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  • A guide
    March 21, 2012 - 05:42

    The real numbers of tourists flying in is easily calculated because most rent a car. Average 3 to a car and that is the number flying in. Count the out of province plates at the ferry gets the rest. Those coming to conventions are in a different category and should be counted separately The increase in "tourists" flying in every summer is just the increase in people flying to work in the summer and people coming home. Have car rentals kept increasing? If not then there is no increase in tourists. Too bad but that's the truth.

  • David
    March 19, 2012 - 20:35

    Tourism has already peaked in this province. It will take the government a few more years, at least one election, and millions of dollars in increased advertising with less than a zero impact to see it...and then another few years to admit it...but it's true.

  • Michael
    March 16, 2012 - 09:13

    Exponential means doubling with each interval. The tourism industry is no doubt doing well, and that's good, but it is not growing exponentially, as claimed.

    • Brett
      March 16, 2012 - 17:13

      1.001^5 go tourism growth!!! 500,000 people - but if you look at the numbers over the last 6 years, the figures are barely up 10%. Growth yes, and I'm sure the dollars spent per visit is may be higher, but really tourism in NL is paltry. Talk to me when we have enough tourism for tourism businesses to be open year round. Until then - people are just blowing hot air.

  • david kitchen
    March 16, 2012 - 08:24

    These numbers represent the total of all persons who came to the province last year. Crew changes on the gulf ferries, workers coming home on their time off, government employees who have been out of the province on business, everyone who left for holidays and returned and the list goes on . It raises the question "who is a tourist ? ". As for #500Million show the receipts and make it believable . The industry will never improve as long as this unproven trash keeps getting repeated.