For Canadians on the move, Las Vegas stays hot

Canadians are on the move. According to a recent report released by Statistics Canada, Canadians made a record-breaking 5.1 million trips outside of the country in December 2011. This represents a 1.5% increase from the previous month and the first time since March 1994 that monthly travel abroad surpassed five 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. Now, two months into this 2012 travel season and with summer quickly approaching Canadians are starting to think about their summer vacation plans, and, according to’s 2011 Vacation Deprivation survey, 42% stated they prefer to take a vacation in the summer over any other time of the year. With a plethora of destinations and deals to choose from, has developed a list of hot destinations for 2012 travel. This winter travel season, Canadians once again proved to be south-migrating sun chasers. Setting the stage for 2012 were the following top destinations for Canadians, according to January and February travel, Las Vegas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Miami and Cancun. For non-winter travel, Canadians are showing some real affinity for the following destinations in 2012: Top North American Picks: Las Vegas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Top Domestic Picks: Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Edmonton. Top International Picks: Cancun, Paris, London, Rome and San Juan.