By Peter KielyPublished May 09, 2018 11:00:16It may not be a glamorous, glamorous industry, but Canadian tourism has been growing steadily for decades.
The number of visitors to the country each year has increased by more than 5 million since 2000.
Canadian tourists spend more than $1 billion in the country annually, according to the Tourism Industry Council of Canada.
It’s not just the tourist industry that’s growing.
The Canadian economy has also been booming, with Canada’s GDP growing by nearly 20 per cent between 2007 and 2016.
But what’s driving the growth in tourism?
The answer is a complicated mix of factors.
While the majority of tourism revenue comes from the sale of tickets and accommodation, it also comes from both commercial and social media.
This year, Canadian travelers spent nearly $4 billion on social media content.
Tourism is also growing in tandem with a number of social trends.
Canada’s birth rate is currently the lowest in the world and tourism accounts for only 5 per cent of Canadian GDP.
As a result, the growth of Canadian tourism could be tied to a number one factor: social media engagement.
For tourism, social media is key.
For a business, social marketing is the best way to reach potential customers and make them feel connected to the brand.
And it can also be a huge part of a successful business, particularly if you want to keep a visitor coming back.
In the US, social networking is considered the number one marketing tool.
And for some businesses, social, and online marketing is critical.
But for many, social is just a means to an end.
“We have to think about what it’s going to do for us,” says Scott Bovey, CEO of Tourism Canada.
“It’s a way to get us to where we want to be.”
Social media is the number 1 marketing toolIn the US and Europe, social has become a dominant marketing tool in the tourism industry.
As recently as 2013, there were just three countries where social media was the primary marketing tool for tourism.
These days, there are many countries where the use of social media has exploded.
In 2017, Canada had nearly half of all tourist arrivals in the US on social platforms, according for the Tourism Institute.
And the growth has been so fast that social media marketing alone was responsible for $2.4 billion in US economic activity in 2017, according the US Census Bureau.
In Canada, the total economic impact from social media in 2017 was nearly $2 billion.
The popularity of social is also driving a shift in the way people interact with visitors.
In Europe, many countries have seen a resurgence in the number of people coming to the tourist destinations, particularly the United States, Canada, and Japan.
While many countries are beginning to look at ways to increase social interaction in their tourism, in Canada, tourism has always been a way of connecting people and helping them experience the country.
In the past, Canada’s economy has been dependent on tourism to support its economy.
The country has a large amount of natural resources, but its main source of revenue comes through tourism.
Tourism has always played a big part in the economy and has been integral to the overall economy.
But, now the economic future is looking up.
“The economic future in Canada is very bright,” says Boveys CEO.
“People want to go out and experience the world.
And tourism is the ticket.”
It is important to note that social is not necessarily synonymous with a positive experience.
Boveies CEO says social media can be a way for companies to increase engagement with their visitors.
But it is also an important part of the marketing strategy.
“Social media isn’t always a positive and positive way of communicating with people,” says James.
“But we have to consider the impact it can have on the people that are interacting with us.”
In Canada, social isn’t synonymous with positive experiencesBut the benefits of social can outweigh the negatives.
In addition to attracting a larger audience, social channels can also bring in new fans.
People who are on social networks are more likely to share their personal stories and photos.
“As a company, if you’re going to be a positive social presence, you need to be careful not to do things that are going to attract negative attention,” says Lisa Krieger, Marketing Manager of Destination Canada.
If people feel like they’re being ignored, it can lead to negative behaviour.
“And that can cause the negativity of the audience to start forming,” says Kriegers.
Social is just one aspect of marketing that is critical to making sure that a business can thrive in the future.
While social media may not always be the best marketing tool, it is a great way to attract new customers.
And if you have a successful marketing strategy, you can increase the revenue of your company with social media too.
“If you’ve got a good social media strategy, people will want to come