Canadians are anxiously awaiting the reopening of the border with the United States, according to data from travel search engine Kayak, which increased 322% of searches on July 19.
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Data collected by Kayak shows that with every government travel update, searches for flights from Canada to the United States are increasing.
Canadian enthusiasm soared on July 19 (+322% from the same day the previous week), after the Trudeau government announced that fully vaccinated Americans would be able to visit Canada, starting August 9, and the rest of the world from September 7.
Although the border remains closed to Canadians wishing to travel to the United States by car, the air route is still available.
“Canadians are ready to travel again, as research on domestic and international travel has shown a steady increase since the beginning of May,” Steve Cintra, general manager and vice president of Kayak, said Friday. North America, in a press release.
The desire is mutual because searches from the US to Canada also increased (+194%) that day.
Different destinations according to the governorate
Also according to data collected by Kayak, the most popular destinations for Canadians planning to visit the United States this fall are Maui, Honolulu, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, and Orlando.
One read, “After more than a year of staying close to home, Canadians are clearly looking for a mix of warm beaches, bright lights, and urban entertainment, far beyond Canada’s borders.”
Research shows that Montreal residents want to go in the sun and plan trips to the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, or Honolulu.
For their part, Torontonians are looking for more urban destinations in luminous cities, with Las Vegas and New York at the top of the list. Las Vegas is also a favorite destination for residents of Winnipeg and Halifax.
Vancouver residents are looking to swap out their local beaches for those in Hawaii, Maui, and Honolulu, while Calgary residents are more drawn to American cities like Nashville, Phoenix, and New Orleans.
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