Canadians have their choice of travel between the Dominican Republic as its fourth destination , ranking the United States first, followed by Mexico and Cuba, while the fifth, seventh and eighth preserve it for Britain, France, Italy and Germany as featured in the Vancouver Sun magazine in its June 22nd issue.
Canadians seek new experiences in the U.S. being the first destination for Canadian travelers, followed by Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic , Britain, France, Italy and Germany, explains, a note of that publication offered by the Canadian Embassy in the country. Canada is a nation of travelers, says Lindsay Perlman, co-president of Ensemble Travel Group, “enjoyed traveling , especially abroad, and this is reflected in who we are, most Canadians have come to Canada from afar.”
And even the crisis in 2008 didn`t keep the Canadians at home, says Perlman, whose Toronto-based company serves 850 travel agencies in North America with 450 in Canada. “The numbers were down,” he said, but not in the way that U.S. decreased. Canadians still travelled because there were significant travel deals out there.”
“In the winter, we want sun – beaches and cruises,” Pearlman says. “Mexico, the Caribbean, and for Western Canadians , Hawaii and the U.S. southwest. Hawaii has had some good deals because it took a significant hit during the recession.”
Editor`s note: Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic is one of the main destinations for Canadians , specially Sosua and Cabarete. Thousands of Canadians visit the North coast each year and much of the local pubs, bars and restaurants belong to Canadian expats, a famous one is the Jolly Rogers on Pedro Clisante Street and the Britannia Bar almost next to it.