The Canadian travel industry is fuelled year after year by huge volumes of ITC package sales to sun and sand destinations. So does that mean we’re immune to 2019’s travel trends? Not at all.
TORONTO — The latest arrival and overnight statistics from Switzerland Tourism show that the number of nights Canadians spent in Swiss hotels in the summer season of 2018 – from May through September – was up 10.3% year over year.
The good news comes after a new record last year, with the best overnight results in 25 years.
“Canadians are savvy travellers who look for meaningful experiences. These numbers prove that Canadians find them in Switzerland,” says Pascal Prinz, Director Canada of Switzerland Tourism. “Many untouched hidden gems in our four-language regions are waiting to be discovered.”
Switzerland is even more accessible and is also a great hub for every trip to Europe, says Prinz, thanks to more direct flights on SWISS and Air Canada out of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary next year.
Prinz adds that Switzerland’s charming resorts, new hotels and premium experiences will keep the growth trend going out of the Canadian market. “Many excellent offers are launched under the ‘Upgrade your Winter’ campaign,” he adds.