KAYAK data shows Canadians eager to see US border reopen with searches reaching 322% on July 19

New data from KAYAK shows that Maui, Honolulu, Las Vegas, new York, Los Angeles and Orlando are the top U.S. destinations Canadians plan to visit this fall

TORONTO, July 22, 2021 / CNW / – KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, has released new data showing that Canadians can’t wait to set foot in the United States – and once they do, they’re good to go.

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KAYAK data shows that the most searched travel destinations by Canadians in the United States this fall include Maui, Honolulu, Las Vegas, new York, Los Angeles and Orlando. After more than a year of staying close to home, it’s clear that Canadians are looking for a combination of warm beaches, bright lights and the fun of city life, outside of Canada’s borders.

As polls hinted Canadians were ready to travel to the United States once borders reopened, KAYAK data showed nationwide enthusiasm surged July 19, following an update by the Prime Minister of from Canada provincial and territorial premiers on the possibility of a Canada– Reopening of the US border in August. Here’s what KAYAK found:

  • KAYAK saw a 322% increased travel searches of Canada in the United States on July 19 compared to the same day the previous week

  • And, it seems the sentiment is mutual with US research towards Canada sting 194 percent to July 19 compared to the same day the previous week

In fact, for every major government travel update in June and July, KAYAK has seen a consistent trend in searches for trips to the United States by Canadians:

  • When the government announced the date on which these travel changes would be implemented the June 21st, KAYAK saw a peak of searches in the United States 50 percent that day compared to the previous week.

  • Continuing the trajectory, when the Canadian government announced that fully vaccinated travelers eligible to enter Canada would not be subject to the federal quarantine requirement or stay in a hotel licensed by the government on July the 5th, travel searches from the United States to Canada increase 12 percent compared to the same day a week before, while searches for Canada in the United States increased 24 percent compared to the same day a week before.

“Canadians are ready to travel again with constant domestic and international travel searches increasing since early May, “said Steve sintra, Managing Director and Vice-President of KAYAK, North America. “In fact, national searches exceeded 2019 levels for the first time in June and have continued to rise. While searches for international travel are still on the decline due to the various restrictions still in place, it is clear that Canadians are optimistic as interest in international travel has fared better in recent days than in the year. last.”

As Canadians look forward to exploring the United States this fall, KAYAK data shows that Canadian travel habits differ slightly from coast to coast.

  • Torontonians love to live in the city and are looking for bright city lights: Las Vegas and new York at the top of the most popular search list.

  • Vancouverites are looking to ride the wave. Although the West Coast has some of the best beaches in the world, Vancouverites are looking to swap their local beaches for those in Hawaii with Maui and Honolulu among the most popular destinations this fall.

  • The party can continue for Calgarians after the Stampede with these special destinations. The reinstated Calgary the gist is just the beginning, with Calgarians looking to channel the same rodeo energy with the best looking for offers in U.S. cities like Nashville and Phoenix in addition to living the nightlife in New Orleans.

  • Montreal the inhabitants are ready to trade the paving stones for melatonin. In search of a change of scenery between the architecture and the cobbled streets of Quebec, Montreal residents envision a warm oasis, escaping to the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Honolulu.

  • Winnipeg and Halifax residents have one thing in common: they crave nightlife. Residents of both Canadian cities are looking to shake up their routine and try their luck in the bright lights of Las Vegas.

As Canadians prepare to travel internationally this fall, KAYAK Travel restrictions page details what is currently open and what is not, including airports, hotels, bars, restaurants and even outdoor recreation, broken down country by country so travelers have the information they need need before arriving in a new destination.

For more on KAYAK’s US Data Trend Outlook, visit www.kayak.com/flight-trends which offers additional information on travel trends in Canada.


KAYAK, a subsidiary of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries on our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, vacation, rental car, cruise or vacation package. We’re also transforming the travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information visit www.KAYAK.com.


To determine the search peak following the July 19 announcement, KAYAK considered searches from the United States to Canada of June 1 to July 19 to travel from From August 15 to December 31, 2021. To determine the peak of searches from Canada in the United States, KAYAK has considered searches from June 22 to July 21 to travel at any time.

For province-specific data, KAYAK considered searches from Canada in the United States of June 21 to June 28 to travel this fall (From September 7 to November 15). Additionally, to determine travel peaks around key government announcements, KAYAK considered CA locale searches performed on (specific dates described below) compared to the previous week with travel anytime.

Specific dates include:




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