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  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2004045
    Description:

    How "good" are the National Tourism Indicators (NTI)? How can their quality be measured? This study looks to answer these questions by analysing the revisions to the NTI estimates for the period 1997 through 2001.

    Release date: 2004-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2004044
    Description:

    Starting with the first quarter 2004 release, revisions to the National Tourism Indicators (NTI) will be published once a year along with the first quarter data. Henceforth, NTI source data that are revised or come available several years after the fact will be incorporated regularly, allowing for systematic improvements to the time series.

    Release date: 2004-10-19

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20040036917
    Description:

    The purpose of this study is to address the question: What are the differences between Canada's domestic resort market and the non-resort market?

    Release date: 2004-05-31

  • Table: 13-009-X20030046842
    Description:

    How good are the National Tourism Indicators (NTI)? How can their quality be measured? This study looks to answer these questions through analysis of the revisions to the NTI estimates for the period 1997 through 2001.

    Release date: 2004-03-30

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2003041
    Description:

    This publication presents estimates of government revenues attributable to 1998 tourism. The main data sources are the Provincial and Territorial Tourism Satellite Account, the Input-Output tables and T-4 tax remittance files.

    Government revenue covers receipts from-taxes on incomes (i.e., on employment earnings, corporate profits, net income of unincorporated business and government business enterprises)-contributions to social insurance plans (i.e., premiums for Canada/Quebec Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and Workers Compensation)-taxes on production and products (such as sales and property taxes)-sales of government goods and services.

    These revenue sources are broken down into parts that can and cannot be attributed to tourism, for government as a whole and for the three levels of government (federal, provincial/territorial and municipal) separately. Estimates of the government revenue generated per dollar of tourism spending are reported as well.

    The publication contains several summary tables showing revenues attributable to tourism by level of government and by source of revenue, as well as several appendix tables showing results by detailed industry and commodity. It also contains a discussion of the concepts, definitions, data sources and methods used in the study.

    Release date: 2003-09-19

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20030036636
    Description:

    The article Canadian domestic sport travel in 2001 examines active participation by travellers in sports or outdoor activity, as well as attendance at sport events. The article looks at sport-related travel in terms of the income, province of residence, age and sex of travellers, as well as the season of travel, mode of transportation and length of trip.

    Release date: 2003-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20030036638
    Description:

    The number of overnight trips taken in Canada by foreign residents continued to advance (2.0%) in 2002. A record number of close to 20 million foreign visitors crossed our borders in 2002. Americans accounted for four out of every five travellers, or about 16.2 million. About 3.8 million tourists came from overseas countries in 2002, down 5.3% from 2001. In 2002, Canadians made 13.0 million overnight trips to the United States, down 3.7% from 2001. Overall, the number of overnight trips to overseas destinations decreased 3.1% in 2002, compared with 2001.

    Release date: 2003-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20030036639
    Description:

    Canada's international travel deficit - the difference between what Canadians spend abroad and what foreigners spend in Canada - rose from $427 million in the fourth quarter of 2002 to an estimated $585 million in the first quarter of 2003. This was the first increase in Canada's travel deficit since the second quarter of 2002. Canada's travel deficit with the United States grew because both the number of trips made by Americans to Canada and their travel spending declined. Canada's travel deficit with countries other than the United States reached a new high in the first quarter because overseas visitors spent less in Canada and Canadian travellers increased their spending in overseas countries.

    Release date: 2003-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20030036640
    Description:

    May 2003 monthly data show that Canadian travel to the United States bounced back because many Canadians took advantage of an increase in the value of the Canadian dollar. However, travel to Canada from the United States dropped for a fifth straight month, because severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) continued to take its toll.

    Travel from overseas countries to Canada also dropped in May for the sixth consecutive month. During the same period, Canadian travel to overseas destinations also declined during the month.

