November 23, 2020
At the Northwest Territories Tourism Conference in November, Leslie Dragon – Manager of Research and Planning for ITI’s Tourism and Parks Division shared key tourism statistics for the NWT for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
The report is based on indicators from April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020. Tourism in the Northwest Territories (NWT) experienced a decrease in the number of visitors and visitor spending driven by the COVID-19 pandemic which began affecting travel and tourism early in 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020 and border closures and travel restrictions followed shortly thereafter.here.