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Canada. Spending on tourism rises

Spending on tourism in Canada rose 1.5% in real terms in the third quarter, a fifth consecutive quarterly increase.

Canadians' spending on tourism in Canada continued to trend upward, while spending by international visitors rose following a second-quarter decline.

Tourism spending has fully recovered from the year-long downturn that began in the third quarter of 2008. It stood 2.6% higher in the third quarter than the level reached before the decline began.

Canadians spending more at home

Canadians' spending on tourism in Canada increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, advancing 1.6% from the second quarter.

A 3.8% gain in spending on passenger air transport, the largest component of tourism spending, was the main contributor to the increase in domestic demand. Spending on most other transport items, such as bus transportation and vehicle rentals, was down.

Canadians' spending on vehicle fuel and travel services increased notably.

Increased spending by international visitors in Canada

Spending by international visitors in Canada increased 1.3% in the third quarter, following a 0.4% decline in the second quarter. Travel from both the United States and overseas countries was up.

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