Table 10-1 Passenger Travel Between North America and the Rest of the World by Mode of Transportation

Table 10-1
Passenger Travel Between North America and the Rest of the World by Mode of Transportation

(Thousands of visitors)

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  1990 1995 1996
Canada      
Travel to Canada (nonresident visitors)      
All modes 3,185 4,257 4,697
Air 2,154 2,918 3,215
Land 992 1,299 1,432
Water 39 41 50
Travel From Canada (Canadian resident reentries)      
All modes 3,153 3,543 3,672
Air 3,139 3,531 3,665
Land 2 NS NS
Water 11 12 7
Mexico      
Travel to Mexico (nonresident visitors)      
All modes 560 931 822
Air 410 719 723
Land 91 105 99
Water 59 107 U
Travel From Mexico (Mexican residents)      
All modes 300 249 307
Air 296 246 304
Land 4 3 3
Water U U U
United States      
Travel to the United States (nonresident visitors)      
All modes N N N
Air 15,059 20,639 22,658
Land N N N
Water N N N
Travel From the United States (U.S. residents)      
All modes N N N
Air 15,990 19,059 19,786
Land N N N
Water N N N

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent. NS = Not significant. U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES

All Countries

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. data in this table do not include international travel within North America. Data in this table are based on the travelers country of residency.

Canada

Travel to Canada: Represents nonresident visitors to Canada, excluding residents of the United States and Mexico.

Travel from Canada: Data are based on Canadian resident reentry data. Canadian resident reentry data represent Canadian residents returning from international destinations, other than the United States or Mexico. The reentry of Canadian residents to Canada may be made directly from an overseas country or via the United States. Canadian resident reentry data are similar but not exactly comparable with U.S. resident departure data. This is because Canadian residents may not necessarily leave and return by the same modes of transportation, and because Canadian residents could depart Canada in one calendar year and return in another.

Mexico

Travel to Mexico: Represents nonresident visitors to Mexico, excluding residents of Canada and the United States.

Travel from Mexico: Represents Mexican residents departing for international destinations other than Canada or the United States.

United States

Travel to the United States: Represents nonresident visitors to the United States, excluding residents of Canada and Mexico.

Travel from the United States: Represents U.S. residents departing for international destinations other than Canada or Mexico.

SOURCES

Canada

Statistics Canada. International Travel, Travel between Canada and other countries (Touriscope), Catalogue No. 66-201-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: various years).

Statistics Canada. Special tabulations. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Mexico

Banco de México. Dirección General de Investigación Económica. Dirección de Medición Económica. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1999).

United States

U.S. Department of Commerce. International Trade Administration. Tourism Industries Office. Summary of International Travelers to the U.S. and 1996 Outbound Travel. (Washington, DC: 1997).