    Release date: 2003-09-09

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2003040
    Description:

    The measurement of tourism has been gaining world-wide interest in the last decade. The most common framework for this measurement has been the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA). The TSA measures tourism in terms of expenditures, gross domestic product (GDP) and employment. The Canadian TSA generally follows the guidelines adopted by several international organizations, including the United Nations Statistical Commission. Statistics Canada first published a TSA in 1994. Since then, several updates have been made and timely quarterly information is now available based on the TSA. According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), over 35 countries have either completed a TSA or are in the process of developing one. Statistics Canada is one of only two countries, the other being Norway, to develop a regional TSA. This Provincial and Territorial Tourism Satellite Account (or PTSA) allows for a comparison of tourism among regions as well as among industries within a province or territory. This publication marks the release of the second PTSA by Statistics Canada. This release for 1998 follows a report published in 2002 for 1996. Tables in this report include both the new 1998 PTSA results and revised estimates for 1996. Concepts, definitions, sources and methods, including the changes in methods, are included in the appendix.

    Release date: 2003-06-25

  • Table: 13-220-X
    Description:

    In the 1997 edition, new and revised benchmarks were introduced for 1992 and 1988. The indicators are used to monitor supply, demand and employment for tourism in Canada on a timely basis. The annual tables are derived using the National Income and Expenditure Accounts (NIEA) and various industry and travel surveys. Tables providing actual data and percentage changes, for seasonally adjusted current and constant price estimates are included. In addition, an analytical section provides graphs, and time series of first differences, percentage changes, and seasonal factors for selected indicators. Data are published from 1987 and the publication will be available on the day of release. New data are included in the demand tables for non-tourism commodities produced by non-tourism industries and in the employment tables covering direct tourism employment generated by non-tourism industries. This product was commissioned by the Canadian Tourism Commission to provide annual updates for the Tourism Satellite Account.

    Release date: 2003-01-08

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2002038
    Description:

    The measurement of the economic impact of tourism has attracted increasing world-wide interest in the past few years. The development of a national Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) in Canada (1994), as well as a set of current quarterly indicators (1996), was a result of a demand for this information. Statistics Canada has now taken the analysis of tourism a step further with the development of the Provincial and Territorial Tourism Satellite Accounts (PTTSA).

    The development of these accounts has come primarily at the request of the tourism community in Canada. The new regional accounts increase the analytical capability and further the understanding of tourism across Canada. The PTTSA are designed to measure the importance of tourism in terms of expenditures, gross domestic product (GDP) and employment. The concepts and methods used in the PTTSA generally follow the set of international TSA guidelines adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission and strictly adhere to the principles of the System of National Accounts (SNA).

    As separate or satellite accounts, the PTTSA explicitly define the tourism industry within the national accounts statistical system and measure its economic contribution to the economy. With their foundation in the framework of the Canadian SNA, the PTTSA allow for a comparison of tourism with other industries within a province or territory, as well as showing the relative importance of tourism among provinces and territories. A tourism satellite account also provides the statistical basis for the development of tourism impact models. Thus, the PTTSA can contribute to government policy-making and business decisions concerning tourism.

    This document discusses the concepts and definitions used, and it highlights the results of the PTTSA by region for the reference year 1996. The appendices include an overview of the methodology and data sources; the detailed tables showing tourism expenditures and GDP, as well as employment for each region; a list of tourism industries and commodities; and a glossary.

    Release date: 2002-04-29

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20020026177
    Description:

    This article examines the economic importance of international tourism to the Chinese economy, and the prospect of China becoming a major international tourism market. After decades of rapid economic growth, economic reforms and rising incomes, China could become one of the world's largest sources of international tourists by 2020, as well as a market of more than 1.2 billion potential consumers. The article also briefly describes Chinese travel to Canada.

    Release date: 2002-04-16

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20010036133
    Description:

    For many countries, tourism has become an increasingly important economic activity; it is now common practice for national governments to practice for national governments to develop policies to encourage its growth.

