Figure Descriptions: Tourism Sector — Key Facts 2010

    Figure 1: Direct Employment Generated by Tourism (2010)

    Figure 1: Direct Employment Generated by Tourism (2010)
    Jobs in Key Industries %
    Transportation 12%
    Accommodation 25%
    Food and Beverage Services 25%
    Recreation and Entertainment 12%
    Travel Services 7%
    Other Services 19%

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    Figure 2: Investment in Tourism by the Government of Canada FY 2008-2009

    Figure 2: Investment in Tourism by the Government of Canada
    FY 2008-2009, millions $
    Projects/programs/activities investment millions $
    Product development and infrastructure 366.2
    Human resources 11.2
    Tourism information and statistics 13.4
    Tourism marketing 113.6
    Transportation 4.6
    Other 22.6

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    Figure 3: Tourism Spending in Canada 1998-2010

    Figure 3: Tourism Spending in Canada 1998-2010,
    billions of $
    Year Total Tourism Spending in Canada Domestic Tourism International Tourism
    1998 45.9 30.4 15.5
    1999 49.0 32.4 16.6
    2000 53.7 35.9 17.8
    2001 54.1 36.2 17.9
    2002 56.5 38.4 18.1
    2003 55.3 39.6 15.7
    2004 58.6 41.1 17.5
    2005 62.4 45.5 16.9
    2006 66.0 49.4 16.6
    2007 69.4 52.8 16.6
    2008 72.5 56.3 16.2
    2009 68.8 54.7 14.1
    2010 73.4 58.5 14.9

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    Figure 4: Numbers of International Arrivals to Canada 1998-2010

    Numbers of International Arrivals to Canada
    1998–2004,
    arrivals
    Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
    Total 48,063,729 49,055,483 48,637,507 47,146,647 44,896,260 38,902,631 38,844,666
    From the U.S. 43,857,192 44,630,203 43,993,815 42,871,286 40,878,172 35,509,444 34,626,114
    From other
    countries
    4,206,537 4,425,280 4,643,692 4,275,361 4,018,088 3,393,187 4,218,552
    Numbers of International Arrivals to Canada
    2005–2010,
    arrivals
    Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
    Total 36,160,106 33,390,211 30,373,469 27,370,109 24,695,714 24,669,133
    From the U.S. 31,655,012 28,872,674 25,694,557 22,605,645 20,525,608 20,213,499
    From other
    countries
    4,505,094 4,517,537 4,678,912 4,764,464 4,170,106 4,455,634

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    Figure 5: Canada's International Travel Account Receipts 1998-2010

    Figure 5: Canada's International Travel Account Receipts 1998-2010,
    millions $
    Year International travel
    receipts from the U.S.
    International travel
    receipts from the other countries
    Total international
    travel receipts
    1998 8,606 5,412 14,018
    1999 9,365 5,776 15,141
    2000 9,449 6,548 15,997
    2001 9,972 6,465 16,437
    2002 10,328 6,413 16,741
    2003 9,080 5,696 14,776
    2004 9,858 7,122 16,980
    2005 8,978 7,696 16,674
    2006 8,680 7,778 16,458
    2007 8,298 8,280 16,578
    2008 7,626 8,919 16,545
    2009 7,063 8,456 15,519
    2010 7,245 9,018 16,263

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    Figure 6: International Arrivals from the U.S. 1998-2009

    International Arrivals from the U.S. 1998-2005,
    thousands of arrivals
    Year 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
    Total 43,858 44,630 43,993 42,871 40,878 35,509 34,626 31,654
    Same Day 28,964 29,450 28,805 27,302 24,710 21,276 19,539 17,264
    Overnight 14,892 15,180 15,189 15,570 16,167 14,232 15,087 14,390
    International Arrivals from the U.S. 2006-2010,
    thousands of arrivals
    Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
    Total 28,873 25,694 22,606 20,525 20,213
    Same Day 15,017 12,320 10,102 8,859 8,469
    Overnight 13,856 13,375 12,504 11,668 11,744

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    Figure 7: Arrivals from Canada's Key Markets (excluding the U.S.)

    Figure 7: Arrivals from Canada's Key Markets (excluding the U.S.),
    arrivals
    Year United Kingdom France Germany Australia Japan China South Korea India Mexico Brazil
    2006 881,742 373,606 313,025 206,542 401,127 147,853 201,815 89,954 213,945 65,649
    2007 925,566 379,268 318,165 228,726 343,451 155,753 212,602 105,154 250,633 66,682
    2008 869,926 425,409 332,008 248,718 287,198 165,823 196,564 114,975 270,828 72,126
    2009 724,470 411,741 318,844 213,671 205,639 166,192 144,141 111,579 172,006 62,243
    2010 727,496 440,723 342,002 244,172 243,040 200,033 169,953 132,212 123,763 80,776

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