Tourism spending in Canada by both Canadians and visitors rose in Q1

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 28, 2012 9:02 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says tourism spending in Canada rose 0.9 per cent in the first quarter, as spending by international visitors and Canadians touring at home both increased.The federal agency says it was the 11th consecutive quarterly increase in tourism spending in Canada.Tourism spending by Canadians at home rose 0.6 per cent in the quarter, continuing an upward trend that began in the third quarter of 2009.From the first quarter of 2002 to the first quarter of 2012, tourism spending by Canadians at home has increased 47 per cent.Spending by foreign visitors rose two per cent in the first quarter, following gains in overnight travel from both the United States and countries overseas.Tourism employment was virtually unchanged in the first quarter as job losses in the transportation and accommodation offset gains in the food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment among others. Tourism spending in Canada by both Canadians and visitors rose in Q1: StatsCan