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Travel between Canada and other countries, April 2013

Released: 2013-06-19

Travel between Canada and the United States decreased in both directions in April, while travel between Canada and overseas countries increased.

US residents took 1.6 million trips to Canada in April, down 4.0% compared with March. Overnight travel fell 4.1% to 965,000 trips, led by a decrease in overnight car travel.

Canadian residents took 4.6 million trips to the United States in April, down 2.6% from March. This was mainly the result of fewer same-day car trips, while overnight travel to the United States remained stable compared with March.

Same-day car travel from Canada to the United States decreased 4.7% in April, while same-day car travel from the United States to Canada was down 4.6%.

While travel by Canadian residents to the United States declined, travel from Canada to overseas countries increased 2.7% from March to 798,000 trips.

Travel from overseas countries to Canada rose 0.6% in April to 394,000 trips.

In April, 7 of the top 12 overseas markets recorded increases in travel to Canada in April. The largest percentage gain was in travel from Hong Kong (+4.3%). The largest percentage decrease was in travel from Japan (-5.8%).

  Note to readers

Monthly data are seasonally adjusted. All seasonally adjusted data have been revised back to January 2012. Revisions have been made to some non-seasonally adjusted series for the third and fourth quarters of 2012. For more information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonal adjustment and identifying economic trends.

The April 2013 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 29, no. 4 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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