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Survey reveals Canadians are changing travel plans

With many airports around the world suffering from flight delays and lost luggage, implemented a new Surveys show that many Canadians have been working hard on theirtravelplans for a long time.

"We found that 35% of Canadians who had planned to travel by plane changed their plans," said John Shmuel, editor-in-chief of said.

More than ever, people are considering purchasing travel insurance to protect themselves from the consequences of flight delays and lost luggage.

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Canadians who changed their travel plans were also considering purchasing travel insurance in light of this event," Shmuel said.

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These problems are primarily due to staffing shortages, not unique to the travel industry, but to many other It's also a problem.

John Shmuel says he has seen both the good and the bad.

“I have personally heard stories of friends and family who had wonderful experiences.


SKYXE Saskatoon Airport takes these challenges to this level. I have never experienced it.

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SKYXE's Vice President of Business Development and Service Quality, CJ Dushinksi, said:

According to Dushinski, the number of travelers to the airport has not declined.

“Over the past summer, June to July, we have recovered more than 78-80% of what we would have seen in 2019. It's a far cry from the summer of 2018.”

Airports have noted some concerns about transfers to other airports.

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"When things are happening at the up-line station, things are happening in Toronto, connecting flights, "The bags haven't reached their final destination," or they're traveling outbound and getting lost somewhere in between, says Dushinski.

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Tourist arrivals are expected to decline towards the end of the year.

“Right now, we are not seeing a slowdown in travel from a summer perspective. We are still seeing fairly high numbers of trips. Fall is approaching, kids are back in school and summer vacation is over, she said.