    Release date: 2002-03-08

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20020016074
    Description:

    Travel both by foreigners to Canada and Canadians to points abroad plummeted following the September 11 events in the United States. The aftermath of the events had a profound impact on all forms of travel, especially between Canada and the United States, from overnight trips to same-day car trips.

    Release date: 2002-01-28

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20020016073
    Description:

    Overnight international travel to Canada posted its highest second-quarter result in the 27 years that international travel data have been collected. More than 5.4 million travellers arrived from foreign countries in the second quarter, up 3.4% from the second quarter of 2000.

    Release date: 2002-01-28

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20020016072
    Description:

    Drawing on the results of the International Travel Survey (ITS), this article summarizes how Canadians' travel habits outside their country have evolved over the past decade, more especially with respect to destinations other than the United States.

    Release date: 2002-01-28

  • Articles and reports: 87-003-X20010045949
    Description:

    In keeping with the upward trend worldwide, international travel to Canada (all durations combined) increased by 5.2% for arrivals from overseas and 1.8% for arrivals from the United States in 1999.

    Release date: 2001-10-17

  • Articles and reports: 87-403-X20010015898
    Description:

    To help the reader understand the dynamics of the domestic travel market in Canada, this article briefly describes the relative situations of the provincial domestic travel markets using one of their most important characteristics, travel expenditures.

    Release date: 2001-10-12

  • Articles and reports: 87-403-X20010015900
    Description:

    This article examines the nature and magnitude of Canada's travel account deficit sicne 1980. Trends and issues relating to Canada's travel account with the United States and with all other overseas markets. The final section provides a conclusion and outlook.

    Release date: 2001-10-12

  • Articles and reports: 87-403-X20010015903
    Description:

    This chapter describes three specific industry sectors, all very important to tourism: traveller accomodation services, food services and drinking places, travel agencies and tour operators. These sectors generated just over half of the goods and services purchased by all visitors in Canada in 1999.

    Release date: 2001-10-12

  • Articles and reports: 87-403-X20010015896
    Description:

    In keeping with the upward trend worldwide, international travel to Canada (all durations combined) increased by 5.2% for arrivals from overseas and 1.8% for arrivals from the United States in 1999. Between 1998 and 1999 expenditures during those trips jumped by 9.5% and 6.5% for overseas and American visitors respectively.

    Release date: 2001-10-12

  • Articles and reports: 87-403-X20010015956
    Description:

    In 1999, Canada's travel account balance (including passenger fares), the difference between the expenditures of foreign visitors in the country and those of Canadian residents outside the country, measured its lowest deficit since 1988, declining to $3.0 billion.

    Release date: 2001-10-12

  • Articles and reports: 87-403-X20010015904
    Description:

    The phenomenon of consolidation, characterized by mergers, acquisitions and alliances, is an excellent means of responding to globalization, and constitutes an increasingly common way for companies to position themselves on the global chessboard.

    Release date: 2001-10-12

  • Articles and reports: 87-403-X20010015899
    Description:

    The decade ended on a positive note with Canada welcoming a record 19.4 million overnight international tourists, a 3% increase over 1998. Although visitation showed in comparison to the 7% increase a year earlier, this was the largest number of overnight visitors recorded over the history of the international travel survey.

    Release date: 2001-10-12

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    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2018-01-19

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    Release date: 2018-01-18

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    Release date: 2018-01-10

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    Release date: 2018-01-10

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    Release date: 2017-12-07

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    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-12-04

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    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-11-28

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    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-11-10

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    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-10-12

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    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-08-16

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    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-07-07

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-06-07

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-03-07

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2017001
    Description:

    This issue of Canadian Megatrends takes a historical look at Canadian tourism, describing the long-term changes in who has been visiting Canada—and where Canadians have been visiting.

