Fewer Americans coming to Canada

From the Niagara Falls Review:

Fewer Americans came to visit Canada in October than in September, while the number of Canadians travelling to the United States was up slightly the same month, according to new data from Statistics Canada.

Travel by U. S. residents to Canada fell 2.6% to 1.6 million in October, compared to the previous month. This was the first decline in four months, the agency reported this week.

Travel to the United States by Canadian residents edged up 0.1% to 3.3 million.

By contrast, travel to Canada from destinations other than the United States increased by 3.2% to 332,000 in October.

Travel to Canada by United Kingdom residents -Canada’s largest overseas market – increased by 15.3% to 62,000 trips. Trips to Canada from Germany and Australia also posted double-digit gains.

Two-way cross-border car traffic at Niagara Falls bridges has been steady, said Brent Gallaugher, of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

“Auto traffic is holding its own or is creeping up. We’re not in bad shape there,” said Gallaugher. “Trucking is down.”

3 thoughts on “Fewer Americans coming to Canada

  1. It must have been a problem with the plugin that sends the blog posts to twitter. The site was fine.
    I’m sure things are better now and that the tweets have stopped.

    Merry Christmas to you as well!

  2. I’m sure that Canada’s ill-fated eyesore, Fallsview Casino, is seeing business continue to decline. Of course, Falls Management Co. and OLGC keep insisting that “all is well” with the dirty casino industry in Niagara Falls, ON. What a pathetic joke they both are.

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