Canadians Not Done with Their Summer Travelling, Travelocity Survey Suggests

by Knowlton Thomas | Research

It's already August. But even as summer vanishes before us, many Canadians still have travel plans.

According to a new survey from, 40% of Canadians still plan to travel, even though only two long weekends remain.

Most of those Canadians plan to stay relatively close to home though, the survey suggests: 72% of respondents said they plan to explore vacation destinations within their own province, followed by 30% who expressed interest in exploring more of what the country has to offer outside of their province.

Canadians' top motivation for summer travel this year 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%).

"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 "We've seen a significant jump in bookings to Canadian hot-spots like Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver."

"It's clear that Canadians recognize the value of summer travel," Simpson added. "It is encouraging to see a growing interest in the many great destinations our country has to offer."

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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