Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
Ontario's tourism outlook to 2019 is now available here.
The ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport provides a study that examines the intentions of Canadians and residents of selected U.S. states to travel to Ontario over the next two seasons, available here.
Current Performance Indicators for Ontario's Tourism Industry
For current and archived Performance Indicators for Ontario's Tourism Industry on boarder crossings, accommodation statistics, travel price index, economic indicators and consumer response indicators, click here.
The Ministry’s Regional Tourism Profiles
The Regional Tourism Profiles contain tourism statistics at the regional level. The profiles include reports on visits, spending, the number of tourism related businesses, hotel performance and itemized tourism receipts, available here.
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport: The Impact of Visiting Friends & Relatives, July 2011
Tourism Monthly Snapshot - click here
The Tourism Snapshot provides a monthly and year-to-date update on key Destination Canada market visits to and from Canada, performance of competitors, and other tourism related statistics.
Quarterly National Tourism Indicators
2016 National Tourism Indicators for the first quarter of 2016 (January – March) highlighting on bottom-line figures that measure the tourism industry's progress. Click here.
Tourism Snapshot Highlights – May 2016
Highlights on the international travels of tourist between Canada and other Countries in May 2016. Click here.
Destination Canada’s 2015 Annual Report: Ambitious Together puts the spotlight on a banner year for the Canadian tourism industry with the rise in international arrivals to Canada almost doubling the world average. Proving the value of a collaborative approach to tourism marketing, Destination Canada and our partners experienced far greater recognition in our international markets than individual marketing organizations, transportation companies, hotels and attractions would have attracted independently. Read the 2015 Annual Report here.
Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)
New Travel Report Reveals U.S. Spending in Canada by State and Other International Spending Patterns
Canada's tourism industry experienced a healthy summer with international Visa cardholders spending $3.6USD billion in Canada, according to the 2015 Summer Travel Snapshot released by Visa Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). For the first time, the uniquely detailed report broke down U.S. spending by state revealing that California, New York and Washington were the top source markets. Read more here.
Record Tourism Arrivals and Spending Bolster Toronto Regional Economy
(February 8, 2016) Tourism in Toronto increased for the sixth
consecutive year in 2015 as the destination welcomed a record 14.03
million overnight visitors, Tourism Toronto announced today. A further
26 million people travelled to Toronto for day trips, totaling 40.4
million visitors for the year in Canada’s most-visited destination.
Visitors to Toronto spent $7.2 billion during their trips, the highest
amount of economic activity the sector has ever generated. Click here for press release.
Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA)
Aviation Activity Reports
As Canada's largest and busiest airport, there's always a lot going on at Toronto Pearson. The GTAA provides monthly statistical data based on reports from airlines, radar and Nav Canada. See current reports here.
Archived GTAA reports:
National tourism indicators, third quarter 2015
Tourism spending in Canada rose 1.1% in the third quarter, after increasing 0.7% in the previous quarter. This was the 10th consecutive quarterly gain in tourism spending and the largest increase since the second quarter of 2014. See report here.
Top Overseas Markets to Canada. Available here.