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Inflation forces Canadians to cut back on vacation plans

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  •   07-19-2023  11:06 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Inflation forces Canadians to cut back on vacation plans
Travellers pass through airport security at Toronto Pearson on June 14, 2022. (File photo/Pax Global Media)
Pax Global Media

Inflation has led a third of Canadians to change or cancel their vacation plans.

According to a July survey by Leger, 46 per cent of those who changed their plans are also spending less on dining out, 43 per cent said they are looking for less expensive accommodations and 41 per cent are spending less on activities and attractions.

Another 39 per cent are cutting back altogether by taking shorter trips.

But 35 per cent of the 1,526 Canadians polled are still planning on going on vacation this summer, despite almost half saying they consider airlines unreliable when it comes to departures and arrivals.

Flight delays were a problem for 60 per cent of Canadians who have taken at least one flight in the past year, and almost 20 per cent suffered baggage delays. The luggage of another 10 per cent was lost.

The issues led more than half of Canadians to book only direct flights.

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