January 18, 2013 | by Christina Van
Movies, meals, and more: these are among the things Canadians families are willing to sacrifice for their holidays this year.
According to a new survey from Thomas Cook Travel, 77% of Canadian families plan to travel, by highway or by skies, for a holiday in 2013. And they’ll do (almost) anything to pay for it.
Cutting back on dining out and entertainment
|Canadians are committed to funding their ever-important family getaways in 2013.
(Photo by Ben Ullman/sxc)
Kids are now VPs of The Itinerary Department
The survey found that in most families, children are getting more involved in planning the big family trip. Most Canadian parents (59%) say they encourage their kids to help pick both the destination and the activities for their annual holiday.
Choosing the perfect family holiday destination
Parents are no longer closing their eyes and pointing to a spot on the map. Today, Canadian families spend a lot of time researching where they’ll go. Here are some of their considerations:
Check out the infographic below for more travel trends in 2013:
|Canadian Family Travel Trends for 2013. Click graphic to enlarge.
(Infographic from Thomas Cook Travel. Survey conducted by Harris/Decima.)