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Thursday March 29, 2018
Tourism spending by Canadians decreases
Tourism spending by Canadians in Canada decreased 1.0% in the fourth quarter, after a 1.8% increase in the previous quarter.
The decline in spending was broadly distributed across tourism goods and services. Accommodation (-2.1%), air passenger transport (-0.8%), vehicle fuel (-1.4%), pre-trip expenditures, such as luggage and motor homes (-2.7%), and food and beverage services (-1.0%) all contributed to the decline.
Overall growth in household spending on tourism-related services such as transport, food and beverage, and accommodation all slowed in the fourth quarter, contributing to lower domestic tourism demand.
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