Travel between Canada and other countries, April 2014
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Travel between Canada and other countries increased in both directions in April. Travel by Canadian residents abroad was up 1.1% and travel to Canada from other countries rose 1.8%.
Canadian residents took 4.5 million trips to the United States in April, up 0.8% from March. This was the first increase since November 2013, largely because of a 1.6% rise in same-day car trips and a 2.5% gain in overnight car trips to the United States. However, these increases were offset by a 3.7% decrease in overnight plane travel.
Canadian residents took 842,000 trips to countries other than the United States, up 2.5% and the highest level since record keeping began in 1972.
In the other direction, United States residents made 1.7 million trips to Canada, up 1.8% from March. Same-day car trips rose 2.1%. Overnight car (+1.6%) and plane travel (+2.9%) also increased.
Residents from overseas countries made 411,000 trips to Canada in April.
There were increases in trips from 8 of the top 12 countries of origin for overseas visitors to Canada. The largest percentage increase was in travel from South Korea (+11.4%) followed by India (+11.1%). Hong Kong (-18.1%) and France (-5.4%) posted the largest declines in travel to Canada.
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