1. Bucket list travel
Have you got a travel bucket list? According to Booking.com research, 45% of Canadian travellers do, and of that 45%, 82% plan to check at least one destination off of that list in 2018. Popular bucket list destinations include:
2. Canadian travellers love vintage vacations
According to Booking.com, Canadian travellers are taking inspiration from the past when planning future travel. Fuelled by a sense of nostalgia, 34% of us are planning to return to a previously loved destination in 2018. And it’s not just mature travellers who are seeking to recapture happy memories, either: 44% of 18 to 34 year olds (yes, that’s the Millennial crowd!) plan on revisiting a favourite family vacation site in 2018.
3. Wellness vacations
Forget lazing on the beach while sucking back bottomless cocktails: the latest trend among Canadian travellers is to take a health-driven holiday. In fact, Booking.com reports that travellers planning a “wellness getaway” have doubled from one in 10 in 2017 to nearly one in five in 2018. Trips that provide opportunities for hiking and walking make up the lion’s share, accounting for 56% of wellness getaways. Spa and beauty treatments, cycling opportunities, and water sports are also proving to be powerful draws for health-conscious Canadian travellers.