A new report from the Conference Board of Canada predicts tourism in Edmonton will ‘recover’ in over night stays by two per cent next year. Low gas prices and a weak Canadian dollar will help boost travel.
Visits to the city are projected to decline 1.7 per cent in 2016 once the numbers are added up, however strong growth from the U.S. and overseas markets should help contribute to an increase in 2017.
Another factor in over all increases across the country will be people out celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.
The range of growth for Canadian cities is expected to be between two and five per cent growth. Edmonton is on the low end because of the sluggish economy.
(630 CHED News)