Quebec City Travelers Story
A traditional survey of Quebecers’ summer vacation plans carried out by CAA-Quebec shows a high level of confidence among Quebecers. Most of the respondents in 2016 said they would stay at home, but in 2017, a majority of the respondents said they would love to adventure.
Philippe Blain, the Vice President, Travel for CAA-Quebec said that Quebecers were more relaxed in 2016 and wanted to make up for it in 2017 with 7 out of 10 of the respondents indicating interest in traveling.
Moreover, Quebecers who travel in 2017 had a longer stay than those who travelled in 2016. Also, most people spent their holidays in distant destinations in 2017 as compared to 2016. Several factors contributed to the changes recorded in 2017, one such factor is the international climate and the travelers’ budget. The budget is the most important determining factor in people’s choice of destination as it determines the average amount they set aside for their vacation.
However, 12% of the respondents say they will be going on vacation without travel insurance to cover their medical expenses. This is worrisome. Most people still assume that their province of Quebec’s insurance (RAMQ) will provide comprehensive coverage even if they travel to another province. For some other people, they assume that their credit card provider’s insurance is enough to cover them.
However, it should be noted that a health emergency bill outside the province of Quebec can run into tens of thousands of dollars and your credit card provider’s insurance or your provincial plan may be insufficient to cover it.
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