Trends & Research

Prospects Improving

Agents Upbeat On 2017 As Winter Weather Spurs Bookings

Prospects Improving A random Travel Courier survey of people working in the travel industry suggests the industry isn't awash in worrywarts. Those contacted by Travel Courier were upbeat about 2017, expecting its prospects to be better than 2016, a year in which reports of economic slowdowns and terrorism... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Setting A New Course

Holland America Broadens Its Appeal

Setting A New Course When Orlando Ashford assumed the presidency of Holland America Line (HAL) two years ago, his first major decision was to axe the onboard disco concept, bowing to the reality that it was, by then, way past its sell-by date, reports Montreal editor, Mike Dunbar in this week's digital edition of... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Trends & Research

Good News For Road Warriors

Increased competition will keep the lid on domestic airfares

Good News For Road Warriors Air Canada’s spectacular offshore route expansion, coupled with increased competition from WestJet on the domestic front, will combine to keep the lid on air fare increases next year. That’s the good news for road warriors contained in the 2017 Global Business Travel Forecast just... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research

EXCLUSIVE: Simply Not Enough

Airlines Must Become Partners, Not Just Providers

EXCLUSIVE: Simply Not Enough A transactional relationship between airline and passenger that starts with a reservation and ends with baggage pick-up at flight’s end is ``simply not enough,” according to IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac. That’s why legacy airlines must aim for long-term relationships with... more ›
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Now That’s Annoying

Travelocity Looks At Travel Habits

Now That’s Annoying As Canadians gear up for the holiday season, many will be travelling to visit friends and family and during their travels, there's a chance that the annoying travel habits of those around them will take some of the joy out of getting to their destination. recently conducted a... more ›
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Searching For New Year’s Eve Escapes

KAYAK Reports Sunshine, Exotic Destinations Are On The List

Searching For New Year’s Eve Escapes With 2016 winding down, many Canadians are on the hunt for a New Year's Eve getaway. In fact, KAYAK reports that New Year's Eve searches by Canadians have already increased by 10% compared to 2015. Prior to this year, Canadians showed a decrease of 11% interest in New Year's Eve travel. To... more ›
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Travel Is The Secret To True Happiness

Travel Is The Secret To True Happiness No matter what kind of holiday people take, it's a universal truth that travel makes everyone happy. And now, has commissioned new research that reveals that travel gives people such an emotional boost, that they consider planning and going away on holiday more vital for our... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Resorts, Trends & Research

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 ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

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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Ancillary Growth Continues In 2016

Ancillary Growth Continues In 2016 CarTrawler and IdeaWorksCompany are projecting that airline ancillary revenue will reach $67.4 billion worldwide in 2016. The CarTrawler Worldwide Estimate of Ancillary Revenue represents a nearly 200% increase from the 2010 figure of $22.6 billion, which was the first year for the ancillary... more ›
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