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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saint John Posts Tourism Gains In 2013

Despite a sluggish economy, tourism in Saint John didn't fare all that badly when compared to other cities in the Maritimes.

The money spent by visitors last year in Saint John reached an all-time high of more than 223 million dollars even though the total number of tourists went down to almost 1.6 million because fewer cruise ships made stops in the city. 

Hotel room sales went up by 5 per cent during the main tourism season while they were down by 2.7 per cent in the province overall. 

The number of visitors to attractions in the city rose by almost 4 per cent to 323 thousand.