Statistics recently released show Canadians are traveling abroad in record numbers. The total number of overnight trips, including those to the US and overseas locations, topped 2.8 million for the first time in nearly 40 years of record keeping.
Statistics recently released show Canadians are traveling abroad in record numbers. The total number of overnight trips, including those to the US and overseas locations, topped 2.8 million for the first time in nearly 40 years of record keeping. In response to this increased travel on the part of Canadians, Canuck Abroad (www.canuckabroad.com), a community website for Canadians traveling abroad, announced the introduction of its around the world tickets, trip and flight planner.
The flight planner allows the traveler to choose from dozens of cities around the world, and generates an instant quote, making the process of putting a trip around the world together easier. Trips can be arranged beginning at around $2,000, featuring three to four flights around the world.
Through the planner, a consumer can select the city they want to fly to and choose as many or few stops as they like, including travel overland between certain destinations. Users of the website planner will find it cheaper to use the flight planner for multi-stop trips as opposed to airline sites where individual flights must be selected, the Canuck Abroad website explains. The site then assembles the best itinerary, helping with visa information and obtaining the lowest prices. According to rate information, a traveler could actually fly around the world for what it would cost for a week-long trip to Mexico.
Many customers report irritation when planning online trips, Canuck Abroad admits. The constant entering of trip details can leave planners frustrated. The trip planner offered by Canuck Abroad, however, offers the ability to enter flight details only one time, which leads to the comparison of airfares from sites like Expedia, Flight Network, Travelocity and dozens more to the planner.
Obtaining all of the proper paperwork can also be an obstacle for some travellers. Fortunately, Canuck Abroad can also help those traveling abroad obtain the right passports and visas to make their trips hassle-free, addressing such issues as working holiday visas and student visas. Additionally, Canuck Abroad offers immigration advice regarding overseas banking options, jobs abroad and specialty advice for women, adventure seekers and business travelers.
What started as a point of reference for Canadian travelers due to the lack of information on the Internet, has now grown to a full-sized website featured on Financial Post, CBCTelevision, and National Post. Canuck Abroad currently contains complete information for anyone traveling the world or living abroad, Canadian or otherwise.