How Strong is the Vancouver Tourism Industry?
The city has developed a thriving tourism economy for both leisure and business travel. Since Expo 86 and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver has become a globally renowned city.
Pre-covid, the city attracted 11 million visitors per year. Primarily from other parts of Canada, the United States, China, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
In the pre-covid world, the city was annually hosting 280 cruise ships.
The Vancouver Airport (YVR) had 25.9 million passengers, in 2018, through its doors. The last 10 years, YVR, has ranked as the best airport in North America!
Of course the tourism industry has struggled as a result of Covid19 travel restrictions. Fortunately the province has done an amazing job flattening the curve. Which has been crucial for the recovery of the tourism economy.