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Travel between Canada and other countries, October 2014

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Released: 2014-12-17

In October, travel to Canada rose 0.7% from September, led by an increase in trips from the United States.

Same-day car trips from the United States grew 1.6% to 611,000 trips, accounting for much of the increase.

Overseas residents made 449,000 trips to Canada in October, up 0.3% compared with September. This was the 10th monthly increase in 12 months.

In October, 5 of the top 12 overseas markets recorded increases in travel to Canada. The largest percentage gain in travel was posted by residents of South Korea (+9.1%). The United Kingdom, France and China remained the top three overseas markets for travel to Canada.

In the other direction, trips made by Canadian residents abroad were down 0.4%, mainly because of a 2.2% decrease in same-day car trips to the United States.

Canadian residents made 905,000 trips to overseas countries, a rise of 1.0% and the eighth monthly increase in 12 months.

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

Overseas markets refer to countries other than the United States.

The October 2014 issue of International Travel, Advance Information, Vol. 30, no. 10 (Catalogue number66-001-P), is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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