U.S. travel to Canada on the rise

And Canadian residents made 3.8 million trips to the United States in February, up 1.3 per cent from January

Mario ToneguzziU.S. residents made two million trips to Canada in February, up 0.4 per cent from January. Growth was led by an increase in trips by plane, says Statistics Canada.

The federal agency reported on Friday that the number of overnight trips to Canada by plane taken by U.S. residents rose two per cent from January to 428,000 in February. Same-day car trips to Canada by U.S. residents declined 0.6 per cent to 658,000, while overnight car trips increased 1.3 per cent to 673,000.

“Canada saw 599,000 residents from overseas countries (countries other than the United States) in February, up 2.9 per cent from January,” said StatsCan.

“Canadian residents made 3.8 million trips to the United States in February, up 1.3 per cent from January. Overnight trips by plane to the United States rose 1.0 per cent from January to 733,000 in February. Canadian residents took 2.0 million same-day car trips (+2.6 per cent) and 948,000 overnight car trips (-1.0 per cent.).”

Just under 1.1 million Canadian residents returned from overseas countries in February, a 4.7 per cent increase from January, added the report.

Respected business writer Mario Toneguzzi is a veteran Calgary-based journalist who worked for 35 years for the Calgary Herald in various capacities, including 12 years as a senior business writer.


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