5 Wow Deal Destinations for 2017
Savvy travellers on a budget can get a jump start on making their New Year’s (travel) resolutions this year with Travelzoo’s list of 2017 Wow Deal Destinations.
What sets this list apart is that it’s not just any “best-of” or “must-see” roundup. Our Wow Deal Destinations list is comprised of places where we predict we’ll be seeing amazing deals in the new year. After rigorous discussions and debates, our deal experts narrowed down a world of nominees to a pick of five. Consider this your budget bucket list.
Two themes were common among all the destinations our deal experts selected this year:
Bigger bang for the buck
The buying power of the Canadian dollar has been stymied, but the low loonie hasn’t diminished Canadians’ hunger to travel. The dollar goes further in each of the five featured destinations, while the cost of living is favourable enough to take the sting out of the currency conversion. In many of the destinations, the real costs of hotels, dining, attractions, shopping and other activities are 10%-30% lower than a couple years ago, including the five that made our list.
Although we aren’t in the practice of forecasting foreign exchange rates, if this trend continues, 2017 will mark another year that Canadians will be collecting passport stamps.
There’s more to go around
New flights, new hotels and new reasons to travel: When destinations get easier to get to, or stay in, we find that the deals follow. All of the five destinations we list have seen supply increase in 2017 due to expansion of airline routes or added hotel rooms.
With these factors in mind, read on to see our deals and longtime travel guy Jim Byers' tips for destinations that will “wow” you in 2017.