Kids today see the world like never before/Jaunt.ca deal of day: A Caribbean cruise
A great study out of Great Britain from the folks at Club Med finds that the average British child will travel more than 13,500 miles, try 35 foreign dishes and visit at least five different countries by the time they are 16.
I didn’t see a North American study equivalent, but I can guess.
The average Ontario resident by age 16 will have traveled 135,000 miles and
visited three foreign countries, those being the U.S. and then two countries
with palm trees and places where their parents can drink watered down fruit and
rum drinks and dance lewdly in the shallow end of a free-form swimming pool and
embarrass the hell out of those same kids. The average Ontario resident by age
16 will have been to Florida more often than to Newfoundland and will have tried
21 foreign dishes, 18 of them on a two-block stretch of Ossington Avenue.
The average American will have traveled more than 175,000 miles; all but 7.3 per cent of that within the United States, because why would you really want to go anywhere without free ice cubes, NASCAR and 24-hour-a-day access to Wolf Blitzer and Nancy Grace? The average American will have tried at least seven foreign dishes by the time they’re aged 16, including French fries and spaghetti and Canadian bacon, which doesn’t even exist in Canada.
On a more serious note, another new study says Canadians spend more money abroad than most other folks. Tourism-Review.com and IE Business School said the Chinese last year spent $102 billion abroad, thanks in part to reduced travel restrictions to places like Canada. Second place, just barely, were the Germans, with $83.8 billion in spending, followed by the U.S. at $83.7 billion. Next in order were the UK ($52.3 billion), Russia ($42.8 billion), France ($38.1 billion) and Canada, seventh in the world at $35.2 billion. That’s a lot on a per capita basis.
The U.S. is roughly ten times our size but we spent more a third of the money abroad than what Americans spent. Ha!
Mind you, they can fly to Hawaii or Puerto Rico and stay in the U.S. Our so-called banana belts can get snow almost any time from November to March or beyond. And let’s not talk about our rain-drenched summer of 2013, which has me dreaming of hopping a flight to one of those places with the rum-guzzling parents dancing in the pool if truth be known.
The study said Canadian spending abroad has jumped 20 per cent in the past two years.
The Canadian dollar’s strength has helped. Recently, however, it’s been hovering around 95 cents U.S., which could cause some folks to stay closer to home and go canoeing, possibly in a King St. underpass.
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