Richard D’Ambrosio, Travel Market Report
Whether this online movement will result in less Canadians traveling to the U.S. remains to be seen. Photo: Shutterstock.com.
Declining interest in leisure travel to the U.S. could become part of a growing sentiment in Canada to avoid purchasing American products and services.
Since sharp words were exchanged following the G7 summit in Canada last weekend, and subsequent tariff threats were made, Canadian news outlets have been reporting a rise in Canadian shoppers saying they are boycotting products like Florida oranges, Kentucky bourbon and California wine. That boycott may now include vacation travel to America.
In a story published by the Toronto Star this week, 71 percent of readers replying to a survey asking about intent to travel to the U.S. as a result of the current administration, said, “I don’t want to go there now, if at all.” Approximately 21,000 responses were recorded five days after the editorial was published.