Canadians have the travel bug

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:13 AM ET

Canadians have got the travel bug, a new poll shows.

The TD First Class Adventures Poll shows 84% of Canadians are planning to travel this summer, and of those, 66% will travel within Canada, 33% will head to the U.S., 10% will go to Europe and 7% will be going to Mexico or the Caribbean.

“It’s clear Canadians are avid travellers. Our research shows that over the past year, more than 70% of Canadians have travelled two or more times for pleasure,” says Stacie Pearson, associate vice-president, TD Canada Trust Credit Cards.

Other stats show that 46% of Canadians research all aspects of their trip prior to booking and 25% book their vacation at least three months in advance.

One quarter prefer a well-organized trip such as a bus tour or cruise, 23% like active travel such as hiking or scuba diving and 24% prefer to travel with a credit card and no set plans. For 27% of Canadians, their dream vacation consists of a cultural experience -- great cities, fine art and beautiful hotels, while for another 28% it’s a luxury beach vacation with the family.


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