Published on : Thursday, November 30, 2017
As per the 2017 Summer Travel Snapshot published today by Visa Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada or TIAC, International Visa cardholders from May to September of this year have spent $4.4 USD billion in Canada. The report emphasizes a 12.1% growth over what visitors had spent last year, with the United States once again turning out to be the top spender, followed by China and France respectively.
Few quick facts from the 2017 Summer Travel Snapshot:
To quote Stacey Madge, Country Manager and President, Visa Canada, “Visa Canada is pleased to once again partner with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada to present the annual Summer Travel Snapshot. As Canada sees an increase in international visitors, we will continue to deliver innovations that provide travelers’ with safe and seamless new ways to pay. Whether they are shopping in store, online or on-the go, Canadians traveling abroad and visitors to our country can count on Visa’s fast, convenient and secure payment experience.”
“The Travel Snapshot provides invaluable insights tourism businesses are able to capitalize on, as visitor spending patterns and impact from market trends are reflected in the numbers” said Charlotte Bell, President and CEO, TIAC. “With 2018 forecasting even higher numbers of expected inbound travel, this report aligns with the path TIAC has set for companies across Canada to be ready to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive international visitor market.”
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