Indian travellers visited Canada in record numbers in 2017 with 254,000 arrivals. With an increase of 18% over 2016 arrivals, India saw the strongest growth recorded from our Asia-Pacific markets.
Indian tourists spend on average close to $1,500 per trip to Canada. Already the most common trip purpose for Indian travellers to Canada, trips to visit friends and family in 2017 were up an estimated 45% over 2016.
Compared to our other markets, Indian travellers are more likely to visit Canada in the spring shoulder months of May and June.
Visitors to Canada travel to Ontario and British Columbia most often, with Niagara Falls, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria being the most visited destinations. Alberta also saw increased visitation from Indian travellers in 2017, with the Rocky Mountains being the biggest draw.
Global Tourism Watch
Consumer-based intelligence and key strategic considerations for the tourism market in India from our annual Global Tourism Watch study in 2016.
A comprehensive report providing in-depth insights into the tourism market in India and recommendations for marketing.
A brief, at-a-glance summary of key facts on travellers from India.
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The 2016 Canada travel guide is a localized magazine produced for the Indian market. It has been distributed to key Indian trade and media to stimulate travel to Canada.
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