Monday, March 30th7.2°C
25326
23669

Tourism spending up one per cent in Q4, biggest rise since 2010

OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says tourism spending in Canada rose one per cent in the fourth quarter, the largest gain in three and a half years.

The agency says the increase was mostly due to higher spending by Canadians travelling within the country.

Those Canadian travellers spent 1.2 per cent more in the fourth quarter, marking the largest gain since the first quarter of 2011.

Spending on most tourism goods and services was up in the fourth quarter.

The main contributors came from passenger air transport, which rose 1.8 per cent, and vehicle fuel, which was up two per cent.

Spending by international visitors in Canada edged up 0.3 per cent in the quarter, marking a fifth consecutive quarterly gain in spending by international visitors in Canada.

The Canadian Press


Read more Business News

25528


Recent Trending




Today's Market
S&P TSX14812.42-57.38
S&P CDNX681.43+1.87
DJIA17712.66+34.43
Nasdaq4891.22+27.86
S&P 5002061.02+4.87
CDN Dollar0.7911-0.0019
Gold1196.30-8.80
Oil48.31-0.56
Lumber282.60-3.60
Natural Gas2.62-0.05

 
Okanagan Companies
Pacific Safety0.125-0.005
Knighthawk0.010.00
QHR Technologies Inc1.50+0.00
Cantex0.03-0.01
Anavex Life Sciences0.219+0.009
Metalex Ventures0.04-0.01
Russel Metals24.50-0.18
Copper Mountain Mining1.13+0.00
Colorado Resources0.125+0.010
ReliaBrand Inc0.006-0.001
Sunrise Resources Ltd0.045+0.000
Mission Ready Services0.255+0.020
Decisive Dividend Corporation1.80+0.02

 





FEATURED Property
2215342101 - 2780 Auburn Road
2 bedrooms 2 baths
$224,500
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading


Down payment

If you have less than 20% down payment, mortgage insurance is required through Canada Mortgage & Housing (CMHC), Genworth or Canada Guaranty. Homeowners no longer need the minimum 5% down payment ...


CRA Notice of Assessment

Many Canadians rush to file their taxes on time each year and don’t think about it until the next year. One of the most overlooked notices received from the CRA annually is the annual Notice of ...


Medical confidential?

If ICBC asks your doctor for your information you may wonder: Can ICBC ask my doctor for my medical information? Can ICBC request a medical report from my doctor without my consent? What is ICBC entit...

_



25482




Member of BC Press Council


25322