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Travel between Canada and other countries, November 2013

Released: 2014-01-21

Travel from the United States to Canada decreased in November while travel from Canada to the United States remained stable. At the same time, travel between Canada and overseas countries increased.

United States residents took 1.7 million trips to Canada in November, down 2.5% from October.

Overnight travel decreased 1.7%, led by a 2.7% decline in overnight plane travel. Same-day car travel from the United States was down 4.1% to 593,000 same-day car trips.

Canadian residents took 4.7 million trips to the United States in November, relatively unchanged from October.

While same-day car travel rose 1.3%, overnight travel to the United States declined 1.4%, led by a 2.6% decrease in overnight car trips. Canadian residents took 683,000 overnight air trips in November, up 2.2% from October and the highest figure recorded since record keeping began in 1972.

Travel to overseas countries continued to increase, as Canadian residents took 837,000 trips in November, up 2.2% from October.

Travel from overseas countries rose 3.2% in November to 404,000 trips.

The rise in travel from overseas countries was widespread, as 10 of the top 12 overseas markets recorded increases. The largest percentage increase was in travel from Mexico (+16.0%). The largest percentage decrease was in travel from France (-1.7%).

  Note to readers

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

The November 2013 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 29, no. 11 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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