Is traveling out of country worth the cost?

With a new year comes more opportunities for travel, but why venture out of the country when affordable places are aplenty here?

In a recent report by, Canadian cities are becoming a hot place to travel.

The report showed for the fourth year in a row, three cities – Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal – remained the most popular destinations for international travelers.

A travel package including four-star hotel and flight costs approximately $1,100 to one of those cities, according to, while a trip to Orlando for the same package would cost more than $1,500.

Jeffrey Schwartz, executive director of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, says a vacation in the country is a smart way to affordably relax.

“Spending more money on traveling outside of Canada is putting more and more people in debt just for a few days of a different atmosphere,” Schwartz says. “We live in a beautiful country with so many places to travel – and at the same time, so many ways to save.”

If you’re looking to travel without incurring too much debt, Consolidated Credit has plenty of tips on how to plan your vacation while still saving money. If you feel like taking a permanent vacation from your debt, call a trained Consolidated Credit counsellor today at 1-888-294-3130.

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