The number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. is up 5%, dodging the Trump Slump and keeping tour operators here upbeat about their sales volumes to U.S. destinations.
VANCOUVER — Rocky Mountaineer is hoping Canadians vacation at home next year with the luxury train’s Peaks and Perks offer, available now through Oct. 27.
Following a busy year of Canada 150 celebrations, Rocky Mountaineer says Canadians deterred from ‘backyard travel’ can reclaim their favourite local vacation spots with up to $800 per couple in added value credit on qualifying 2018 packages.
Canada’s 150th celebrations made 2017 an attractive year for overseas travellers with free admission to national parks and historic sites, and ongoing community celebrations. In June alone, Canada saw an 8% overall increase in international arrivals, a total of 2,583,823 visitors, as reported by Destination Canada.
In addition, the country is on track to see a 5.3% increase in U.S. visitors over the year.
Canadian who have avoided travelling among the steady influx of tourists over 2017 can use Rocky Mountaineer’s 2018 Peaks and Perks offer to reconnect to Canada without the crowds, says the company.
The offer can be applied toward add-ons including more Rocky Mountaineer routes, extra hotel nights, activities and tours, car rentals, or an Alaskan cruise.
Guests booking qualifying packages of eight days or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service will receive $400 per adult, and those booking packages of five to seven days will receive $250 per adult.
Travellers can select from a variety of desirable packages such as the Grand Rail Circle, which includes the First Passage to the West and Rainforest to Gold Rush routes.
Clients can redeem the offer until Oct. 27. The Peaks and Perks offer is applicable on select travel dates and must be requested at the time of booking. Other restrictions may apply.