Table 3.2 Same-Day Travel Between the United States and Canada and the United States and Mexico by Transportation Mode: 2000–2004

Table 3.2
Same-Day 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 Percent change, 2000–2004
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
SAME-DAY TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES                      
Canadian residents 28,000 100.0 24,481 100.0 21,533 100.0 21,485 100.0 22,191 100.0 –20.7
Air 103 0.4 95 0.4 56 0.3 53 0.2 57 0.3 –44.7
Land                      
Motor vehicles 27,783 99.2 24,636 99.2 21,388 99.3 21,348 99.4 22,049 99.4 –20.6
Personal vehicles 27,105 96.8 24,047 96.8 20,853 96.8 20,864 97.1 21,520 97.0 –20.6
Intercity and charter buses 678 2.4 589 2.4 535 2.5 484 2.3 529 2.4 –22.0
Intercity rail N N N N N N N N N N N
Other1 114 0.4 110 0.4 89 0.4 84 0.4 85 0.4 –25.4
Mexican residents 116,189 100.0 111,662 100.0 112,685 100.0 111,970 100.0 116,409 100.0 0.2
Air N N N N N N N N N N N
Land 116,189 100.0 111,662 100.0 112,685 100.0 111,970 100.0 116,409 100.0 0.2
Motor vehicles 92,179 79.3 87,497 78.4 88,223 78.3 87,362 78.0 91,475 78.6 –0.8
Personal vehicles N N N N N N N N N N N
Intercity and charter buses N N N N N N N N N N N
Intercity rail NA N NA N NA N NA N NA N N
Other1 24,010 20.7 24,165 21.6 24,462 21.7 24,608 22.0 24,934 21.4 3.8
SAME-DAY TRAVEL FROM THE UNITED STATES                      
U.S. residents to Canada 28,805 100.0 27,301 100.0 24,710 100.0 21,278 100.0 19,539 100.0 –32.2
Air 533 1.9 446 1.6 434 1.8 411 1.9 397 2.0 –25.5
Land                      
Motor vehicles 27,719 96.3 26,289 96.3 23,739 96.1 20,477 96.2 18,695 95.7 –32.6
Personal vehicles 26,646 92.6 25,313 92.8 22,817 92.4 19,630 92.2 17,846 91.3 –33.0
Intercity and charter buses 1,073 3.7 976 3.6 922 3.7 817 3.8 849 4.3 –20.9
Intercity rail 14 0.0 14 0.1 13 0.1 12 0.1 12 0.1 –14.3
Other1 539 1.9 552 2.0 524 2.1 408 1.9 434 2.2 –19.5
U.S. residents to Mexico 81,565 100.0 77,103 100.0 75,350 100.0 68,690 100.0 72,139 100.0 –11.6
Air N   N N N N N N N N N
Land 81,565 100.0 77,103 100.0 75,350 100.0 68,690 100.0 72,139 100.0 –11.6
Motor vehicles 66,160 81.1 62,440 81.0 60,500 80.3 55,129 80.3 57,368 79.5 –13.3
Personal vehicles N N N N N N N N N N N
Intercity and charter buses N N N N N N N N N N N
Intercity rail NA N NA N NA N NA N NA N N
Other1 15,405 18.9 14,663 19.0 14,850 19.7 13,561 19.7 14,771 20.5 –4.1

1 Includes boaters, pedestrians and cyclists.

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent. NA = Data are unavailable.

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 same-day travel only and U.S., Mexican, and Canadian travelers only. U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico same-day 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. 66201-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).