Agents Upbeat On 2017 As Winter Weather Spurs Bookings
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 ›
Holland America Broadens Its Appeal
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 ›
Increased competition will keep the lid on domestic airfares
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 ›
Airlines Must Become Partners, Not Just Providers
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 ›
Travelocity Looks At Travel Habits
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.
Travelocity.ca recently conducted a... more ›
KAYAK Reports Sunshine, Exotic Destinations Are On The List
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 ›
No matter what kind of holiday people take, it's a universal truth that travel makes everyone happy.
And now, Booking.com 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 ›
TIAC, Visa Canada Reports Reveals Top Spenders
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 ›
Annual Report Targets Sustained Tourism Growth In Canada
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 ›
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 ›