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.”