Travel Trends Shaping 2023

Despite economic concerns, Canadians are still budgeting for travel — and that’s good news for the tourism industry this year.

“Most travellers still consider vacations a high budget priority,” says Intrepid Travel president, North America, Matt Berna. “People seem to be prioritizing spending on travel expenditures, and this is more vital than ever for communities that were financially crippled by the cessation of international travel and where inflation is even worse.”

To date, the tour operator hasn’t seen a dent in demand due to inflationary pressures.

“Despite the rise in costs, travel bookings have reached record levels,” he adds. “Trends show that passengers are not only more willing to book travel than they’ve been over the last few years, but they are also willing to pay for premium trips that offer an exceptional experience at an excellent value, while also giving back to local communities and positively affecting the environment.”

To get more insights into what’s shaping the travel industry this year, Travel Courier caught up with multiple industry experts.

To see what they have to say, check out this week’s issue of TRAVEL COURIER.