After enduring numerous lockdowns and travel restrictions, Canadians are increasingly looking to hit the beach and soak up the sun.
“The desire to escape on a relaxing sun and beach vacation is set to rise,” Gus Gardner, Associate Travel and Tourism Analyst at GlobalData, tells Travel Courier. “The attractiveness of sitting on a warm beach after so long, especially during the cooler winter months in Canada, will result in high demand for holidays to warm beach destinations.”
Cuba, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic are among the top destinations set to “benefit from the increased desire by Canadian travellers to take a relaxing break in a warmer climate.”
All three destinations ranked in the top 10 destinations for outbound Canadian trips in 2019, according to GlobalData, and this is on trend for 2021 and 2022 as well.
“The familiarity of these destinations could see them become hotspots for Canadians and once restrictions allow, pent-up demand is set to be high,” Gardner says.
For more insights into what the future of travel holds, Travel Courier spoke with Paul Melhus, CEO and co-founder of ToursByLocals; Amir Eylon, President & CEO of Longwoods International; Julie Kyse, VP, Global Air Partnerships with Expedia Group and Gardner.
To find out what’s in store for the future, check out this week’s issue of TRAVEL COURIER.