Gone are the days of FOMO (fear of missing out), and now it has given rise to JOMO (the joy of missing out). A study by Skyscanner has revealed nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of Canadians are looking to head off the beaten track for their next break, shunning the traditional holiday Instagram photos.
However, it is "slow travel" which tops the travel trends for 2020, which involves people taking a more leisurely break during the coming year.
A whopping two fifths (40 per cent) of Canadians will be prioritising rest over sightseeing ahead of their next trip abroad, so they can return refreshed.
Juliano Lopez, Head of Research & Insights at Skyscanner, said: "As a traveller-first company, we pay close attention to what is inspiring Canadians so we can help them make informed travel decisions. Compared to 2019, when the hottest trend was solo travel, we're seeing a shift toward escapism and relaxation in 2020. Our data shows that Canadians are intrigued by the road less travelled and getting away whenever they can - whether it's for an extended trip or a weekend."