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Visits made to Canadian destinations by Canadians in the first quarter of 2006: 42.5 million. Percentage increase over the same quarter in 2005: 2.

Visits made to Canadian destinations by Canadians in the first quarter of 2006: 42.5 million.

Percentage increase over the same quarter in 2005: 2.

Number of visits that were within the traveller’s province of origin:

39.2 million.

Average length of trip, in days: 3.

Value of Canadian tourism in that period: $5.9 billion.

Amount spent on food and beverages: $1.7 billion.

Amount spent on transportation:

$1.9 billion.

Net annual loss of ice in Greenland, circa 1996, in cubic miles: 22.

Net annual loss of ice in Greenland, circa 2005, in cubic miles: 54.

Cumulative loss of average thickness of Italy’s Careser Glacier since 1977, in metres: 35.5.

Cumulative loss of average thickness of BC’s Place Glacier since 1977, in metres: 33.6.

Cumulative loss of average thickness of Chile’s Echaurren Norte Glacier since 1977, in metres: 6.4.

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