TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian's infamous laid-back attitude appears to apply to even our travel plans. A new survey by Travelocity.ca has revealed that even though 40 per cent of Canadians still plan to travel, with only two long weekends remain, a firm itinerary is not on the books.
Not surprisingly, the survey revealed that Canadians plan to stay close to home for the rest of the season versus visit far away destinations. Seventy-two per cent of respondents said they plan to explore vacation destinations within their own province, followed closely by 30 per cent who expressed interest in exploring more of what the country has to offer outside of their province.
"The new data reflects the summer travel booking trends we've seen for this coming August long-weekend," says Brian Simpson, resident travel expert at Travelocity.ca. "We've seen a significant jump in bookings to Canadian hot-spots like Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver."
Additionally, while Canadians are known for camaraderie, their top motivation for summer travel appears to be self-serving with the majority looking to reduce stress (31%) versus strengthening relationships with friends and family (14%).Surprisingly, the least motivating factor was the idea of losing unused vacation days (3%).
"It's clear that Canadians recognize the value of summer travel," says Simpson. "It is encouraging to see a growing interest in the many great destinations our country has to offer."
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DATA SOURCE: Travelocity.ca booking data
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