Road trips and other local travel filling void left by dramatic decline in air travel outside of Canada
If you’re itching for a change of scenery this summer, you’re not alone. In a recent survey of Ontarians, only 1-in-4 respondents has taken a vacation in the past year. With the Government of Ontario moving into Stage 2 of its reopening framework today and many Ontarians weighing safe travel options, taking a road trip is the top choice this summer. In fact, road trips and other local travel appear to be filling a void left by a dramatic decline in air travel outside of Canada.
“Whether you’re headed to the cottage, camping or are passing through the GTA to your final destination, we’re proud to be the route of choice to spend less time in traffic and more time making memories on your summer vacation,” said Javier Tamargo, President and CEO, 407 ETR.
More than half of 407 ETR drivers report time savings between 20 to 60 minutes per trip and with Highway 407 ETR’s exceptional safety record and free roadside assistance if you run into trouble on the road, it’s the ideal route for road trippers.
According to the survey, almost 4-in-5 Ontarians have enjoyed road tripping at some point in their lives and 64% of respondents said that family road trips were part of their childhood. Not surprisingly, 81% of survey respondents planning a road trip said they would like to take a road trip with their family this summer.
If you’re planning a road trip, in addition to packing a vehicle safety kit, 407 ETR is encouraging drivers to download 407 ETR’s mobile app which allows users to conveniently calculate tolls and set routes to receive notifications about traffic conditions impacting their drive. Learn more at 407etr.com/app.