COVID-19 And Canadian Travel Intentions

In its Winter Travel Intentions Outlook for the Winter of 2020-2021, Outbound Canada reports that:

“As would be expected, the COVID-19 crisis continues to have a substantial impact on the travel activity of Canadians. The most recent travel intentions survey indicates that just 36% of adults plan to take a leisure trip between November 2020 and April 2021, a significantly smaller share than last year (64%).

And it continues that:

“Compared to last year, the proportion of respondents who are currently planning any leisure travel has decreased most dramatically in British Columbia (down 34%) and Ontario (down 32%).”

Outbound Canada points out that:

“Not surprisingly, of travellers who have selected their destination, a much larger proportion than reported in previous years intend to spend their longest winter vacation within Canada. In fact, the share has effectively doubled compared to winter 2019-20. On the other hand, just 3-in-10 respondents planning a trip in the coming months intend to leave the country, compared to almost two-thirds last year.”

For the full report, check out this week’s issue of CANADIAN TRAVEL PRESS.