Current Performance Indicators for Ontario's Tourism Industry

The Current Performance Interactive Tool enables users to quickly and easily access current tourism statistics.

Current Performance Summary

International Border Crossings (1)

Jun-21 % change* Jan-Jun 2021 % change*
Total Inbound 86,335 37.3% 432,640 -79.9%
From the U.S. 70,313 29.8% 334,621 -81.0%
From overseas 16,022 84.1% 98,019 -74.7%
   India 1,579 92.6% 21,609 -13.5%
   Mexico 1,279 -25.8% 11,301 -66.7%
   China 951 30.5% 5,876 -85.8%
   UK 1,388 255.9% 5,142 -88.2%
   Germany 501 54.6% 2,666 -82.5%
   South Korea 232 13.2% 1,760 -86.3%
   France 329 282.6% 1,708 -85.8%
   Brazil 224 273.3% 1,063 -92.2%
   Japan 92 1050.0% 245 -97.1%
Total Outbound 251,194 51.8% 1,387,735 -78.6%
To the U.S. 221,411 48.7% 1,155,491 -75.5%
To overseas 29,783 80.2% 232,244 -86.8%

Ontario Hotel Statistics(2)

Jun-21 % change* Jan-Jun 2021 % change*
Hotel Occupancy 38.2% 14.2† 31.0% -5.2†
Hotel Average Daily Rate $114.59 9.2% $107.44 -21.5%

Ontario Short-Term Rental Statistics(**3)

Jun-21 % change* Jan-Jun 2021 % change*
Short-Term Rental Occupancy 62.4% 8.8† n/a n/a
Short-Term Rental Average Daily Rate $286.74 20.2% n/a n/a
Exchange Rates (4)        
  USD $1.22 -9.8% 1.25 -8.6%
  EUR $1.47 -3.5% $1.50 0.0%
  GBP $1.71 1.0% $1.73 0.7%
Employment in Tourism-Related Industries (***5) 658,700 12.0% 611,100 -1.4%
Travel Price Index (5) 129.8 -0.3% 128.7 -0.4%
Gas Prices (cents/litre) (6) 132.9 33.4% 123.7 26.9%

* Percentage change over same period of previous year
† Change in percentage points
** Note the occupancy of short-term rentals is determined based on the available supply with at least one booked night in the reporting period.  Data include listings in which guests have the whole home to themselves.
***includes Accommodations, Arts, Entertainment and Recreation, Food & Beverage, Transportation, Travel Services

Sources:

  1. Statistics Canada
  2. CBRE Hotels Trends in the Hotel Industry National Market Report
  3. AirDNA - for more granular data, click here
  4. Bank of Canada
  5. Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Heritage Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries
  6. Ministry of Energy