Toronto’s top travel destinations this spring could be a product of so-called “revenge travel,” as travelers aim to catch up on trips missed due to quarantine guidelines.
Popular search engine KAYAK has shared its latest travel trends with blogTO, indicating a huge surge in demand across the country.
According to KAYAK, their data shows that searches for March Break travel are up 75 percent year-on-year in Canada and 50 percent year-on-year in Toronto.
“Despite a 15 percent year-on-year increase in airfare for travel in Canada in March, we are seeing Canadian globetrotters embracing their wanderlust, flying to international destinations in Europe and Asia, as well as tropical destinations where palm trees are a common sight.” it in the report.
“Canadian revenge traffic shows no signs of slowing down.”
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— KAYAK (@KAYAK) December 15, 2022
Toronto’s most searched travel destinations for March, as expected, include a number of tropical destinations, although the top three on the list are instead world-class cities not known for white-sand beaches.
Here are Toronto’s top trending destinations for March break:
- Paris, France (up 132 percent YoY)
- New York, New York (up 100% YoY)
- London, England (up 96 percent YoY)
- Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (up 94 percent year over year)
- Orlando, Fla. (up 90% YoY)
- Las Vegas, Nevada (up 85 percent YoY)
- Liberia, Costa Rica (up 82 percent YoY)
- San Jose, Costa Rica (up 81 percent YoY)
- Montego Bay, Jamaica (up 65% YoY)
- Cancún, Mexico (up 60 percent YoY)
If you’re planning to travel over the March holidays, be sure to give yourself extra time as this is one of the peak travel times of the year. Pearson also shared some tips to ensure you’re fully prepared for your flight.