Market Background

Canada welcomed 349,000 visitors from Australia in 2018, just short of the record arrivals peak in 2017. Direct air arrivals continued to grow (+6% over 2017), supported by expanded air capacity (+12%) resulting from new direct Air Canada flights between Melbourne and Vancouver.

Australian travellers typically travel to Canada between May and August, but report high interest in visiting Canada between July and October.

Australian tourists spend on average just over $2,400 per trip, staying for an estimated 18 nights on average. Top activities Australian leisure travellers want to do while on holiday include sampling local food and drink, immersing themselves in nature, seeing sites of historical significance and visiting city-based attractions such as city green spaces, art galleries and museums.

One in four Australians visiting Canada on their most recent long-haul leisure trip booked an organized group travel package via a travel agent or tour operator in-person.

Market Reports

Global Tourism Watch

Consumer-based intelligence and key strategic considerations for the tourism market in Australia from our annual Global Tourism Watch study in 2021.

Global Tourism Watch

Market Highlights

A brief, at-a-glance summary of key facts on travellers from Australia.

Market Highlights

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Contacts & Events
Julie King and Associates
Paramount House, Upper Ground
55 Brisbane St, Surry Hills
Sydney, New South Wales, 2010
Julie King
Managing Director
T +61 428 026 093
Philippa Macken
Account Director, Media
T +61 421 314 700
Nathan McLoughlin
Account Director, Travel Trade
T +61 407 897 814


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