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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New survey shows how COVID-19 has disrupted Canadian’s travel plans this summer



 PRESS RELEASE

Ottawa, ON. MAY 5th, 2020 – The travel and tourism sector has been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. A typical weekend in late March sees about 40,000 Americans enter Canada by land. On March 29 of this year, that number fell to only 531.

These survey findings, released today by The Conference Board of Canada, show how much the pandemic has disrupted Canadians’ travel plans this summer and into next year. More survey results are available here.

“Our survey shows that travellers are paying attention to government’s guidelines and are staying home,” says Todd Crawford, Associate Director, Economic Forecasting, from The Conference Board of Canada.  “When it comes to domestic travel, we expect travel intentions should return to somewhat normal in April 2021. Whereas, international travel should remain at below-normal levels until December 2021.”