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Travel between Canada and other countries, July 2013

Released: 2013-09-18

Travel from Canada to the United States decreased in July, predominantly as a result of fewer overnight trips.

Canadian residents took 4.7 million trips to the United States in July, down 2.1% from June. Overnight travel registered the largest decrease with a 3.6% decline. Overnight car travel (-5.5%) posted the largest drop, while overnight plane travel decreased 0.1%.

Same-day car trips from Canada to the United States also decreased in July (-0.9%).

Travel from Canada to overseas countries increased 0.8% from June to 798,000 trips.

In the opposite direction, travel to Canada from the United States was unchanged at 1.7 million trips in July.

Overall, overnight travel from the United States decreased 0.2% in July. Despite this decline, overnight plane travel continued its upward trend and rose 1.8% to 321,000 trips.

US residents also took 599,000 same-day car trips to Canada.

Travel from overseas countries to Canada was down 0.8% from June with 6 of the top 12 overseas markets recording decreases in travel. The largest percentage decrease was in travel from Mexico (-5.8%). The largest percentage increase was in travel from Switzerland (+2.9%).

  Note to readers

Monthly data are seasonally adjusted. All seasonally adjusted data have been revised back to January 2012. For more information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonal adjustment and identifying economic trends.

The July 2013 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 29, no. 7 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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