Tourism Organizations

TIAO Partners With Green Tourism

TIAO Partners With Green Tourism TIAO has partnered with Green Tourism in order to deliver sustainable tourism certification programs to businesses in Ontario. As the exclusive purveyor of Green Tourism certification in the province, TIAO is able to offer affiliate Green Tourism memberships, including preferred rates for... more ›
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Big Times In The DR

Multi-Million Dollar Investments And More

Big Times In The DR The Dominican Republic's tourism industry is gearing up for a busy 2017, setting aggressive new targets that are underpinned by new developments, increased investment in infrastructure and growing cruise traffic. In 2016, the Dominican Republic broke a number of arrival records, posting a 9%... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Tourism Organizations

Visa Waiver Results In Gains For Brazil

Visa Waiver Results In Gains For Brazil The visa waiver policy that Brazil implemented from June 1 to Sept. 18, for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was a success. A survey conducted by Brazil's Ministry of Tourism (Mtur) in partnership with the Federal Police Department, concluded that the total number of... more ›
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Summer 2016 Travel Snapshot

TIAC, Visa Canada Reports Reveals Top Spenders

Summer 2016 Travel Snapshot In the newly released 2016 Summer Travel Snapshot, Visa Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) report that international Visa cardholders spent US$3.9 billion in Canada from May to September 2016. Results of the report were released this week at TIAC's annual Tourism... more ›
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Your Voice Counts

TICO Releases Details On 2017 Open Forum Sessions

Your Voice Counts The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) has released details of Open Forum sessions it will be holding in January and February of 2017 to share information and obtain feedback on the comprehensive review of the Travel Industry Act, 2002 and Ontario Regulation 26/05. The goal of the... more ›
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Lift The Ban

WTTC, UNWTO Urge UK To Lift Sharm el Sheikh Air Ban

Lift The Ban The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are calling on the UK government to lift its current ban on UK-based airlines flying to Sharm el Sheikh. In a letter to UK prime minister Theresa May, The WTTC's president & CEO, David Scowsill and... more ›
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Turning The Corner

Annual Report Targets Sustained Tourism Growth In Canada

Turning The Corner The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and HLT Advisory (HLT) have released the 2016 Annual Report on Canadian Tourism. The report focuses on the potential opportunity to target American travellers and reviews the parameters powering global industry growth in contrast to the... more ›
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Destination Canada, Air Canada Join Forces To Boost Tourism

Destination Canada, Air Canada Join Forces To Boost Tourism Happy birthday, Canada! That's pretty much how the industry should interpret the new partnership between Destination Canada and Air Canada as the two join forces to promote Canada's tourism wonders to the world. The deal, reached on the eve of Canada's 150th birthday, is an innovative,... more ›
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And Now A Word From TICO

Lots Of Opportunity For Industry And Consumer Input

And Now A Word From TICO A bit of a follow up and clarification from an item in yesterday's Press Today on changes to the Ontario Travel Industry. (Click here to see that story) TICO president & CEO, Richard Smart told PT that the Dec. 3, 2016 deadline referred to in the story applies to the survey recently... more ›
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Canada Enters A “Golden Age”

DC Boss Forecasts Good Times Ahead

Canada Enters A “Golden Age” As David Goldstein sees it, this country's tourism industry has entered a “golden age” – and that makes for exciting times. Asked whether that excitement is a direct result of Lonely Planet recently picking Canada as its 2017 Destination of the Year, Goldstein, who is president and CEO... more ›
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