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Despite inflation, Quebecers are keeping their travel plans for 2024

Despite inflation, Quebecers are keeping their travel plans for 2024

Despite inflation, Quebecers don’t plan to deprive themselves of travel, even if it means going into debt and cutting back on grocery spending, according to a recent study published Thursday.

According to the CAA-Quebec poll, nearly half (46%) of Quebecers plan to take at least one trip outside the province within the next year, while 29% of respondents plan to organize their main vacation trip in the winter.

Despite accelerating inflation putting pressure on household wallets, Quebecers could consider taking about two trips on average over the next year at an average cost of $2,322 each, we read.

In terms of destinations, the beach appears to be the most popular for 58% of Quebecers aged 35 to 54, while for those aged 55 and older, climate appears to be an important criterion before boarding a plane, according to CAA-Quebec.

The organization noted awareness among travelers of the necessity of obtaining emergency medical care insurance, as only 2% of its members admitted to traveling without any insurance. Half prefer to know their coverage before travelling.

“Taking the time to read and understand the contents of your insurance policy before departure is essential,” said Suzanne Michaud, vice president of insurance at CAA-Quebec, in a press release.

“Although many travelers have access to protection through their employer and credit cards, the inclusions are not necessarily adjusted to suit their needs,” she explained.

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