May 16, 2011 11:00 ET

Poll: For Favourite Attractions, Canadians Look West

Alberta's Rocky Mountains and Banff National Park Top List

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - School's almost out and many Canadians are busy planning their annual summer vacations. Those choosing to stay in-country have a plethora of fantastic national attractions to choose from, but western Canada has the edge when it comes to entertaining tourists, according to the newest 'State of Air Travel Poll' from FlightNetwork.com, one of Canada's leaders in online travel.

FlightNetwork.com's series of polls are aimed at giving Canadians a voice to weigh-in on the biggest issues facing the travel industry. This latest poll asked Canadian consumers to identify Canada's favourite tourist attractions.

Western Canada is home to two of the top three choices; of the 863 Canadian travellers polled:

  • 32.2% chose the Rocky Mountains as Canada's best attraction;

  • Ontario got a boost, with 25.4% choosing Niagara Falls as their favourite;

  • 21.3% named Alberta's Banff National Park as the best place to visit.

Asked what factors led to their 'best attraction' choice, an overwhelming 62.9% of the respondents cited amazing scenery/views as their top criteria, followed by 'lots to see/do' at 22.8%. Finally, a small number of participants (5.9%) also cited family friendly entertainment as the reason for their choice.

About FlightNetwork.com (www.flightnetwork.com)

As one of Canada's leaders in online travel, FlightNetwork.com delivers the lowest airfares from the top airlines by offering consumers access to over 2 million bulk rates negotiated with major airlines. Its proprietary flight booking engine offers last second booking and the exclusive ability to 'mix and match' fares – the only Canadian online travel agency that allows booking on different airlines for departure and return flights to get the lowest fares possible. Backing up Flight Network's award winning online service are over 65 insightful travel specialists in the FlightNetwork.com call centre.

A trusted travel partner, FlightNetwork.com powers flight and travel search results to MSN.ca's large and diverse online audience.

FlightNetwork.com CEO Naman Budhdeo was named to the 2010 top 40 under 40 awards, presented by The Globe and Mail and The Caldwell Partners. The awards recognize the leadership, vision and achievement of Canada's young leaders.

FlightNetwork.com was recently named to the 22nd annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine.

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