Because the Easter holiday period moved from March in 2018 to April in 2019, total arrivals in March 2019 were down 4% YOY, 1Q2019 arrivals down 1%.
However, arrivals from some important international markets set new records in 1Q2019:
- China 131K arrivals +0.5%
- France 91K arrivals +6%
- Mexico 79K arrivals +8%
- India 43K arrivals +13%
But arrivals from some other key markets were down:
- UK 97K arrivals -12%
- Japan 43K arrivals -10%
- Germany 40K arrivals -14%
- Korea 33K arrivals -15%
Notice that except for neighboring USA, long-haul China is now Canada's #1 international market.