VANCOUVER — Chinese and Mexican travellers made a big impact on tourism to Canada during the month of June, according to the Canadian Tourism Commission’s (CTC) Tourism Snapshot.

Travellers from China grew by 22.1 per cent in June, while tourism from Mexico grew 13.3 per cent. Travel from India grew by three per cent, while visitors from Japan dropped by seven per cent. Canada also lost travel from France (6.7-per-cent decline) Germany (4.3-per-cent decline) and the U.K. (2.6-per-cent decline) in June.

Canadians took 2.3-million trips outside their homeland in June, representing a five-per-cent increase over the previous year. The U.S. was a popular travel spot for Canadians in the first six months of the year, with a three-per-cent increase in travel south of the border compared to the previous year. There was also a slight uptick in American travel to Canada, with 0.5 per cent more American travellers heading north than the previous year. []


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