2019 Thompson Okanagan Year in Review

Read the Summary Report Here: 2018-2019 Thompson Okanagan Visitation Summary

Read the full report here: Thompson Okanagan – 2019 Year in Review

Spring Visitor Highlights

  • Throughout Spring 2018 the Thompson Okanagan saw an average of 424,600 Domestic Unique Visitation per month. During the same time period in 2019 the Region saw an average of 349,700 Domestic Unique Visitation per month, a decrease of 18% season over season, year over year.
  • The decrease is consistent across all Provinces, with the exception of the Northwest Territories, up 22% and Prince Edward Island, up 3% when comparing average monthly visitation in Spring 2018 and 2019.
  • Note: there was no ranking average seasonal visitation from Nunavut in Spring 2018 or Spring 2019.
  • Throughout Spring 2018 the Thompson Okanagan saw an average of 61,400 International Unique Visitation per month. During the same time period in 2019 the Region saw an average of 80,600 International Unique Visitation per month, an increase of 31% season over season, year over year.
  • The increase is consistent across the top countries, with the exception of Australia, down 3% when comparing average monthly visitation in Spring 2018 and 2019.

Summer Visitor Highlights

  • Throughout Summer 2018 the Thompson Okanagan saw an average of 543,700 Domestic Unique Visitation per month. During the same time period in 2019 the Region saw an average of 730,300 Domestic Unique Visitation per month, an increase of 34% season over season, year over year.
  • The increase is consistent across all Provinces when comparing average monthly visitation in Summer 2018 and 2019.
  • Note: there was no ranking average seasonal visitation from Nunavut in Summer 2018 or Summer 2019.
  • Throughout Summer 2018 the Thompson Okanagan saw an average of 162,300 International Unique Visitation per month. During the same time period in 2019 the Region saw an average of 174,500 International Unique Visitation per month, an increase of 8% season over season, year over year.
  • The increase is consistent in the United States and the United Kingdom. Australia and Mexico both decreased by 18% and China decreased by 10% comparing average monthly visitation in Summer 2018 and 2019.

Fall Visitor Highlights

  • Throughout Fall 2018 the Thompson Okanagan saw an average of 272,600 Domestic Unique Visitation per month. During the same time period in 2019 the Region saw an average of 418,500 Domestic Unique Visitation per month, an increase of 54% season over season, year over year.
  • The increase is consistent across all Provinces, with the exception of Manitoba, down 35% and Prince Edward Island, down 6% when comparing average monthly visitation in Fall 2018 and 2019.
  • Note: there was no ranking average seasonal visitation from Nunavut in Fall 2018, resulting in a total increase for Fall 2019.
  • Throughout Fall 2018 the Thompson Okanagan saw an average of 89,300 International Unique Visitation per month. During the same time period in 2019 the Region saw an average of 97,700 International Unique Visitation per month, an increase of 9% season over season, year over year.
  • The increase is consistent for the United States and the United Kingdom. Australia and Mexico decreased by 12% and 7% respectively. China decreased by 24% comparing average monthly visitation in Fall 2018 and 2019.

Winter Visitor Highlights

  • Throughout Winter 2018 the Thompson Okanagan saw an average of 263,300 Domestic Unique Visitation per month. During the same time period in 2019 the Region saw an average of 251,700 Domestic Unique Visitation per month, a decrease of 4% season over season, year over year.
  • The decrease is consistent for the following provinces: Newfoundland, down 9%, Alberta, down 7%, BC, down 5%, the Yukon, down 4% and Ontario, down 0.2% when comparing average monthly visitation in Winter 2018 and 2019.
  • Note: there was no ranking average seasonal visitation from Nunavut in Winter 2018 or Winter 2019.
  • Throughout Winter 2018 the Thompson Okanagan saw an average of 53,500 International Unique Visitation per month. During the same time period in 2019 the Region saw an average of 64,300 International Unique Visitation per month, an increase of 20% season over season, year over year.
  • The increase is consistent across the top 5 countries when comparing average monthly visitation in Winter 2018 and 2019.

Note: ALL counts exclude residents of the Thompson Okanagan Region.

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Sources: TELUS InsightsEnvironics Analytics

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  • De-Identification of data meaning it cannot be traced back to an individual.
  • Aggregation of data into large data pools ensuring privacy is fully protected at all times.
  • Data extrapolation to be representative of the total Canadian Population.
  • By de-identifying and aggregating the data, it is possible to preform geographic and movement analysis, while respecting privacy.

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  • All the data analyzed by TELUS Insights is de-identified, meaning it cannot be traced back to an individual.
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Simone Carlysle-Smith, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, Managing Director for Symphony Tourism Services
sts@totabc.com
778-721-5448

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