Table 3.1 Overnight Travel Between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico by Transportation Mode: 2000–2004

Table 3.1
Overnight Travel Between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico by Transportation Mode: 2000–2004

(Thousands of visits)

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  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Percentage change, 2000-2004
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
OVERNIGHT TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES                      
Canadian residents 14,666 100 13,527 100 13,024 100 12,665 100 13,856 100.0 –5.5
Air 5,372 36.7 4,655 35 4,181 32.2 4,173 33 4,583 33.1 –14.7
Land                      
Motor vehicles 8,695 59.5 8,222 61 8,239 63.4 7,952 62.9 8,691 62.7 –0.0
Personal vehicles 7,967 54.5 7,593 56 7,691 59.2 7,495 59.3 8,129 58.7 2.0
Intercity and charter buses 728 5 629 5 548 4.2 457 3.6 562 4.1 –22.8
Intercity rail 42 0.3 42 0 36 0.3 28 0.2 24 0.2 –42.9
Other1 557 3.8 608 5 568 4.4 512 4.1 558 4.0 0.2
Mexican residents2 10,596 100 11,567 100 11,440 100 10,526 100 11,907 100.0 12.4
Air 1,456 13.7 1,531 13.2 1,536 13.4 1,555 14.8 1,771 14.9 21.6
Land 9,140 86.3 10,036 86.8 9,904 86.6 8,970 85.2 10,136 85.1 10.9
OVERNIGHT TRAVEL FROM THE UNITED STATES                      
U.S. residents to Canada 15,188 100 15,570 100 16,168 100 14,232 100 15,087 100.0 –0.66
Air 3,835 25.4 3,782 24 3,790 23.6 3,502 24.8 3,932 26.1 2.5
Land                      
Motor vehicles 10,256 68 10,598 69 11,268 70.2 9,596 67.9 9,907 65.7 –3.4
Personal vehicles 9,458 62.7 9,889 64 10,607 66 9,120 64.5 9,409 62.4 –0.5
Intercity and charter buses 798 5.3 709 5 661 4.1 476 3.4 498 3.3 –37.6
Intercity rail 108 0.7 117 1 108 0.7 102 0.7 97 0.6 –10.2
Other1 989 6.6 1,073 7 1,002 6.2 1,032 7.3 1,153 7.6 16.6
U.S. residents to Mexico2 19,285 100 18,624 100 18,501 100 17,566 100 19,370 100.0 0.4
Air 6,710 34.8 6,566 35.3 6,235 33.7 6,688 38.1 7,714 39.8 15.0
Land 12,575 65.2 12,058 64.7 12,266 66.3 10,878 61.9 11,656 60.2 –7.3

1 Includes boaters, pedestrians and cyclists.

2 Detailed land-mode data (including data for boaters, pedestrians, and cyclists) are unavailable or does not exist for Mexico.

NOTES: The data in this table vary from those in tables 1.1 and 1.3. The data differs from table 3.4 because they cover overnight travel only and U.S., Mexican, and Canadian travelers only. 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. Table 1.1 and 1.3 data are from the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Travel and 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-XIE (Ottawa, Ontario: various years). Statistics Canada; Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics Division; special tabulations (Ottawa, Ontario: various years). Banco de México, Dirección General de Investigación Económica, Dirección de Medición Económica, special tabulations, (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).