The Government of Canada has just released the first annual report on Canada’s Tourism Vision…
Canada’s tourism sector truly is world-class. Every day, tour operators, retailers, hoteliers, restaurateurs—many of whom are small business owners—welcome thousands of tourists from around the world. In 2017, Canada extended a warm welcome to 20.8 million visitors from around the world—its best year ever!
Tourism is a major driver of Canada’s economy, bringing incredible opportunities to Canadian businesses. In every region of the country, including in rural and remote settings, tourism creates jobs and opportunities for Canada’s middle class. With its regionally diverse tourism offerings, including Indigenous and culinary experiences, Canada is poised to be a world leader in tourism.
And as tourism is Canada’s largest service export, worth 2% of our GDP, it clearly matters to Canadians. That is why one year ago, in May 2017, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, launched Canada’s New Tourism Vision. And in that year, the Government of Canada has made progress on the goals set out in the vision, thanks to ongoing collaboration throughout the federal government, as well as with Destination Canada, the provinces and territories, and the tourism sector.
Click the image below to visit the website for the annual report.