While Quebec reported record tourism activity in 2018, this year’s summer marks a drop in the numbers of about 1.6%.
After five consecutive years of growth, tourism in Quebec is experiencing its first downturn this year.
According to the latest figures from the Tourism Board, attendance at restaurants in the capital fell by 4.3% between June and September 2019 compared to the same period during the previous summer. The number of transactions in stores decreased by 2.6%.
The number of hotel rooms rented in the region remained stable, but the total hoteliers’ revenue increased by almost 1%.
Accommodation facilities with less than 200 rooms saw a 1.6% increase in the number of rooms rented in comparison to the summer of 2018.
The Tourism Board points out that the occupancy rate for Quebec hotels is the second largest in Canada, second only to Vancouver.