…”Americans flock to Canada, lured by low-loonie discount”…”Big Ben to be silenced for months by tower and clock repairs”…
Apparently over the last two years, statistics show American visits north of the 49th parallel have increased 20% with the attraction being the loonie discount on retail and the tourist industry sectors.
No doubt a good Vancouver spring, summer, fall cruise season is anticipated!
Interesting to note, not unexpectedly, that Canadian visits to the USA during the same time period are down 26%. Oddly enough, it’s New Brunswick that experiences the highest rate of same-day visits primarily for retail.
By all reports Big Ben will be timeless for a time. “Tower & clock repairs” quips–on budget, on time?!!!…
Cheers to whatever’s the ‘gong show’ that’s your terrific Tuesday, may there be moola & time that sings–refurbishment & refreshment!