Tourism Industries Canadian Travel to the U.S. and Forecast - Chart #27
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The bottom line is that the Canadian market is critical to the U.S. In 1998, the decline was more intense than we have experienced since 1994 (down 13%). The share is decreasing. But as this chart shows, the receipts declined at a lesser rate, 7%, than the arrivals. Canada represents 8 percent of our total receipts. The air travelers, in particular, are the higher spending segment. This year the average length of stay for a Canadian visitor dropped by nearly 2 days. It behooves the states now to buoy up their efforts to woo the Canadians back to the U.S. Their long haul travel is still up, we're just losing our share of the pie. We need to change that tide!
Chart #27 The Bottom Line: Arrivals and Receipts

The Bottom Line: Arrivals and Receipts

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