Vision Travel: 67% Of Canadians Polled Are Already Planning Their Next Holiday
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Brian Robertson, president of Direct Travel/Canada West.
Two thirds (67%) of Canadian respondents are already planning their next holiday, according to a poll of 5,019 clients by Canadian leisure travel company Vision Travel.
The majority (46%) report they are planning for a trip for 2021 and 16% say it is for 2020.
When asked to name their top three preferred destinations, 64% of Canadian respondents say they are planning a trip within Canada or to the U.S., followed by 47% Europe and 44% to the Caribbean or Mexico.
“We are taking care to ensure our advisors, both staffers and our large cohort of independent advisors, have educational opportunities to learn more about short-haul travel, which may have been less of a focus in the past,” says Brian Robertson, president of Direct Travel/Canada West, whose leisure arm does business as Vision Travel.
Almost half (46%) of respondents anticipate staying in a resort, while self-drives – whether using the family car or a rental vehicle – were at 41%. Cruises and escorted tours are less appealing at this time, according to the survey, each garnering a 24% response.
The survey, which was completed in MAY, was sent to Direct Travel/Vision Travel leisure clients across North America.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.