Popular Escape Destinations for Canadians?
So where are people going to find fun in the sun? Fifty per cent of Canadians who have taken an all-inclusive trip said they've travelled to Mexico to escape winter in the past. This coincides with beach vacations booked on Expedia.ca in 2012 as well, with Mexico taking the top spot. Specific Mexico favourites for Canadian travellers in 2012 included Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Mazatlan.(i)
Other popular travel destinations for Canadians looking to escape the winter according to Expedia.ca's survey include Dominican Republic (29 per cent), Florida (26 per cent), Jamaica (19 per cent), and Bahamas (13 per cent).
Expedia.ca offers solutions for Canadians who want to escape the winter
For Canadians who need a break from Old Man Winter, Expedia.ca's Escape Winter Promotion offers countless all-inclusive vacation options to warm, sunny destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean and other locations around the world. Vacationers receive a $150 future travel credit if they book before February 28, 2013 and travel before March 31, 2013 and their trip is backed by a Best Price Guarantee. Canadians can also enter to win a 1-in-4 all-inclusive beach vacation on Expedia.ca's Facebook page by sending a message to 'Old Man Winter' via an Expedia.ca online postcard.
From January 11th to January 14th, an online survey was conducted among a sample of 1,009 Canadian adults who are also Angus Reid Forum panel members. The margin of error - which measures sampling variability - is +/-3.08%, 19 times out of 20. The sample was balanced by age, gender, region and education according to the most recent census data. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.
About Expedia Inc.
Expedia, Inc. operates Canada's most visited full-service online travel service, Expedia.ca. To help Canadians plan and purchase travel, Expedia, Inc. provides the best combination of scheduled and charter flights, rental cars and hotel reservations, vacation packages, destination activities, cruises, trip insurance and traveller-authored content. Expedia customers are supported by customer support agents available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via a toll-free number and email response.
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1 - The Weather Network (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=moonsun)
2 - The Weather Network (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=moonsun)
(i)Figures based on all pre-packaged vacations booked on Expedia.ca from January 1/12 to December 31/12.
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