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Pandemic effect has prompted Quebecers opting to travel in province: study

A Quebec university study found that nearly three years of the pandemic have had an effect on the travel habits of Quebecers: even with the partial or complete lifting of restrictions, they increasingly prefer to travel at home. The most recent Cahier des tendances published by the Transat Chair in Tourism at the École des sciences de la gestion de l'UQAM revealed that inflation and health measures hurt many Quebecers.

Locals in the Gaspe peninsula are among those more Quebecers are checking out for vacation as the province's tourism industry is seeing more and more local visitors. (Daniel J. Rowe/CTV News)

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