing help
- NowNS: Partners building N.S. tourism
- Big year predicted for Nova Scotia’s tourism industry
- Sunny start for Nova Scotia's tourism sector
- Group aims to make Low Point Lighthouse part of new Cape Breton tourism route
- NowNS: Creativity takes camping indoors
- Growing Chinese tourism market pursued by N.S.
- Nova Scotia's August tourism numbers are best ever for province
- Eskasoni expands Cultural Journeys with government tourism funding
- Cape Breton celebrates banner year in tourism
- Cape Breton's tourism industry growing
- Second berth to be built at Sydney port
- Expanding tourism season in Victoria County
- Eskasoni receives nearly $100K as First Nation hopes to grow tourism
- Halifax anticipates busiest cruise season to date
- Rally brought bikes and business
- Thousands more visitors flocking to Nova Scotia this year