    Release date: 2017-01-16

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2017-01-16

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-11-03

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-01-19

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-10-01

  • Journals and periodicals: 81-595-M
    Description:

    This series analyses current issues in culture, tourism and education. Arts and culture issues include the economic impact of culture, the consumption of culture goods and services, government, personal and corporate spending on culture, the culture labour market, and international trade of culture goods and services. Travel and tourism issues cover both domestic and international tourism. Issues in education, training and literacy include accessibility, national and international student performance assessments, school-work transitions, adult education, lifelong learning, use of technology, alternate forms of delivery and outcomes.The research papers are intended to stimulate discussion. Readers are encouraged to contact the authors with comments, criticisms and suggestions.

    Release date: 2014-11-14

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2014074
    Description:

    This paper reports on the Provincial-Territorial Human Resource Module of the Tourism Satellite Account, 2012 developed by Statistics Canada. This study provides detailed information on employment related to tourism in Canada by province and territory. Information on wages and salaries, number of jobs and hours worked by occupation is included. The data are also disaggregated by age, sex and immigration status. This study provides a resource for training and planning for tourism in Canada. The report is based upon data published as of November 20, 2013.

    This study was prepared by Terrence Martin of the Satellite Accounts and Special Studies Section, National Economic Accounts Division, Statistics Canada. The study was funded through a partnership agreement with the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.

    Release date: 2014-06-16

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    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2013-11-27

  • Articles and reports: 13-605-X201300511865
    Description:

    With the release of the first quarter 2013 estimates in June 2013, the National Tourism Indicators (NTI) were revised from the first quarter of 2009 to the fourth quarter of 2012. In addition, all data series expressed at 2002 prices (adjusted for inflation) have been rebased to the 2007 reference year. The change affects National tourism indicators data adjusted for inflation from 1986 to date. This article explains the impact of new and revised data on the NTI.

    Release date: 2013-09-27

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2013072
    Description:

    This paper reports on the Human Resource Module of the Tourism Satellite Account, 2012 developed by Statistics Canada. This study provides detailed information on employment related to tourism in Canada. Information on wages and salaries, number of jobs and hours worked by occupation are included. The data are also disaggregated by age, gender and immigration status. This study provides a resource for training and planning for tourism in Canada. This paper is based upon data published as of May 19, 2013.

    Release date: 2013-07-05

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2013071
    Description:

    This publication presents estimates of government revenues attributable to tourism for the years 2007 to 2011. Estimates of the revenue attributable to tourism spending by non-residents (i.e. tourism exports) and by residents (i.e. tourism domestic demand) are also included. The main data sources are the Canadian Tourism Satellite Account, National Tourism Indicators, the Income and Expenditure Accounts, the Input-Output tables and T-4 tax remittance files.

    Government revenue covers receipts from taxes on incomes (i.e., on employment earnings, corporate profits, net income of unincorporated business and government business enterprises), contributions to social insurance plans (i.e., premiums for Canada/Quebec Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and workers compensation), taxes on production and products (such as sales and property taxes), and from sales of government goods and services. These revenues are broken down into parts that can be attributed to tourism spending, tourism domestic demand and tourism exports for government as a whole and for the three levels of government (federal, provincial/territorial and municipal) separately. Estimates of the government revenue generated per $100 of tourism spending overall and by residents and non-residents are reported as well. The publication contains several charts and summary tables showing revenues attributable to tourism by level of government and by source of revenue. It also contains a discussion of the concepts, definitions, data sources and methods used in the study.

    Release date: 2013-02-28

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2012070
    Description:

    This paper reports on the Human Resource Module of the Tourism Satellite Account, 2011 developed by Statistics Canada. This study provides detailed information on employment related to tourism in Canada. Information on wages and salaries, number of jobs and hours worked by occupation are included. The data are also disaggregated by age, gender and immigration status. This study provides a resource for training and planning for tourism in Canada. This paper is based upon data published as of March 31, 2012.

    This study was prepared by Terrence Martin of the Research and Development Projects and Analysis Section, National Accounts Integration and Development Division, Statistics Canada. The study was funded through a partnership agreement with the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.

    Release date: 2012-05-25

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