"Canadian Wanderlust" Still Strong Amid COVID-19 Concerns, Expedia Report Finds
“Canadian wanderlust” is still strong, despite COVID-19 still gripping much of the world, found a new Expedia study. Of the top 20 most-search destinations by Canadians for 2021 travel, over half are islands in the South. Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, and Orlando, Florida were among the top searched int'l destinations by Canadians for 2021. The Expedia report highlights some clear priorities for Canadian travellers in the post-COVID-19 world, namely that flexibility in booking is key, with Canadians booking refundable rates 10% more in 2020 compared to last year. Health and safety considerations and shorter booking windows are also high-priority.