In 2022, tourism of Yukon witnesses strong return

 Saturday, October 1, 2022 


The tourism sector of Yukon is recuperating from the ill effects of pandemic, as per the recent data provided by territorial and federal levels of government.

The global marketing manager for the department of tourism of Yukon, Robin Anderson, said that the territory is coming back to its originality slowly, from a 97 per cent drop in visitor numbers in 2020.
He said that they’ve got a long way to go, however, they had a powerful return in 2022.

As per the data from the Yukon Bureau of Statistics, tourism accounted for 2.2 per cent of the gross domestic product of Yukon in 2020, while in 2018, tourism made up five per cent of the GDP.

The Tourism department, in a recent statement said that as restrictions to travel have got simplified the territory has witnessed an increase in visitor volumes over the previous two years.

At the six Yukon visitor information centres, around 200,000 visitors have registered between May to September, as per the data secured from the department. That compares to 69,000 visitors registered in 2021 summer months.

A record year for visitation across metrics was 2019 when 360,000 visitors registered at the centres.
For a better sense of what’s going on in regard to visitation, the tourism department is keeping an eye at the additional measures like the airport arrivals, overnight visitation, border crossings and hotel occupancy rates.

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