According to Finder’s Travel Index after years of dampened demand, the sunny days are inspiring 1 in 3 Canadians (35%) to plan summer trips.
When asked about travel plans, approximately 10.7 million Canadians said they were planning a trip during the summer months of June, July and August. This was nearly four million more Canadians than last year when we asked!
While Canadians are itching to dust off their suitcases, it turns out that most are still interested in staying within their own country — with 30% planning to take a road trip or a quick flight within Canada this summer, twice as many as this time last year.
Despite only 1 in 10 Canadians planning an international trip this summer, the slight increase from last year (with 9% reporting plans for an international vacation), is a good indication that Canadians are starting to feel more relaxed about planning cross-border trips.
It appears that men may be slightly more relaxed about travelling this summer than women, with 40% of men reporting a summer vacation already in the works, compared to 32% of women.
Despite the high cost of living, younger Canadians also appear to have been bitten by the travel bug with those aged 25 to 44, about 9% more likely to travel than Canadians aged 45 to 54 or those over 65.
Finder.com spokesperson, Nicole McKnight said: “There was hope among Canadians last year when higher vaccination rates appeared to be the ticket towards safe travel. But Omicron and new travel restrictions put travel plans on hold over the holiday season. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a significant spike in traffic to our core travel pages, which include hotel and short-term rentals deals as well as car rental and vacation package deals.”
For the full report, go to https://www.finder.com/ca/finders-travel-index .