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Halifax’s Tourism Economy Lost $800,000 Million In 2020

HALIFAX—The full impact of Covid-19 on Halifax’s tourism economy came into clearer view today as Discover Halifax released key data on visitors to the city.

According to the destination marketing organization, visitors to Halifax dropped by more than 50 percent in 2020, with total overnight stays plunging from 1.897,933 in 2019 to 908,990 in 2021.

Traditional hotels were hit hard, selling only 636,408 rooms over the course of the year, compared to 1,464,039 in 2019.

Ross Jefferson, Discover Halifax’s president and CEO, says those numbers don’t even tell the whole story… [Read More]