Canada's Most Common Travel Pet Peeves

A recent survey reveals what Canadians dislike most about travelling

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - With the holidays fast approaching, many Canadians are dreaming about their upcoming travel adventures with family and friends. Holiday travel can be an exciting and wonderful time for many, but most forget the annoying travel habits of some fellow travelers that threaten to take the joy out of getting to the destination!

According to a recent survey conducted by®, the majority of Canadians love travelling, but find that dealing with other people's annoying travel habits prevent them from doing things that they enjoy. To reduce the aggravation of travelling during the holidays, Canadians are proactively taking steps to avoid any hassle, specifically, 66 per cent of Canadians schedule their travel at off-peak times to avoid the crowds and more than half of Canadians book in advance to get the best deals.

Canadians' biggest pet peeves while travelling include (in order of frustration):

  • Unexpected costs
  • Transportation delays
  • Complainers
  • Seat etiquette offenses such as armrest hogs, seat-switchers and excessive recliners

Other survey findings include:

  • Most travel etiquette offenders are under the age of 35
  • A majority of Canadians (56 per cent) are selective about who they will travel with
  • One quarter of Canadians are annoyed most by a lack of seat courtesy and carry-on baggage offenses.
  • Men are less likely to travel during the holidays at all or will travel during off-peak times in an effort to reduce aggravation.

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About the survey
From November 14th to November 15th 2016 an online survey was conducted among 1,513 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been statistically weighted according to education, age, gender and region (and in Quebec, language) Census data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of Canada. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.

About Travelocity
Travelocity encourages travelers to "Wander Wisely™" and is dedicated to being the champion of the customer with its Customer 1st Guarantee, making the traveling experience both simple and memorable with competitive prices, 24/7 customer service and more. Based in Dallas, Texas, Travelocity is owned by the Expedia Group, one of the world's leading travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes many of the world's leading online travel properties.

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For further information: Lex Pearce, Citizen Relations, 416 967 8115 office,

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