Happy First Birthday!
One year ago today I launched Next Departure. Today, it has +25,000k followers across social media and it’s constantly growing. It would have been impossible without each and every one of you. For anyone that has signed up, or shared one of my deals, or liked and commented, I give my most sincerest thanks. I get to do what I’m passionate about because you made it possible. For the upcoming year, I want it to be bigger and better including a revamped website, more travel-related content and much more. Save your days off as much as possible because 2017 will be an amazing travel year for you guys!
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Here are some accomplishments and stats from the past year:
– Over 1600 travel deal posts
– Providing deals from 12 Canadian departures including recent additions: Victoria, Saskatoon, Regina & St. John’s
– Over 20,000 Facebook fans
– Launched a Facebook group where you can share travel deals, advice, tips and useful links with fellow Canadian travellers.
– Providing not only flight deals but including vacation and cruise deals as well.
– Featured on Huffington Post, Global News, Business Financial Post and more.
Top 10 most viewed travel deals:
- Canada to Europe or North Africa – Starting $325 CAD RT
- Vancouver to Los Angeles – $65 RT
- Toronto to Turks and Caicos – $263 CAD RT
- 3-in-1 Deal: Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa to Hong Kong, Taipei & Seoul – $797 to $833 CAD
- Flight+Hotel Deal: 7 or 8 nights from Toronto to Ink Hotel in NYC – Starting $475 CAD
- Canada to Tokyo, Japan – $568 CAD RT
- Vancouver to Honolulu or Maui, Hawaii – $357 CAD RT
- Flight+Hotel+Car Deal: 7 nights from Toronto to Orlando – Starting $286 CAD
- Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto or Winnipeg to Honolulu or Maui, Hawaii – $402 CAD RT
- Toronto to Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – $277 CAD RT
Top 5 most frequent destinations where the cheapest flight deals occur:
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Paris, France
- London, UK
- Orlando, Florida
Top 5 most frequent airlines that provide the cheapest flight deals:
- Icelandair (Iceland + Europe)
- WOW Air (Iceland + Europe)
- WestJet (Canada, USA, Caribbean, London)
- United or ANA (Asia)
- China Eastern (Asia)
Congratulations on your achievements! I’m happy I got to watch it all from the beginning.
Surprised that Westjet makes the top five list for flight deals. We just got back from Ottawa to Bucharest return for $674 CAD, flying with Lufthansa…we wish they had more flight deals! Great airline!
Congratulations on a great year and wonderful service! We have seen much more of the world than we had ever dreamt possible due in large part to you! Cheers!
I have been a big supporter over the year here and elsewhere in the past. With your deals I have gone on 5 trips with my girlfriend and have sent my parents on 2 trips as well. This simply would not have been possible without you. I am truly grateful. You are a superstar in my books.
Congratulations on your anniversary!