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Expedia study finds Canadian courtesy extends to travel

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A study, led by Expedia, has found Canucks are above the global average in claiming we have done something kind

More than a quarter of those surveyed said they've given tips and recommendations to other passengers

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – We in Canada are known for our politeness, and a new survey has found that politeness extends to travel.

A study, led by Expedia, has found Canucks are above the global average in claiming we have done something kind, like helping someone else lift their suitcase into an overhead compartment.

Julie Blais-Comeau, an etiquette expert working with the travel company, says the study found some Canadians might even give up a window seat.

“One in three said that they would volunteer to switch their seat to accommodate another party that was not sitting together,” she says.

More than a quarter of those surveyed said they’ve given tips and recommendations to other passengers.

We’re pretty good guests too – more than three quarters say going through a host’s personal items is a big no.

Blais-Comeau suggests if you’re jetting off somewhere this summer, consider doing something kind for someone else, like surprising a stranger in line with a coffee or leaving a thank you for a host.