Home Bliss: Canada’s High ‘Drive-To’ Trip Areas For 2022
January 26, 2022 Bruce Parkinson
With the pandemic nonetheless impacting the worldwide journey plans of Canadians, many people are wanting nearer to dwelling for holidays once more in 2022.
Utilizing knowledge from its customers, the Expedia Group-owned trip rental web site and app Vrbo is providing insights into the Canadian trip rental market, together with an inventory of its prime ‘drive-to’ locations from main cities.
“We first noticed households flip to street journeys early within the pandemic when air journey was unpredictable. As COVID-19 continues to throw curveballs our manner, many households are selecting to drive to their trip locations and go to trip spots which can be near dwelling,” stated Mary Zajac, Vrbo spokesperson.
“From many areas of the nation, travellers can discover a well-liked trip vacation spot inside 350 kilometres, which is a few 3 to 4 hour automotive journey,” Zajac added.
Vrbo’s prime drive-to locations from main metropolis areas throughout Canada embody: Collingwood, Picton and Huntsville, from Toronto; Sechelt, Victoria and Whistler, from Vancouver; Canmore, Golden and Fernie, from Calgary; and Magog, Mont-Tremblant and Quebec Metropolis from Montreal.
The holiday rental firm’s prime rising locations from its 2022 Pattern Report additionally point out a continued curiosity in close-to-home street journey locations.
Trip rental demand is on the rise in locations together with Harvie Heights, Alberta; Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia; Lennox and Addington County, Ontario; Northumberland County, New Brunswick; and Powell River Regional District, British Columbia. Every of those noticed an increase in demand of at the least 70% yr over yr.
What they’ve in widespread is they’re all near scenic nature and inside cheap driving distance from city areas.
These locations are all situated in shut proximity to the outside, however inside driving distance from city areas throughout the nation.
Vrbo says different results of the pandemic are altering Canadian journey patterns.
With distant work and digital college for a lot of households, there’s an increase in demand for stays of 3-4 weeks, as folks mix work and trip time with a much-needed change of surroundings.
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Bruce Parkinson has been writing in regards to the Canadian and worldwide journey industries for greater than 25 years.