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    Americans a tough crowd to draw

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It was a year to forget for the Niagara Parks Commission.

    The provincial agency saw a dramatic decline in foreign visitation in 2009.

    Whether it was H1N1, which literally stopped international travel for a period of time, the coolest and wettest summer since 1992, rising fuel prices, or the rception of traffic delays at the border, the parks commission had a rough 12 months.

    From May through November, Niagara saw a sharp drop in cross-border travel from the United States.

    A 23.6% decline in June resulted in a 13% drop in revenues from U.S. customers in that month alone, said Joel Noden, an executive director with the parks commission.

    For the whole year, U.S. border crossings were down, on average, 12.1% — 16.1% for same-day crossings, 7.7% for overnight trips.

    He said the launch of passport requirements in June also hurt border travel last year.

    U.S. travel tumbles as Canadians make fewer trips abroad in June: StatsCan

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    From the Canadian Press (via Google News):

    Travel between Canada and other countries decreased in June, led by a decline in trips between Canada and the United States…

    StatsCan reports the decrease in travel abroad was the result of 9.6 per cent fewer trips to the United States in June…

    Canadians took 1.4 million overnight trips to the United States in June, down 4.9 per cent from May…

    Travel from the United States to Canada decreased 15.6 per cent to 1.6 million trips…

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