Travelocity.ca unveils Canadians' favourite celebrity travel moments of 2013

New survey names Bieber's British brawl the most memorable celebrity travel moment of the year

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Travelocity.ca today released the results of a new national survey which showcased the top 12 celebrity travel moments of 2013. Interestingly, Canadians appear to be evenly split on pop prince Justin Bieber, whose much publicized brawl in Britain earlier this year, tied for both the most and least memorable moment of 2013.

"Bieber's antics while travelling the world have been highly publicized and this was really the moment that started it all." says Travelocity.ca resident travel expert, Brian Simpson. "So, it's no surprise it's the moment that resonates most prominently with Canadians."

But it seems Canadians don't want to follow in Bieber's footsteps, as his London trip was the moment Canadians were least likely to recreate.

And while Canadian women chose Bieber's London trip to be the most memorable, Canadian men chose Charlie Sheen's highly publicized trip to Scotland in search of the loch ness monster as their most memorable moment of the year.  They also chose Leonardo DiCaprio's yacht trip to Ibiza, Spain as the moment they would most want to recreate for their own, while Canadian women most wished they could recreate Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's trip to Portofino, Italy where they exchanged vows.

"It seems Canadian men were more inclined to recreate an adventure trip with buddies, while women were more likely to want a romantic European experience with a partner." said Simpson.

Overall, Canadians were quite fond of their own home grown talent, with Bieber, and Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's travel moments ranking higher than Hollywood heavyweights like Jay-Z and Beyonce's highly publicized trip to Cuba, the number four most memorable moment of the year and Rihanna's highly shared trip to Barbados following her Diamonds world tour, the number five moment of the year. And the twerking wasn't working for Canadians, with Miley Cyrus' Bahamian break from then fiancé Liam, coming in as the eighth most memorable travel moment for Canadians.

Canadians were also fond of seeing stars in more exotic locations like, Portofino, Italy; Ibiza, Spain; Sydney, Australia and the glens and lochs of Scotland, with these locales coming in as the top four most desired moments of the year Canadians want to recreate.

Other notable celebrity travel moments:

  • #6 - Neil Patrick Harris and his family joined their friend (and husband of Elton John), David Furnish and his children, in Saint-Tropez for a little rest and relaxation
  • #10 - Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's renewal of their vows at Disneyland in Anaheim, California
  • #11 - Jessica Alba's family trip to St. Barths, France with BBF, Nicole Richie
  • #12 - Ke$ha's extreme fashion moment while attending an amFAR event in Mumbai, India, rounded out the list
  • Chris Hemworth's trip to his native land of Australia landed in the runner up position for most memorable moment of 2013 for women - perhaps recent images from Thor: The Dark World, influenced their decision?

Travelocity.ca can help you recreate your own favourite celebrity travel moment, whether it is exchanging nuptials in Portofino, taking a guys trip to Ibiza or experiencing a family getaway to Sydney. Visit www.travelocity.ca to plan your own star-worthy getaway.

About the survey
On November 27, 2013, the omnibus survey was taken among 1,510 randomly selected Canadians. The results have been statistically weighted according to education, age, gender and region to ensure a representative sample. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.

About Travelocity.ca

Travelocity.ca® is committed to being the traveller's champion - before, during and after the trip - and provides the most comprehensive and proactive guarantee in the industry. This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, competitive prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity.ca part of one of the largest travel companies in the world - Travelocity.com LP.  Travelocity.ca and Travelocity.com LP are owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel marketing and distribution.

SOURCE Travelocity.ca

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