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Barometer Report Volume 9 2018

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10 The Winnipeg Barometer Report | Volume 9, 2018 Winnipeg Accommodation Tax At the end of 2017, the City of Winnipeg's five per cent accommodation tax revenue collection totaled $9.8 million. Between 2010 and 2017, revenues have grown 35 per cent. In 2018, January to May revenues totaled $3.8 million; down 1.4 per cent in a year-over-year comparison with 2017. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport In the first four months of 2018, overall passenger traffic grew 4.1 per cent over the same period in 2017 as a result of strong growth in domestic passenger volumes which were up 6.2 per cent. Trans-border and international passenger traffic both declined between January and April of 2018 compared to the same period last year. Winnipeg has seen an increase in air capacity and new pricing that helps visitors and travellers take advantage of these opportunities. In 2017, Air Canada and WestJet both announced they would start using larger planes out of Winnipeg on some routes. In 2018, WestJet's discount service, Swoop, started service out of Winnipeg to Abbotsford and Hamilton. Airport Passenger Traffic Enplaned & Deplaned Passenger Traffic January – April 2018 % Change from January – April 2017 Domestic 1,085,317 +6.2 Trans-Border 164,616 -0.02 International 138,415 -5.5 Total 1,388,348 +4.1 Source: Winnipeg Airport Authority City of Winnipeg Accommodation Tax Revenue Source: City of Winnipeg

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