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Date:Wed, 24 Jan 2001 12:12:35 - 0700 (EST)
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Subject:Canadian Travel to the United States Rebounds in 1999

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U.S. Department of Commerce

January 24, 2001

Canadian Travel to the United States Rebounds in 1999

Tourism Industries has just released the Canadian Travel to the United States 1999 Report. This report provides research data on the 14.1 million Canadian who came to the U.S. in 1999, a 5 percent increase from 1998.

Some of the highlights from the report on Canadian visitors to the United States include:

  • Canadian expenditures in 1999, for those staying one or more nights in the United States, totaled $8.3 billion. This represents a record year for expenditures, almost a 57 percent increase compared to 1998 and a 63 percent increase from 1994 level of $5.1 billion. Canadian receipts made up more than 8 percent of total international receipts in 1999.
  • The average length of time that Canadians spent in the United States in 1999 was 7.1 nights, slightly lower than 1998, at 7.4 nights.
  • Canadian travel to the U.S. is mostly concentrated in the Border States which, when combined with the states of Florida, California and Nevada, account for almost 90 percent of all one-or-more nights travel to this country.
  • More than half (60 percent) of all Canadians used automobile travel as their primary mode of transportation totaling 11.7 million arrivals in 1999, up 3 percent compared to the previous year. Air travel comprised 29 percent of total travel used by Canadians totaling 5.6 million arrivals last year.
  • Canadians are overwhelmingly visiting the United States for pleasure purposes. In the last five years, however, the trend has been for declining market share for vacation travel and increase in market share for business-related trips.
The report includes nine sections, including the forecast, and appendices of arrivals by category. The report may be obtained free of charge at http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/99canada/report99.pdf along with the appendices at: http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/99canada/appendices.pdf.

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