As the weather gets warmer, Canadians are getting ready to pack their bags and head out on sun-soaked spring vacations and adventure-fuelled getaways. According to a report on spring 2023 travel trends from Airbnb, interest in international travel continues to be on the rise, as Canadians are showing a renewed interest in heading abroad.
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Canadian travellers also appear to be more interested in enjoying the hustle and bustle of city life following the lift on pandemic restrictions, as they head to hotspots like Tokyo and Rome. With a growing desire for sustainable travel, many Canadians are also staying local and heading out on west coast trips.
In terms of the most-booked categories this spring, Canadian travellers are on the hunt for some vitamin D after a long winter, as they search for amazing pools, beaches and tropical destinations.
But where exactly are Canadians travelling to this spring? We break down the top spring 2023 travel trends, according to the recent Airbnb report.
The top international destinations to travel to this spring
Solo travellers and couples alike are ready to take in the sights and immerse themselves in the rich cultures of international historic cities. In fact, there’s a particular interest in heading to Europe and Asia, as Canadian guests are ready to immerse themselves in urban travel.
See also: 10 best places to travel in April.
Here are the top 10 international destinations that Canadians are travelling to this spring, according to Airbnb.
- Tokyo, Japan
- Rome, Italy
- Seoul, South Korea
- Málaga, Spain
- Nashville, Tennessee, US
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Porto, Portugal
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Orlando, Florida, US
The top Canadian destinations to travel to this spring
While international travel is on the rise, many Canadians are still opting to travel domestically. As the long, gloomy Canadian winter reaches an end, heading outdoors and taking in the scenery is top-of-mind for Canadians, who are primarily heading to British Columbia and other west coast hotspots.
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Here are the top 10 domestic destinations Canadians are travelling to this spring.
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Kelowna, British Columbia
- Calgary, Alberta
- Halifax, Nova Scotia
- Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Sun Peaks, British Columbia
- Revelstoke, British Columbia
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Banff, Alberta
- Vancouver, British Columbia
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