TORONTO — Business in the travel and lodging industry is expected increase in 2012, according to the Hotel Association of Canada’s 2012 “Canadian Travel Intentions Survey.”
Survey results indicate business travel is projected to increase four per cent this year, while leisure travel is expected to remain unchanged.
While overall leisure travel remains unchanged, 26 per cent of Quebecers said they’ll be travelling more for leisure, three per cent more than the national average. According to 37 per cent of respondents, they are limiting their leisure travel due to financial strain. Meanwhile, business travellers are sticking close to home due to the use of video conferencing and the cost of airfare in Canada.