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Majority of Canadians have only explored half their city, but still prefer to leave town on vacation

- July 10th, 2014
Staycation or vacation? (Fotolia)

Staycation or vacation? (Fotolia)

A new survey has found that 76% of Canadians have only explored half their cities, while another poll suggests this may be because we prefer to leave town when we have time off work rather than staycation.

In a survey by American Express, the 76% of Canadians who say they’ve only explored half of the city they live in blame a lack of time (42%) and their own comfort zones (53%) for keeping them from visiting new parts of town.

But another poll from Expedia.ca says that even when we do have time off work, Canadians prefer to hit the road and leave their city. Forty-three per cent of survey respondents said they preferred to vacation, compared to 15% who said they like to staycation, saying that when they use vacation time to stay home, they just end up doing chores (34%) or attending appointments (8%).

Of the Canadians who prefer to travel on holiday, 36% said using time off to visit different destinations leaves them feeling more relaxed and refreshed than staying home does.

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1 comment

  1. Palladini | July 10, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Me, explore all my city, no thanks. Our downtown sucks, the north is too snotty and west end, I would get lost.

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