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Here's where the majority of Canadians want to travel this summer

“We know as the warmer weather arrives, Canadians are eager to get out and travel."
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Online travel agency CheapOair Canada has unveiled where Canadians want to travel in the summer of 2022 and the company highlights COVID-19 concerns.

Are you eager to blow this Popsicle stand province and journey somewhere far and away this summer?

According to a recent poll, you might enjoy a little bit of extra room on the plane ride out of Vancouver. 

Online travel agency CheapOair Canada released the results of a poll that asked Canadians which travel destination and activities they are most looking forward to while also looking into what their top travel concerns continue to be.

The study found that over 36 per cent of Canadians would prefer to stay local this summer, selecting the Great White North as their preferred travel destination. Following Canada, the next most popular destination was simply across the border, with 7.1 per cent of respondents selecting the United States. 

Europe was the third most popular destination, with 5 per cent of respondents selecting the continent as their getaway of choice. 

Given our frosty winters, the lion's share (11. 5 per cent) of Canadians selected beach vacations as the activity they are the most excited about. While most of them plan to have their ideal beach vacation within Canada first, locals plan on travelling to the Caribbean and then Mexico, too.

When it comes to travel concerns, Canadians were slightly more concerned about increased travel fees (8.7 per cent) than they were COVID-19 variants (7.5 per cent). CheapOair Canada notes that this is particularly true "as gas prices are hitting an all-time high."

“We know as the warmer weather arrives, Canadians are eager to get out and travel – whether by air or the always popular road trip – however inflation costs and travel fees have now become the top concern,” said Daniel Hayter, Senior Product Manager for CheapOair.ca.

“As a leading online travel agency, our role is to help Canadians find ways to save on their future travel, accommodation and transportation bookings so they can spend more during the vacation.”

These key findings were reported from a study conducted by CheapOair.ca during Spring 2022, with results determined automatically through a third-party tracking system.