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Canada Is Hot, Hot, Hot

Conference Board Forecasts 3.7% Rise In Overnights In 2017

Canada Is Hot, Hot, Hot The Conference Board of Canada is forecasting that with Canadian and foreign airlines expanding their fleets and adding direct connections to many destinations across the country, overnight visits are expected to increase by 3.7% in 2017. Greg Hermus, associate director for The Conference... more ›
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UNBELIEVABLE!

Trump Budget Targets Brand USA For Elimination

UNBELIEVABLE! Unbelievable is probably the only printable version of what many in the US tourism industry are actually saying as the news that Donald Trump's new budget proposes the elimination of Brand USA. In a statement following the release of the federal budget document, U.S. Travel Association... more ›
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Now This Isn’t Good

GBTA Projects US To Lose $1.3 Billion In Travel-Related Expenditures In 2017

Now This Isn’t Good The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is projecting that the United States will lose $1.3 billion in overall travel-related expenditures, including hotels, food, rental cars and shopping expenses that inbound travellers would have spent. That figure includes $250 million lost in... more ›
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Package Tours Limit Satisfaction

Package Tours Limit Satisfaction Now this is a little bit disturbing. A new study reports that package tours can result in low tourist satisfaction even though they are economically advantageous. The study was conducted by assistant professor Markus Schuckert, Professor Haiyan Song and Dean Kaye Chon of the School of Hotel... more ›
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Doing Real Life Adventure With Style

Intrepid Taps Into The Latest Trends

Doing Real Life Adventure With Style Behind every new itinerary or travel style, there is the growing demand from travellers to not only explore a destination, but to do it the way they want, reports Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier. Whether it's embracing scenic sites while cycling along the coast... more ›
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What’s Your Preference?

Canadians Slightly Favour Restful Getaways Over Active Vacations

What’s Your Preference? Chill out or take a hike? That's pretty much the question that Canadians are asking themselves when it comes to taking a vacation and it seems that they're having trouble deciding which to pick. A new, global survey by GfK found that 50% of Canadians prefer a relaxing, easy vacation, while... more ›
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Air Travel Defying Global Challenges

Air Travel Defying Global Challenges Despite recent terrorist attacks and on-going geo-political wrangling, the latest global overview of air travel reveals that passengers from Europe, the Americas and the Far East, are making more bookings and taking more flights, according to ForwardKeys. Presenting its findings at the recent... more ›
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It’s All About Perpetual Demand Generation

It’s All About Perpetual Demand Generation While the Vacation.com brand disappeared following the August 2016 merger with Travel Leader Associates and Results! Travel that created the Travel Leaders Network, its iconic URL is going to be around for quite some time. During its first international conference and trade show in Orlando,... more ›
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Where’s the Interest?

Fewer Americans Considering Cuba Trip

Where’s the Interest? It has been a year since the US government eased its restrictions on travel to Cuba and according to a new survey by Allianz Global Assistance, Americans today are less interested in taking a trip to the country than they were in 2016. The 2017 survey revealed that 40% of Americans would be... more ›
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Business Is Booming In The DR

Business Is Booming In The DR The Dominican Republic, which saw over 768,486 visitors from Canada in 2016, is reporting a 4.6% increase in Canadian arrivals during January and February compared to the same period in 2016. Tourism Minister Francisco Javier GarcĂ­a said on average 5,000 hotel rooms have been added annually... more ›
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