TOPDECK is planning to increase capacity to Canada and the USA in its 2019/2020 program after its latest Youth Traveller Survey showed both markets now make up two of the top three sought-after destinations for youth travellers globally.
“The USA has pushed up the ranking to second and Canada is actually a new entry to the top five which is really interesting,” said Topdeck regional manager Asia Pacific Ben Ittensohn.
In response, the youth travel specialist is set to feature two new North American trips including a 10-day Pacific Northwest tour and an 11-day BBQ & Blues package.
Popular staples have also been earmarked for expansion to keep pace with recent growth.
“Our most popular trip to the US and Canada last year was our Canadian Rockies trip which was sold out across all departures…so we’ve put up more capacity on that program for next year with plans to grow the Canada market outside of this for the 2020/21 program,” Ittensohn said.
Topdeck’s survey also found that young Aussie travellers want more multi-destination tours, listing “ticking off all the bucket list destinations” as their most important travel priority.
“In the USA for example the bucket list includes places like Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and Miami,” Ittensohn said.
The new 10-day Pacific Northwest tour kicks off 10 Jun 2019 and is priced from $1,989 per person, while the 11-day BBQ & Blues package commences 16 Apr 2019 & starts from $2,809pp.
Full details for Topdeck’s latest itineraries will launch in the next couple of weeks with earlybird discounts set to be included.