Here are some quick stats and facts about restaurants and tourism

Tourism tally: 12 quick stats and facts about restaurants and tourism
Septebmer 5, 2013
  • Share of operators that said that declining tourism had a negative impact on their business (Q1 – 2013): 23%
  • Domestic tourism spending at restaurants (2000): $5.0 billion
  • Domestic tourism spending at restaurants (2012): $9.4 billion
  • Foreign tourism spending at restaurants (2000): $2.9 billion
  • Foreign tourism spending at restaurants (2012): $2.7 billion
  • Province with the biggest increase in the number of foreign visitors in 2012: Saskatchewan (+4.8%)
  • Province with the biggest decrease in the number of foreign visitors in 2012: Nova Scotia (-6.7%)
  • Increase in tourism spending at restaurants in 2012 over 2011: 4.7%
  • Restaurant share of total tourism spending by domestic
    tourists: 14.1%
  • Restaurant share of total tourism spending by foreign tourists: 17.5%

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