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Travel abroad by Canadians up

Travel abroad by Canadians reached 4.7 million in November, an increase of 2.3% compared with October. In the other direction, travel by foreign residents to Canada decreased 2.3% to 2.0 million.

Overnight travel by Canadians to the United States rose 3.2% in November. Overnight car travel was up a sharp 6.2% to 1.1 million trips. Overnight travel by airplane declined 1.2%.

Canadian residents took 785,000 trips to overseas countries in November, up 2.5% compared with the previous month.

In the other direction, decreases were registered in travel from both the United States and overseas countries.

The number of trips by American residents to Canada decreased 2.1% to 1.7 million. The largest decrease was in same-day car travel by US residents, which was down 4.3% compared with October. Overnight travel by American residents to Canada declined 0.7% in November to 1.0 million trips.

Overseas residents took 357,000 overnight trips to Canada in November, down 3.2% compared with October.

Travel to Canada by residents of 8 of the top 12 overseas markets declined in November. Among the top overseas markets, Japan (-13.6%) and Germany (-11.2%) recorded the largest declines in November. Travel by residents of Hong Kong rose 10.6%, the largest increase among the top overseas markets.

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