March 23, 2018 9:26 am

Province says Nova Scotia had record number of tourists in 2017

The Bluenose II sits in Halifax harbour as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

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Nova Scotia says a record number of tourists came to the province last year.

The Tourism Department says 2.4 million people visited Nova Scotia, an increase of nine per cent over the previous year.

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It says the figures make 2017 its best year in history.

The department estimates visitors spent $2.7 billion in the province.

Visitation by road was up seven per cent, while visitation by air increased 13 per cent.

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