With the September tourism figures now in, the province says it looks like 2018 will be a fifth straight record year.
The department is projecting 1.58 million visitors to the province in 2018, spending about $486 million. It is likely the province will exceed the one million overnight stays for the second year in a row despite small declines in overnight stays through September compared to 2017.
Year-to-date through September, traffic is up on the Confederation Bridge and at Northumberland Ferries, with a slight decrease at Charlottetown Airport from what was a record 2017.
There was a 10.4 per cent increase in cruise ships, and 0.5 per cent increase in non-member golf rounds.