When we succeed in giving our chronic workaholic-ism the slip (Canadians Amongst World’s Most Vacation Deprived), Canadians are big travelers, and neither great Recessions nor fears of terrorism have dampened our collective urge for wandering the world. In the first quarter of this year, we broke our record for foreign holiday spending, blowing a cool $3 billion on overseas travel. Most recent data – for the month of April – shows that we’re taking more trips to both the U.S. and other foreign countries than in previous months.
Here’s a look at where we’ve come from – and where we’re going:
Excluding our “home and native land,” which is Canadians’ top travel destination, here’s how other countries rank according to our fondness and frequentation of them.
This Year’s Top 20 Hot Spots:
They may not all offer beaches or tropical temperatures, but based on online searches that track departures from Canadian airports, the following 20 destinations are the most sought after by travelers in 2010: