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Monday,  July 22, 2024   5:07 PM
Canadians planning more travel: CTC

Thirty-eight per cent of Canadians anticipate travelling more in the next two or three years, a seven per cent increase over 2012, according to a new study by the Canadian Tourism Commission.

The figure is one of the many findings in the latest Global Tourism Watch Canada report, which details Canadian attitudes on travel. Other highlights of the report include:

- Seventy-nine per cent believe they will spend the same or more on travel within Canada within the next 12 months.

- Forty-eight per cent of Canadians are considering a vacation south of the border in 2015, compared with 28 per cent thinking of one in Canada.

- More than 80 per cent of Canadian outbound trips go to the US, with New York, Florida, Washington, Michigan, California and Nevada the prime beneficiaries.

- Italy is the dream destination for Canadian travellers, who wish to experience its cities, local flavours and culture.

The report also found that among those Canadians likely to take a trip within Canada in the next year, British Columbia was the top province to visit at 25 per cent, followed by Alberta, Ontario and Atlantic Canada, all at 18 per cent. Visiting friends and family was the primary reason for 25 per cent of Canadian consumers to make their last trip. City breaks were notably more popular among Canadians aged 18 to 34.

The entire report can be found here.

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