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Canadians regret they don’t travel more in summer: Poll

- June 20th, 2014
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Canadians’ biggest summertime regret is that they don’t travel more, according to a new poll from Travelocity.ca.

In a survey of more than 1,500 Canadians, 32% of us said we wanted to travel more this summer having missed out on the opportunity to do so last year. Eighty-three per cent of Canadians said they didn’t travel on long weekends last summer, while 26% said they couldn’t get out of town to visit friends or family and 35% couldn’t take a week or more off work.

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“After a particularly harsh winter, we want Canadians to start planning their summer travel now,” Stuart Morris, general manager of Travelocity.ca, said in a statement. “The data clearly shows how quickly summer can slip away and that Canadians regret not making the most of our fleeting summer season.”

Fifty-six per cent of those surveyed said money was just too tight to travel, while 16% said they couldn’t take the time off work.

Find more info, plus Travelocity’s regional breakdown, on the graphic below.

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1 comment

  1. Bobber | June 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

    It’s hard to beat Sudbury in the summer, with so many lakes. Georgian Bay and Lake Huron are less than an hour away also. There are canoe routes starting right from my door,why would I travel in the summer?

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