Current Performance Indicators for Ontario's Tourism Industry

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Current Performance Summary

International Border Crossings (1)

August
2019
%
change*
Jan-Aug
2019
%
change*
Total Inbound 2,305,547 7.6% 11,498,154 4.3%
From the U.S. 1,848,154 4.7% 9,233,337 1.8%
From overseas 457,393 21.1% 2,264,817 16.3%
  U.K. 72,696 26.2% 321,987 28.2%
  China 50,195 26.6% 233,650 20.4%
  Germany 23,233 13.5% 106,613 3.0%
  South Korea 10,695 12.7% 63,374 -29.3%
  Japan 9,559 -0.3% 45,177 -20.9%
  India 25,367 14.3% 144,665 19.2%
  France 21,612 24.1% 83,369 17.7%
  Brazil 12,357 -5.8% 81,816 -3.4%
  Mexico 24,109 34.3% 157,893 45.5%
Total Outbound 2,745,867 2.9% 18,743,276 -0.2%
To the U.S. 2,200,608 2.9% 14,503,021 -0.5%
To overseas 545,259 2.9% 4,240,255 0.8%

Ontario Hotel Statistics(2)

August
2019
%
change*
Jan-Aug
2019
%
change*
Hotel Occupancy 81.5% -1.5† 69.2% -1.2†
Hotel Average Daily Rate $173.74 -1.1% $162.92 1.1%
Exchange Rates (3)        
  USD $1.33 1.8% $1.33 3.4%
  EUR $1.48 -1.9% $1.50 -2.8%
  GBP $1.61 -3.9% $1.70 -2.6%
Employment in Tourism-Related Industries (4) 1,957,100 2.7% 1,909,600 4.8%
Travel Price Index (4) 134.8 2.6% 129.4 2.3%
Gas Prices (cents/litre) (5) 119.1 -9.9% 117.6 -9.3%

* Percentage change over same period of previous year
† Change in percentage points

Sources:

  1. Statistics Canada
  2. CBRE Hotels Trends in the Hotel Industry National Market Report
  3. Bank of Canada
  4. Statistics Canada and Ontario Ministry of Heritage Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries
  5. Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines