Cheapflights.ca Survey Reveals Less Than a Third of Canadians Are Headed Home for the Holidays
TORONTO, Dec 20, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
A survey conducted by Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in finding
and publishing travel deals, showed that just over 80 per cent of
Canadians want to travel to see family this Christmas but less than
30 per cent have actually made travel plans.
Based on answers from the over 400 Canadians, the survey also found
that just over 18 per cent wish they could travel to escape their
family, though only 3.2 per cent of respondents are actually doing
exactly that this year.
Parents and children topped the list of favourite family members to
visit while the in-laws were at the bottom with less than 2% of
people having them on their holiday travel wish-list.
More than 12% of the Cheapflights.ca survey respondents said that
they will avoid seeing their brother or sister. However, an
astounding 23 per cent wrote in that there were no relatives they
wanted to avoid.
The survey finds the high cost of travel as well as the long distance
and hassle of travelling, followed closely by "whether I like them"
as the main factors in whether or not to visit relatives this holiday
The sense of camaraderie/good spirit was the most enjoyable factor of
holiday travel with around 27% of Canadian travellers choosing that
as their favourite aspect. Settling down with something to drink was
the fourth most enjoyable part of holiday travel, receiving just over
13% of the vote.
About momondo group
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technology company that is driven by the belief that an open world is
a better world. The group now serves travel search and inspiration to
over 13 million visitors a month - plus 6 million travel newsletter
subscribers - via its Cheapflights (www.cheapflights.ca) and momondo
Skygate began the sourcing of complex air-travel data in 1992, while
Cheapflights pioneered the online comparison of flight deals for
users in 1996 and momondo launched meta-search in the Nordic
countries in 2006.
The Group has offices in London, Copenhagen, Boston and Toronto, with
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SOURCE: Cheapflights Canada
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