Looking at #Canada as a barometer, with flights capacity scheduled to triple in 2014, visits from Japan to Canada should further shift the overall international scene for North American #SEOs with travel and education clients. Year-to-date September 2013, overall arrivals from Canadian Tourism Commission’s Emerging and Transition markets grew 8.4% compared with last year. Among the best performers were China (+24.3%), Taiwan (+18.4%), Hong Kong (+8.1%) and South Korea (+4.9%). Whereas for the first nine months of 2013, arrivals from Western Europe , namely Germany (-2.2%), the UK (-1.2%), Spain (-3.5%) and Italy (-2%), remained below their 2012 levels, while France (+0.3%) came out barely ahead.
(Source: #StatisticsCanada and #CTC Infographic Tourism Snapshot, September 2013, @https://en-corporate.canada.travel/infographic/september-infographic)