Strong Tourism Numbers for B.C.
Prince George, B.C. – 2016 will be in the books as a great year for tourism in B.C.
In the first 10 months of this year, nearly 4.9 million international visitors came to this province.
The latest international overnight visitor numbers from Statistics Canada show that from January to the end of October, there were 531,431 more visitors to B.C. That’s a 12.2% increase over the same period last year, and in October alone, a 12.1 % increase from October of 2015.
Where are the additional visitors from?
According to the states, the largest increase was in visitors from Australia , up 45.3%
Visitors from China, Mexico and the United Kingdom were each up about 23%, while the increase in visitors from the U.S. saw an 8.1% boost.
The Provincial Government cites a number of reasons for the increases, including improved air access and Destination BC’s new international marketing strategy.