Canada’s Top Travel Predictions and Trends for 2023.As global pandemic restrictions ease, travel is roaring back and Canadians are plotting their next trips, from familiar favourites to once-in-a-lifetime bucket list adventures.
According to KAYAK’s latest travel intentions survey, international flight searches in Canada are now exceeding pre-pandemic levels — and they’re still going strong. In 2023, travellers will be taking longer and more meaningful journeys abroad, exploring their world and supporting locals while doing so.
- The Year of Revenge Travel
This year, a new trend is taking off as Canadians are unapologetically making up for lost time. Known as revenge travel, travellers are going back to the places they had been missing out on and booking dreamy destinations that they never thought they could visit.
As a result, flight searches in Canada are up 98% this year, according to KAYAK’s 2023 Travel Trends Forecast. That’s double what it was last year, and that tells us that despite rising flight prices, Canadians are making up for their missed trips.
In fact, a new survey conducted by Allianz Global Assistance found that 70 per cent of Canadian millennials are planning to take a vacation this year. But, even so, 50% of these travellers say they can’t really afford a trip this year.
- The Year of Sustainable Travel
In a world where the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are becoming more prevalent globally, more and more travellers are looking for ways to travel in a sustainable manner. This may mean avoiding certain destinations that have an impact on the environment, or seeking accommodation and transport providers that are making sustainability efforts a priority.
Luckily, Canada has taken significant steps to ensure its tourism industry is environmentally friendly. From reducing food waste to promoting the use of electric vehicles, destination organizations are actively supporting travellers in their pursuit for green travel experiences.
- The Year of Culture Shock
The Year of Culture Shock
The move to a new country can be one of the most exciting and challenging periods in your life. Culture shock is defined as a sudden feeling of disorientation and discomfort due to changes in the way of life, attitudes and habits that are unfamiliar to you.
It’s not uncommon for a person to experience this stage of adjustment for longer than they expected and even years after arriving in the new country. Symptoms include anger, discomfort and confusion.
Whether you’re planning to emigrate or settle down in Canada, it’s inevitable that you will face some sort of culture shock at first. But it doesn’t have to be a long-term problem, and there are some steps that you can take to help you overcome it.
- The Year of Train Travel
Canada is a country that offers travellers a diverse range of landscapes and experiences, from the natural wonders of the Maritimes to the cosmopolitan appeal of Toronto. The country’s most popular destinations also include Vancouver, the capital of the West Coast, and Montreal, a city renowned for its culture and cuisine.
For those who want to take in the breathtaking views of the country’s most iconic regions, the Canadian rail service is a must-try experience. This luxury train ride connects Toronto to Vancouver, allowing you to glide through the boreal forests of Ontario, explore the vast expanse of the prairie grasslands, and experience the snow-capped Rockies.