In any given year, the first snowfall of the season always signifies good news for the travel industry as clients across the country start dreaming of escaping the cold. But with the ongoing pandemic and travel advisories still in place, could this be the time for clients to embrace the winter wonderland in Canada instead of escaping for the hot, hot, heat?
There’s no place like home for Sheila Kemp.
During a time when self-isolation requirements make it challenging for clients to travel internationally, the founder of Kemp Travel Group is promoting unique Canadian destinations and experiences like polar bear tours in Churchill and northern lights tours in the Northwest Territories.
“Many Canadians, including many of our clients have not experienced the wonder of Canada,” says Kemp, who founded the agency in 1982. “Canada has so much to offer and now is the best time to explore our own country. Kemp Travel has been encouraging our clients through social media to explore our own backyard and we have developed our own escorted Canadian tours to offer to our clients for 2021.”
Along with quintessentially Canadian travel getaways, the company started advertising things like RV and boat rentals close to home.
“Something we haven’t done much of in the past to encourage people to get outside and explore.”
Although they’re seeing an uptick in inquiries from clients about heading south, she says the 14-day, self-isolation on the return is a deal breaker for a lot of people who are not retired or working from home.