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Poll finds Canadians planning summer vacation expect to spend $1,700 on average

Chris Bouchard checks flight times at Toronto Pearson Airport on April 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu
June 29, 2012 - 6:39 AM

TORONTO - An online survey of more than 1,500 people across Canada finds 55 per cent plan to take a vacation this summer.

Of those who do have vacation plans for July or August, the Leger Marketing poll found the average spending target was about $1,700.

Respondents from Alberta had the highest vacation budget, averaging nearly $2,300.

Quebec residents had the lowest spending target, at just over $1,300

Canada was the preferred destination for 74 per cent of those planning a vacation while the United States accounted for most of the remainder.

The online poll was conducted last week for CIBC, one of the country's big banks.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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