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Travel between Canada and other countries, September 2014

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Released: 2014-11-18

Travel to Canada by US residents increased in September compared with the previous month, mainly as a result of more overnight trips.

United States residents took 1.7 million trips to Canada, up 2.6% compared with August.

Overnight trips from the United States rose 3.4% to 1.0 million in September, with increases in all transportation modes.

Same-day car travel by US residents rose 0.9% to 599,000 trips.

At the same time, residents of overseas countries made 448,000 trips to Canada in September, down 1.8% from August.

In September, 6 of the top 12 overseas markets recorded decreases in travel to Canada. The largest percentage decline was in travel by residents of Brazil (-20.9%). The largest percentage increase was in travel by residents of Hong Kong (+8.3%).

In the other direction, Canadian residents made 5.3 million trips abroad in September, down 0.3% from August.

Of these trips, 4.4 million were made to the United States, a 0.5% decline. This was largely attributable to fewer overnight trips.

While travel by Canadian residents to the United States declined, travel to overseas countries increased 1.1% to 895,000 trips.

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

The September 2014 issue of International Travel, Advance Information, Vol. 30, no. 9 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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