American tourism on the rise in our region
Published Friday, July 21, 2017 7:11PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 21, 2017 7:50PM EDT
Business owners at the Blue Mountains say more Americans are flocking to our region to vacation.
“They stay three or four days, which is the trend,” says Sunet Grill owner Bruce Melhuish. “They are in and out, family has a great time, and if you are American you get 76 cents on the dollar.”
According to the Ministry of Tourism the number of visitors from the US rose almost 12 per cent in the first quarter of 2017.
Blue Mountain's director of marketing Mark Rich, says a lower looney is an incentive for Americans to visit, and for Canadians to stay.
“Sales have been very strong and continue to be strong,” he says.
According to Stats Canada, The number of Americans coming to the region reached an all-time high in May.