A Canadian dollar is placed by an American dollar in Ottawa, Thursday Sept. 20, 2007. High inflation and a strong U.S. dollar will weigh heavily on Canadian snowbirds this winter, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A Canadian dollar is placed by an American dollar in Ottawa, Thursday Sept. 20, 2007. High inflation and a strong U.S. dollar will weigh heavily on Canadian snowbirds this winter, experts say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation, strong U.S. dollar will weigh on snowbirds’ plans, experts say

Some snowbirds are opting for a shorter travel period or eyeing different destinations

High inflation and a strong U.S. dollar will weigh heavily on Canadian snowbirds this winter, experts say.

As the cold months approach, Snowbird Advisor president Stephen Fine said some snowbirds are opting for a shorter travel period or eyeing different destinations due to the rising cost of everything combined with a weak Canadian dollar.

Snowbirds will have a lot more to consider this coming winter as the price of accommodation, groceries and dining out have all risen, Fine said.

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