Table 5 Overnight Travel Between the United States, Canada, and Mexico by Mode of Transportation: 1990, 1995, and 2000

Table 5
Overnight Travel Between the United States, Canada, and Mexico by Mode of Transportation: 1990, 1995, and 2000

(Millions of trips)

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  1990 1995 2000 Percentage change, 1990-2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
OVERNIGHT TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES              
Canadian residents 17,262 100.0 14,663 100.0 14,648 100.0 -15.1
Air 4,039 23.4 3,802 25.9 5,354 36.6 32.6
Land              
Motor vehicles 12,770 74.0 10,338 70.5 8,694 59.4 -31.9
Personal vehicles 12,164 70.5 9,686 66.1 7,966 54.4 -34.5
Intercity and charter buses 606 3.5 652 4.4 728 5.0 20.1
Intercity rail 36 0.2 34 0.2 42 0.3 16.7
Other1 416 2.4 489 3.3 558 3.8 34.1
Mexican residents 7,040 100.0 8,189 100.0 10,604 100.0 50.6
Air 959 13.6 796 9.7 1,456 13.7 51.8
Land 6,081 86.4 7,393 90.3 9,148 86.3 50.4
OVERNIGHT TRAVEL FROM THE UNITED STATES              
U.S. residents to Canada 12,252 100.0 13,005 100.0 15,225 100.0 24.3
Air 2,372 19.4 2,769 21.3 3,872 25.4 63.2
Land              
Motor vehicles 9,103 74.3 9,451 72.7 10,256 67.4 12.7
Personal vehicles 8,381 68.4 8,702 66.9 9,458 62.1 12.9
Intercity and charter buses 722 5.9 749 5.8 798 5.2 10.5
Intercity rail N N 72 0.6 108 0.7 N
Other1 778 6.3 713 5.5 989 6.5 27.1
U.S. residents to Mexico 16,377 100.0 19,221 100.0 19,379 100.0 18.3
Air 3,635 22.2 4,741 24.7 6,710 34.6 84.6
Land 12,742 77.8 14,480 75.3 12,669 65.4 -0.6

1 Includes boaters, pedestrians and cyclists.

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent.

NOTE: U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico overnight travel data presented in this table are from Canadian and Mexican government agencies. These agencies make adjustments and revisions to their data at the modal level. Because of this, the overall overnight totals in this table will differ from those in table 1. Table 1 data are from the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Tourism Industries, and are not adjusted at the modal level.

SOURCES: Statistics Canada, International Travel: Travel Between Canada and Other Countries (Touriscope),Catalogue No. 66-201-XPB. (Ottawa, Ontario: Various years).

Banco de México, Dirección General de Investigación Económica, Dirección de Medición Económica, 1999 and 2001.