55% of Canadians looking to spend more on travel: Expedia Group Traveller Value Index

55% of Canadians looking to spend more on travel: Expedia Group Traveller Value Index

SEATTLE — Results from Expedia Group’s Traveller Value Index: 2022 Outlook, based on proprietary data and a new survey of 5,500 adults across eight countries, including Canada, indicate that more than nine out of 10 travellers (91%) plan to take a leisure trip in the next six months.

Other findings include …

  • Nearly 3 in 4 (72%) Canadian travellers expect to take a trip by car over the next 12 months, with nearly 1 in 5 (19%) expecting to take a trip by cruise or ship
  • More than half (54%) of Canadians say they are willing to pay extra fees so that their trip can be more sustainable
  • More than half (55%) of Canadians say they will spend more on travel than prior to COVID-19.

“Travel is about to experience a year unlike ever before as people plan purpose-driven trips, value vacation time more, and up their investment in unique experiences,” said Ariane Gorin, President, Expedia for Business.

“Still, travellers are preparing themselves for possible trip changes as COVID-19 persists, and they want an array of options at their fingertips. Travel companies that prioritize safety and wellbeing, innovative solutions, and transparent communication will be the clear leaders as the entire industry shifts from survival mode into accelerated demand and growth.”

The full report can be downloaded here.