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When planning for vacations this summer, most Canadians say they are staying in the country
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of Canadians plan to travel within Canada
of Canadians plan to travel to the U.S.
of Canadians plan to take a vacation in 2012
more Canadians took day trips to the U.S. in May 2012 compared to May 2011
TIPS TO KEEP DRIVERS ALERT ON LONG TRIPS
Get a full night’s sleep and leave in the morning. Let the kids know ahead of time that stops will be made when the driver is tired — not when they want to stop. Allow extra time in case of unanticipated delays such as tra c or construction. Plan at least one long rest stop along the way. Stop every few hours to stretch and get some fresh air. Switch drivers every couple of hours. Eat healthy snacks every few hours — greasy fast food will only make you feel tired. Don’t ﬁght fatigue. Pull over immediately if you feel tired. Don’t rely on ca eine to keep you awake, it only provides a temporary spike in energy. Let the person who isn’t driving handle the kids. The driver needs to focus on the road.
of Canadians plan to travel outside North America
say a ordability is the biggest factor when planning where to go
Where Canadians are planning on travelling within Canada
Tourism spending by Canadians in Canada rose by 0.6% in the ﬁrst quarter of 2012
more Canadians visited the U.S. longer than one day in May 2012 compared to May 2011
Overseas spending by Canadian travellers hit a record high of $3.3B in the ﬁrst quarter of 2012
more Canadians visited countries other than the U.S. in May 2012 compared to May 2011
Spending in the U.S. by Canadian travellers decreased 1.6% in the ﬁrst quarter of 2012, however the number of trips increased by 2.7%
13% Top U.S.
Top international destinations For Canadians planning on this summer travelling internationally
For Canadians planning on travelling there this summer
New York Florida California Washington Massachusetts
Sources: BMO’s 2012 Summer Travel Survey; insurancehunter.ca; Statistics Canada
9% 8% 7%
Who visited Canada?
Thousands of people, May 2012
6% 6% 6%
England Germany Mexico U.K. France
SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY MEGAN DINNER/QMI AGENCY