Overseas travel by Canadians up 3.1% in May

Overseas travel by Canadians up 3.1% in May

OTTAWA — The number of trips made by Canadian residents to overseas countries in May increased 3.1% to 962,000 trips, according to Statistics Canada.

Total travel abroad by Canadian residents increased 1.5% from April to 4.9 million trips, primarily due to a 2.0% gain in same-day car trips by Canadians to the United States.

Travel to Canada, both from the United States and other countries, rose 2.5% to 2.3 million trips in May. Travel by residents of the United States to Canada increased 2.2%, primarily as a result of a 2.5% gain in overnight trips made by Americans.

Travel from overseas countries increased 3.6% to 462,000 trips. Travel from Germany and Brazil to Canada represented the largest percentage increases, both up 13.3% in May.

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