EXPEDIA.CA PREDICTING CANADIANS WILL TRAVEL CLOSER TO HOME IN 2016
More than half still plan to travel this year; airfares expected to become more affordable
TORONTO, February 23, 2016 – According to a recent survey commissioned by Canada’s leading full-service online travel provider, Expedia.caTM, Canadians have their sights set on destinations closer to home when it comes to travel in 2016. Despite the slide in the value of the Canadian dollar, results of the survey show that 64 per cent of consumers surveyed are planning to travel and another 83 per cent wish they could be travelling.
2012 Expedia.ca Travel Trends
Upcoming travel for Canadians promises to be hot
According to a recent report releasedby Statistics Canada, Canadian residents made a record-breaking 5.1 million trips outside of the country in December of 2011. This represents a 1.5% increase from the previous month and the first time since March 1994 that monthly travel abroad surpassed 5 million trips. While similar reports for January and February of this year haven’t been released yet, the strong finish to 2011 travel points to a promising 2012.