Canadian Travellers stretch their dollars with travel deals and points programs
- TD Canada Trust Credit Cards Travel Poll reveals that for 99% of Canadian travellers, the deal's the thing -
Canadians love their travel reward points:
One way that Canadians save up to get the deal they want is to consciously collect extra travel rewards in advance of booking a trip. Sixty-seven per cent of travelling cardholders follow this money-saving strategy before travelling. Forty per cent have used or redeemed rewards when travelling over the past year and 23% feel that their travel rewards have helped them afford their trip and nearly one in five (19%) say that the main reason they have used their rewards over the past year is because of the economy.
The importance of a deal:
Almost a quarter (23%) of Canadians say that they would not travel if they could not get the deal they want, or they would prefer to stay home rather than pay full price. More than 60% of travellers are willing to consider changing the dates of their next vacation if it meant that they could get a better deal on travel and 42% will consider changing their vacation destination to get a better deal.
Canadians will bend over backward to get the travel deals they want including: planning far ahead to reap early booking discounts (62%); avoiding peak travel seasons (55%); searching for package deals (54%); using travel reward points (53%); and waiting to book at the last minute to get sell-offs (35%).
"Our research suggests that Canadians love to travel but being able to get the deal they want is an extremely important part of their travel planning, to the point where they are willing to be flexible on things like dates, mode of travel and even destinations," says
Canadians are flexible but don't compromise on peace of mind:
Canadians may be flexible about many aspects of their trip, but not about protection. Respondents consider trip cancellation insurance (58%) to be the most important credit card feature when travelling. This was followed by travel medical insurance (51%) and car rental insurance (48%).
TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card customers are provided with added peace of mind when travelling. With automatic Travel Medical Insurance, plus Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Insurance included when their Card is used to purchase travel, travellers are covered from the unexpected.
About the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card:
The TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card gives cardholders the flexibility to get the travel deal they want and to use their TD Points earned to pay for it - whether through their favourite travel agent, online website, tour package provider, a last-minute deal or promotion, or directly through the hotel or airline. With no blackout periods or restrictions on airlines, collecting and redeeming points on your TD First Class Travel Card is even more rewarding. And, while many competitor programs require their cardholders to reach point tiers to travel to specified destinations or limit the number of seats available, with the TD First Class Travel Card, redeeming points is simple and easy to understand. For every
Specifically for Canadians who love to travel, the TD First Class Travel Card offers additional premium features such as:
- Travel Medical Insurance - Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption Insurance - VIP treatment at the world's finest select boutique and luxury hotels and resorts through exclusive hotel privileges - Access to ratings and reviews of the world's most outstanding restaurants - TD Traveller alert email sent by the TD Travel Rewards Centre once or twice monthly (subject to travel deal availability) that directs cardholders to great exclusive travel deals! - Exclusive VIP airport lounge access with the new Priority Pass Lounge Feature. Membership with Priority Pass provides TD First Class Travel cardholders access to over 600 VIP airport lounges (11 in Canadian Airports) in over 300 cities world wide.
For more information about the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card visit: http://www.tdfirstclasstravel.com
About the TD
A total of 1004 online interviews with English and French speaking Canadians who have a credit card and have travelled in the past 12 months age 18 plus were conducted with Angus Reid Forum panelists between
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