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.
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 sees 2.2 million visitors in 2016, best year in history
Whether it’s Donald Trump or the dollar, Nova Scotia tourism saw its best year in history in 2016, with revenue topping out at $2.6 billion, most coming from the U.S. market.
Halifax airport sets sky high goals after record 2016
After welcoming 3.9 million passengers in 2016, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport hopes to see more travellers this year.
Cape Breton tourism receives $1.4 million boost
If you're planning on walking the famed Cabot Trail or swinging a nine-iron on the famous golf courses of Cape Breton, you'll soon benefit from aesthetic upgrades.
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