Canadians are cost-conscious travelers who prefer overseas destinations such as Paris and Honolulu, as the infographic shows. Cheap deals and preference for world-famous, must-see destinations are two major factors. This is in keeping with research which indicates that travelers face several important decisions – how much to spend, where and when to travel, and what to do at their destination of choice. Tourists are looking for high quality experiences, good value for money, and excitement. And it is not only Canadians who base their travel decisions on these factors. Australians, for example, see far-flung locations and overseas destinations as offering a different and more diverse cultural experience. Thus it is not surprising that 64 percent of Canadians have sightseeing as one of their top planned travel activities.
Yet, there are other factors that influence the choice of destination. Some people want to book early, and this is especially true for budget-conscious travelers. They are more likely to find good deals but risk losing out on their destination of choice.
Besides, your decision may be influenced by how adventurous you are, whether you hate the thought of long-haul flights, and how you deal with jet lag. Jet lag can be severe depending on how many time zones you cross. Then, pregnant women and women with babies often find domestic travel a more feasible option. And while many travel abroad to see the pyramids or the Great Wall of China, some people go on vacation to get drunk. Sounds kind of familiar? Forget about Brunei, Saudi Arabia, and parts of India.
Infographic courtesy of RBC Travel
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