TORONTO — Following Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement about the possibility of a Canada-U.S. border re-opening in August, travel search engine, KAYAK, saw a 322-per-cent spike in travel searches on July 19.
According to KAYAK, the top travel destinations searched for by Canadians include Maui, Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles and Orlando. In comparison, searches from the U.S. to Canada also spiked 194 per cent on July 19.
“Canadians are ready to travel again with both domestic and international travel searches steadily increasing since the beginning of May,” says Steve Sintra, general manager and vice-president of KAYAK, North America. “In fact, domestic searches surpassed 2019 levels for the first time in June and have continued to trend upward. While searches for international travel are still down due to the various restrictions still in effect, it’s clear Canadians are hopeful as interest for international travel is faring better in recent days than it has in the last year.”