AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Travel deficit down in Q1 as Canadians spend less abroad: StatsCan by The Canadian Press Posted May 30, 2012 9:19 am MDT OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the country’s international travel deficit with the world declined by $85 million to $4 billion during the first quarter.The agency attributes the drop to lower spending by Canadian travellers to the United States and higher spending by overseas residents visiting Canada.Canadian travellers spent $8.3 billion outside the country during the first quarter, down 0.2 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2011.Receipts from all foreign travellers in Canada increased 1.6 per cent to $4.3 billion during the first quarter, the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2004.The travel deficit with the United States fell by $91.7 million to $3.2 billion in the first quarter, mostly because of lower spending by Canadian travellers in the United States and slightly higher spending by visiting Americans.The deficit with overseas countries rose by $6.9 million to $782 million read more