According to this CBC story, overall travel to and from Canada has declined.
Statistics Canada reports that the number of trips to Canada overall in May was down 0.6 per cent. Americans traffic to Canada was down 0.5 per cent, while visits from overseas countries were down 0.8 per cent.
Depending on where you are located, tourism may or may not be an important factor for your operation.
Certainly, the opening of Cabot Links may increase the number of out-of-country visits to Cape Breton, while business trips may account for more rounds played in places such as Toronto or Vancouver.
Of course, golf operations in vacation destinations such as Alberta and British Columbia may benefit from increased summer traffic, but how much?
That’s what we’d like to hear from you through this week’s GNN Poll.
Do the decreasing number of trips to Canada even concern you?
Let us know by casting your vote below of on the GNN home page and, as always, be sure to expand your opinion on this matter in the Comments section below this blog.
What’s is the impact of tourism on your golf operation?
- No impact (32%)
- Minimal (32%)
- Significant (24%)
- Major impact (12%)