As Canadians recover from the recession, travel and consumer confidence is on the rise. According to Statistics Canada, “Canadian travel to the United States and overseas countries rose 3.6% in March from the previous month.” In fact, 4.4 million outbound trips were taken by Canadians in March. Of those trips, 3.7 million were to the US, an increase from February. The largest increase was in overnight car trips, up 1.5%. As for overseas travel, Canadians took 690,000 trips in March, up 1.8% from February.