Most people planning day trips, provincial travel
More than three in 10 (31 per cent) of Canadians say they are likely to take a summer vacation this year – up from 14 per cent in 2020.
And more than half (54 per cent) of Canadians are very or somewhat unlikely to take a summer vacation this year. That’s down from 72 per cent for 2020, according to a survey by Leger.
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Among those planning summer vacations, 63 per cent are looking for day trips where they live – up from 60 per cent a year ago – while 50 per cent are planning a longer trip within their province – down from 54 per cent last year.
Few are planning a trip to other provinces (25 per cent, compared to 26 per cent a year ago), or trip to the U.S. (10 per cent, up from eight per cent a year ago) and other countries (10 per cent, up from five per cent from last year), found the survey of 1,529 Canadians and1,003 Americans.
Asked when they will be comfortable travelling to the U.S. again, few (four to seven per cent) cite the period from now until December, while nearly six in 10 (57 per cent) say they’ll be comfortable doing that next year and 19 per cent say they will never be comfortable travelling to the U.S. again.