Trends & Research

Rejuvenating Influence

Agents A Driving Force As Canadian Visits To Caribbean Grow

Rejuvenating Influence The Caribbean Tourism Organization's secretary general Hugh Riley believes travel agents are a growing force in booking travel to the region, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. “Travel agents are major influencers in booking... more ›
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Ready For The Bricks & Mortar Evolution

Transat Distribution Canada Prepares To Embrace The Future

Ready For The Bricks & Mortar Evolution For the past 15 years, people have been telling Nathalie Boyer that traditional bricks & mortar travel agencies are simply not relevant and will soon disappear, reports executive editor, Bob Mowat in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. Well, it hasn't happened and... more ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Surf’s Up

A Sea Change For Taiwan Tourism

Surf’s Up For many travellers, Taiwan is largely defined by the retail/culinary attractions of the capital city Taipei, with its busy, cosmopolitan environs. And while that outlook is entirely valid, it fails to encompass the many other cultural and nature-borne aspects of this island at the top of the... more ›
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VisitBritain Says Canada Is GREAT!

VisitBritain Says Canada Is GREAT! Canada is set to play a key role in Britain’s drive to spread the inbound tourism load more equitably throughout a nation where the capital city currently accounts for 53% of all inbound spend; leaving 35% for the rest of England, 8% for Scotland and 2% for Wales, reports Quebec editor, Mike... more ›
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Reshaping The Passenger Experience

Reshaping The Passenger Experience IATA will be focusing on how technology, data, customization and digital transformation will reshape the customer experience of tomorrow at its 2017 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) which takes place in Barcelona, Spain from Oct. 24-26. Aleks Popovich, senior vice-president, financial and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Technology, Trends & Research

Acapulco Posts Strong Summer Results

Acapulco Posts Strong Summer Results It was a busy summer for Acapulco, with the popular destination welcoming 690,000 visitors and its hotel occupancy rates averaging 67% and at times reaching peaks of 93%. The figures represent an increase of seven percent in comparison to the same period last year. Clearly pleased by the... more ›
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It’s All About The Experience

Discover The 'Savoir Vivre' of Switzerland's Lake Geneva Region

It’s All About The Experience What could top taking in panoramic views of twenty-four snow-capped mountain peaks, including one of Switzerland’s most famed summits – the Matterhorn, asks assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in the cover story in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier. Her answer: Well, perhaps... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

A Decade Of ME

Meliá Hotels International Brand Celebrates 10 Years

A Decade Of ME It’s been 10 years since Meliá Hotels International first launched its successful lifestyle brand, ME, reports PressToday's Ann Ruppenstein, in Spain for the celebrations, and who was told by the company’s Tony Cortizas that the initial concept was all about catering to the guests’... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, On The Road Again, Resorts, Trends & Research

Play Ball!

Beane Applies Moneyball Methods To Hawaii Tourism

Play Ball! The message was a bit murky beneath all the sports terminology and entertaining anecdotes, but baseball icon Billy Beane nonetheless had a lesson for tourism stake holders during his keynote address at a conference in Hawai'i this week. It was all about numbers and statistics – the key to... more ›
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Preventing Overtourism

Switzerland Focuses On Individual Travellers And Experiences

Preventing Overtourism Although Switzerland is in the middle of a period of steady growth in tourism from overseas markets – including Canada – the European country is consciously not appealing to the masses, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. “In... more ›
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