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Travel between Canada and other countries, May 2015

Released: 2015-07-20

Travel abroad

4.9 million trips

May 2015

1.5% 

(monthly change)

Travel to Canada, both from the United States and other countries, rose 2.5% to 2.3 million trips in May. Travel by residents of the United States to Canada increased 2.2%, primarily as a result of a 2.5% gain in overnight trips made by Americans.

Travel from overseas countries increased 3.6% to 462,000 trips. Travel from Germany and Brazil to Canada represented the largest percentage increases, both up 13.3% in May.

In the other direction, travel abroad by Canadian residents increased 1.5% from April to 4.9 million trips, primarily due to a 2.0% gain in same-day car trips by Canadians to the United States.

The number of trips made by Canadian residents to overseas countries increased 3.1% to 962,000 trips.


  Note to readers

Monthly data are seasonally adjusted. For more information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonally adjusted data – Frequently asked questions.

Products

The May 2015 issue of International Travel: Advance Information, Vol. 31, 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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