Tourism Spending on Culture and Sport Products

Estimates of tourism spending on culture and sport products in Canada for 2010 to 2016 by domain and sub-domain were developed according to the concepts and definitions of the Canadian Culture Satellite Account (CSA) and the Canadian Tourism Satellite Account (TSA).

These estimates of tourism spending on culture and sport products are produced by finding the common components between (i.e. linking) the CSA and the TSA.

These estimates represent direct spending by tourists on culture and sport products since only spending directly by tourists is captured in the TSA.

Any culture products that are not purchased directly by a tourist are not captured in these estimates. For example, tourists do not directly purchase some culture products, such as advertising or design services, but rather they consume the downstream products that these services support.

Additionally, tourism spending on non-culture and non-sport products that may occur from culture or sport activities is not included. For example, if a tourist decides to travel to see a play, only the cost of the admission to the live performance will be captured. Any other tourism spending, such as transportation and accommodation services, are not included. As such, this analysis does not quantify tourism spending that culture may generate for other tourism products such as transportation and accommodation.

Estimates of tourism spending on culture and sport products complement the CSA by providing additional information regarding the demand (e.g. spending by tourists) for culture and sport products in Canada. The data also provides supplementary detail about the types of products that tourists demand.

Estimates of tourism spending in the TSA and thus estimates of tourism spending on culture and sport products are valued at purchaser prices. This represents the final amount paid by the purchaser and will therefore include any taxes and margins. The CSA is compiled and disseminated using basic prices which is the amount receivable by the producer and exclude any taxes and margins. Therefore, attention must be taken if attempting to compare estimates of tourism spending with culture or sport output from the CSA. Further analysis can be performed in order to separate taxes and margins.

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