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Travel between Canada and other countries, May 2013

Released: 2013-07-18

Travel to Canada rose 2.4% in May to 2.1 million trips, led by an increase in trips from the United States.

Just over 1.7 million visitors came to Canada from the United States in the month, up 2.9% from April.

Same-day car trips from the United States to Canada rose 3.2% to 604,000.

Travel of one or more nights from the United States increased 2.5% to 999,000 trips. Travel by car was up 1.7% to 571,000 trips, while travel by plane increased 3.5% to 313,000 trips.

Travel to Canada by overseas travellers were unchanged at 393,000 in May compared with April. The United Kingdom, France and China remained the top three overseas markets for travel to Canada.

Canadians took 5.4 million trips abroad in May, up 0.4% from April.

Travel to the United States rose 0.6% in May to 4.6 million trips, while trips to destinations other than the United States declined 0.3% to 796,000.

Same-day car trips by Canadians to the United States increased 1.9% to 2.7 million trips.

Travel of one or more nights to the United States fell 1.1% to 1.9 million trips. Travel by car decreased 0.5% to 1.2 million trips, while travel by plane dropped 2.3% to 652,000 trips.

  Note to readers

Monthly data are seasonally adjusted. For more information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonal adjustment and identifying economic trends.

The May 2013 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 29, no. 5 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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