“Extraordinary pent-up demand” for travel is prompting Canadians to book these US cities


Travel lovers are eager to get moving again, and there’s one place that’s definitely seeing the results of Canadians’ pent-up demand: the US

A popular destination even before the pandemic, get data from Yahoo Canada the last full week has shown that Expedia saw a 10 percent increase in flight searches specifically to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Honolulu and San Francisco.

“It’s been a long two years and there is extraordinary pent-up demand,” Christopher Heywood, Executive Vice President of Global Communications at New York & company told Yahoo Canada on the phone when he saw a double-decker bus full of tourists pass his window.

“Not only have people missed their opportunity to travel to the greatest city on earth, New York City, they also have a love affair with her.”

“New York City is one of the few places where you can literally travel around the world without leaving the five boroughs. So it really is the ultimate multicultural international experience. One of the things we’ve done during the pandemic is that we’ve doubled down to highlight different experiences that really give people a better sense of what New York City has to offer.”

Two long years have passed and there is an extraordinary amount of catching up to do.

As travel resumes, sustainability-focused travel is also a priority for visitors, including those traveling to New York City.

“I think people are more sustainable, they want to make a positive impact on the place that they visit,” Heywood said. “I definitely think visitors are looking for destinations that are committed to sustainability.”

“I think to be able to support the local economy, to be able to help small businesses and to be able to support the livelihoods that come with that, I think [also] so important.”

Hotel development in New York is also on the rise, with plans to expand from 118,000 rooms to 130,000 rooms over the next few years, allowing the city to be even better prepared for rising visitor numbers.

Based on hotel searches on ExpediaThese are the top travel destinations for Canadians in the USA:

  • Las Vegas

  • NYC

  • Honolulu

  • Orlando

  • Anaheim

  • maui

  • San Diego

  • Seattle

  • Nashville

  • Myrtle Beach

Window lights spell out “Hope” and the shape of a heart at the Park MGM Hotel-Casino during the closure of all casinos and non-essential businesses in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on April 3, 2020 . REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Las Vegas, Nevada

There is always something to see and do in Las Vegas, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

If you go in June, grab tickets for Aerosmith’s 50th Anniversary Residency in Las Vegasat Dolby Live at Park MGM, starting June 17, or catch the Jonas Brothers during their five-day residency, also at Dolby Live, between June 3-11.

Travelers and sports fans who want to get away earlier can take advantage of this NFL draft experiencean interactive football theme park that will be open to the public free of charge for all three days of the draft from April 28th to 30th.

If you’re a fan of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Lisa Vanderpump and her husband Ken Todd’s second restaurant in Las Vegas. Vanderpump in Parisin Paris Las Vegas.

The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel in New York

The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel in New York

New York City, New York

A pretty quick trip for many Canadians, it’s always a great time to visit New York City.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week in July, featuring a variety of specialty menus from restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. Fans of the Amazon Prime Video show The wonderful Mrs. Maisel can take a tour of the places shown in the series, traveling in a 1957 Chevy.

If you are looking for a newer experience, a new hotel that Aman Hotel in New York, slated to open in May in the Crown Building, the first home of the Museum of Modern Art. Looking for pampering in the city that QC New York Spa recently opened on Governor’s Island, offering immersive spa experiences with city views. The newly renovated Javits Center debuts its seven-acre green canopy with 35 species of birds, five species of bats and thousands of honey bees.

If you’ve never been to New York City or just crave the classics, there are definitely a few of New York’s must-see attractions, including the Statue of Liberty Bemelmann’s Bar at the legendary Carlyle Hotel and enjoy afternoon tea The Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel.

A tip from Christopher Heywood: The best way to explore New York really is on foot, walking around the city, taking the subway, which is not only a more eco-conscious way to explore, but also a way to “deeper.” to go”. your exploration of the city.

Surfboards on famous Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Surfboards on famous Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Honolulu, Hawaii

The state capital of Hawaii is an incredibly unique destination.

Experience traditional Hawaiian sports like outrigger paddling and surfing. Also, there’s nothing quite like taking in Hawaii’s natural beauty by hiking the terrain with one varied hiking trails for beginners and experts alike.

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Hawaii Tourism Authority have partnered to launch it Malama Hawaii, which urges visitors to embark on a journey that “makes Hawaii and gives back to them.” These experiences include volunteering projects such as reforestation and tree planting, self-directed beach clean-ups, ocean reef conservation, and making Hawaiian quilts for local elders. Visitors can also enjoy a free extra night at participating hotels.

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Window Pavilion at Epcot will feature a new storytelling attraction that rotates to keep guests focused on the action and will feature the first reverse launch on a Disney roller coaster.  (Disney/Marvel)

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Window Pavilion at Epcot will feature a new storytelling attraction that rotates to keep guests focused on the action and will feature the first reverse launch on a Disney roller coaster. (Disney/Marvel)


We can’t talk about Orlando without talking about everything new and exciting that visitors can experience at theme parks.

Next month, on May 27th, Walt Disney World Resort will make a new debut Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Roller Coaster at Epcot, the first Disney reverse launch roller coaster and the first roller coaster attraction at Epcot.

September seems far away, but as interest in travel grows, you can already buy tickets and packages for Universal Orlando Resort presents Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida. For 43 nights from September 2nd to October 31st, the event includes 10 new haunted houses, five scare zones and two live shows.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Main Street Electrical Parade, this nighttime extravaganza returns to Disneyland Park on April 22, 2022. Inspired by the original parade design and Disney legend Mary Blair’s iconic art style on It’s a Small World, the new grand finale brings together classic and contemporary favorites, led by the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio. (Sean Teegarden/Disneyland Resort )

Anaheim, California

If you’re more of a Disneyland resort type, as opposed to Disney World, don’t miss this Electric parade on the main street, returning for a limited time starting April 22nd, with an epic ending sequence inspired by the original float designs and Mary Blair’s art style on It’s a Small World. The first ever Disney Junior Fun Fest is also coming to Disney California Adventure Park on April 29, a day-long celebration beginning with a cavalcade of beloved Disney Junior characters as well as a Disney Junior Dance Party and a “Spidey and his Amazing Friends” photo wall in the Hollywood Backlot.

When starting your trip to Anaheim, make a stop at the Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festivalwhich runs through April 24th, with interesting Boysenberry dishes like Crab Sushi Rolls with Boysenberry Aioli and a Boysenberry Rocky Road Brownie.


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