Arrivals from India to Canada were up in April 2019 to 27,000, an increase of +27% over the same period the previous year.
Over the first four months of 2019, Canada welcomed record high arrivals from India of 70,000, an +18% growth, hitting new record peaks for both periods.
Key highlights from first quarter 2019 early indicators highlight that of all the countries tracked, Indian travellers spent the highest share of their spend in the Greater Toronto Area, representing 23% ($12.2 million).
Second highest was Montréal (10.3%, $5.3 million) followed by Vancouver (9%, $4.9 million).
Global arrivals to Canada bounce back from the Easter effect in April
Overall as expected, the Easter holiday rebound in April 2019 offset the slight decline seen in March and helped to lift international overnight arrivals to Canada to a new peak in April 2019 (1.4 million, +19%) and over the first four months of 2019 (4.4 million, +4.4%).
The key travel period of Easter fell in late April in 2019, resulting in a predictable jump in arrivals from several markets.
Canada saw new monthly arrivals peaks from Mexico (46,000, +102%), China (40,000, +1.4%), France (40,000, +13%), and India (27,000, +27%). The same markets also set new arrivals records for the first four months of the year, as did Australia (71,000, +5%).