Despite the economic downturn, Canadians (69% of them) are still planning vacations according to a recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of TripHarbour.ca
And it appears that Canadians are also increasingly looking at cruising for their vacations. Two in ten (21%) have taken a cruise vacation in the past, and one in three (33%) say they’d consider taking a cruise for their next vacation.
But it’s clearly a more popular option outside Quebec.
Albertans (44%) are most likely to say they’d consider a cruise for their next vacation, followed by those in British Columbia (41%), Ontario (40%), Atlantic Canada (34%), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (25%), and Quebec (17%).
More boat than love for Quebeckers
survey conducted by Leger Marketing last year offers an interesting glimpse at
what goes on in cabins on cruise ship. We learn that not only are Quebeckers
less likely to take cruises, “Cruise-going Quebeckers are less likely to have
had sex (22 per cent) than the rest of Canada. British Columbians and Ontarians
boast the highest membership in the ‘Naughtycal Mile Club’ (57 and 55 per cent
respectively)” – For more on this fascinating topic of significant interest to
the travel trade, read this article creatively titled “Canadians kiss and tell
about sex at sea”. I'm waiting for the survey on Quebeckers suffering from motion sickness to draw conclusions.