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Spending in US by Canadians On the Rise

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Statistics Canada has reported that Canada’s international travel deficit reached $3.9 billion during the second quarter, up 3.1 per cent from the previous quarter.

This is attributed to Canadians spending more in the United States than Americans are spending in Canada. Canadians spent $4.8 billion in the US, while US visitors to Canada spent $1.8 billion here.

It was also noted that the rise in the US deficit coincided with a sharp uptick in travel by Canadians to the US Also possibly contributing to the rise in dollars spent down south, during the second quarter the Canadian dollar rose by 1.8 per cent to an average value of US$1.03.

Canada and the Social Media Travel Revolution

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By Waheeda Harris

The planet has embraced Web 2.0: we’re on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube every day, and according to Swedish website Tripl, all this connectivity is having a major impact on the travel industry. (more…)