Cat ferry numbers up

Paul and Val Stackhouse, the owners of the Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal say that the coming season looks promising, with advance bookings on the Cat ferry in Yarmouth up five-fold over last year.

Tourism revenues are estimated to be up from $2 billion in 2010 to $2.6 billion in 2016 and the goal is $4 billion by 2024.

The 2016 provincial tax revenue is estimated at $168 million, according to the Annapolis County Spectator.