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  Nova Scotia's fall tourism shoulder season (September and
  October), continues to attract visitors. Tourism Nova
  Scotia's monthly report, Tourism Insights, shows an increase
  of four per cent in out-of province road traffic entering
  the province. Compared to last September, Canadian and U.S.
  road visitors increased by 4,600, and 1,000 respectively.
  "These numbers reflect the strengthening of the shoulder
  season," said Economic Renewal Minister Robbie Harrison.
  "After the peak months of July and August, it's wonderful to
  see the autumn visitor traffic increasing the impact of
  tourism on the provincial economy."
  The number of visitors arriving by motorcoach also rose by
  18 per cent. This month, for the first time, the visitor
  entry count includes the Northumberland Ferry entry point at
  Wood Islands/Caribou.
  The future of the tourism looks increasingly bright
  according to the Canadian Travel Research Institute. The
  institute recently predicted a sizeable increase in Canadian
  tourism for 1996, due in large part to the positive
  influence of the value of the Canadian dollar, the falling
  unemployment rate and the rise in real disposable incomes.
  The institute also forecasts that pleasure travellers and
  international visitors will increase in 1996 by over three
  per cent and over five per cent respectively. Traditionally
  these groups are Nova Scotia's highest spenders. Combined
  with an expected strong growth in domestic travel, 1996 is
  setting itself up to be a strong year for tourism.
  "This week Nova Scotia is recognising small business the
  backbone of community economic development throughout the
  province," said Mr. Harrison. "Tourism and hospitality
  related businesses serve communities with the warmth and
  professionalism that contribute to the pride Nova Scotians
  feel toward our province. Natural beauty combined with
  quality service and the dedication of tourism operators keep
  visitors coming to our province in ever-increasing numbers."
  Contact: Steve Warburton  902-424-6810
  trp                      Oct. 27, 1995