Havana, Reykjavik, Rio de Janeiro and Casablanca, in. Osaka, Istanbul and Kahului, out? According to Canadians, that’s the name of the game. We looked at 2017 travel trends to find those destinations that are heating up and cooling down Canadian travelers’ interest. A common thread is that Canadians are looking for sun, fun and cultural experiences — and are willing to go further to get it.
1. Havana good time.
There’s always been lots of love for the land of cigars and vintage cars, but interest in the city skyrocketed with a 230% increase in searches vs. last year. It earned the honor as our #1 Trending Destination for 2017.
2. Cool deals in Reykjavik.
Iceland is having a (travel) moment. This newly hip city is our #2 Trending Destination for 2017. Canadian searches for tickets to the icy capital went up 116% when compared with last year.
3. Osaka says “Sayonara” to the limelight.
While Osaka was the top trending destination for Canada last year, it saw the greatest decrease in interest this year. The top spots were replaced by destinations with warmer climates — Rio de Janeiro had a 77% increase in searches and Guatemala had a 36% increase.
4. Making music in Nashville.
With a 43% increase in interest, Canadians are liking Nashville’s vibe. With musical, literary and foodie roots, it’s no wonder this Southern city is making the top trending rounds.
5. In it for the long haul.
Long flights don’t seem to be deal-breakers for Canadian travelers. New Delhi saw a 39% increase in searches along with Manila which saw a 44% increase.
6. Rounding things out.
With a solid finish, Casablanca, Auckland and Bogota complete Canada’s list of the Top 10 Trending Destinations in 2017.
7. Seize the moment.
Now is the time for Canadians to begin planning their travel for the year. When compared with travelers in the US, France, Denmark and UK, Canadians tend to procrastinate when it comes to planning travel. Just remember: planning ahead can save time, money… and headaches.
Check out our full list of top destinations from the US and Canada in our 2017 Travel Hacker Guide. We’ll show you where to go, when to book and what to expect. Travel Problem Solved.