Toronto draws most tourists in its history during 2014
If you felt like Toronto got a little more crowded over the past year, you're probably right: In addition to its steadily-growing population, the city saw its biggest-ever tourism season in 2014, a year that brought marquee events like World Pride to the city. Tourism Toronto has announced that the city saw 14.3 millon overnight visitors in 2014 up roughly 600,000 from 2013 (also a record-setting year).
Though U.S. tourism stayed strong (more than 2.3 million of those visitors were American), Toronto also saw its highest-ever visitation numbers from overseas (primarily China, while the U.K., India, Japan and Germany also contributed plenty of visitors). All of that added up to the highest hotel occupation rate in the country, at 71.4%.
Photo by Kamilla Gee in the blogTO Flickr pool.
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