Canadians tend to primarily visit the United States when they go travelling abroad. With the low value of the loonie, Canadians will looking elsewhere this year, as it is too costly to visit the USA as opposed to other countries.
Last year’s decrease of Canadian travellers to the U.S. continued in the first three months of 2016 as 4.38 million Canadian residents went across the border for at least one night, down 13 per cent from the same period in 2015 and matching a low set in 2010, according to data from Statistics Canada.
While interest in the U.S. has waned, 3.8 million Canadians travelled to other international destinations, up 6.2 per cent over the previous year and 33 per cent since 2010.
The real question is, why don’t millennials, and other generations, want to travel in Canada? Is Canada not exotic enough to attract young people to tour around this great country?