Tourism Stats on Par in 2011
Nova Scotia welcomed 2,113,500 visitors in 2011.
The provincial results are on par with 2010 and vary by region.
International visitors to Nova Scotia increased one per cent in 2011 compared with 2010. International visitors to Canada decreased one per cent in the same time period.
Room nights sold between January and December were down by one per cent. Air travel was up by nine per cent this year, and road travel decreased by four per cent. Motorcoach traffic increased by 35 per cent, compared with the 2010 season.
Visits from the United States decreased three per cent. Domestic travel to the province was down one per cent.
Visits from Quebec increased by eight per cent and visits from Western Canada were up five per cent. Visits from Ontario fell by one per cent, while visits from Atlantic Canada decreased by three per cent.
Total overseas visits were up 12 per cent for the year. Results for Germany were up 26 per cent, while visits from the United Kingdom were down 11 per cent.
Tourism statistics vary across the province. Detailed results can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/econ/tourism/research/latest-activity-updates.asp.