Tourism surveying underway right now should give Prince Edward Island businesses that rely on visitors an idea whether Canadians are still travelling to the province and spending cash during the pandemic.
Statistic Canada’s national tourism survey usually collects information from 36,000 people each month about their domestic and international travels.
However, surveying from March to June was put on hold due to many people being under COVID-19 lockdowns.
“This was not a typical year for surveying on the Canadian tourism sector,” Peter Kalhok, chief of the Canadian Centre for Tourism and Travel Statistics, told CBC’s Island Morning.
Statistics Canada restarted collecting travel information from Canadians in July — the same month the Atlantic bubble began.