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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This Has To End!

Booking Sites Block Business With Animal Interaction Operators

This Has To End! The film “Blood Lions” is no longer being shown at theatres, but the impacts of its world tour in 2016 have spread like a bomb blast. They are driving supplier bans by major booking sites and may even be affecting South Africa’s tourism image, reports western editor, Ted Davis in this... more ›
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Palladium Is Raising The Bar

Palladium Is Raising The Bar Being in a competitive industry vying for the vacation dollars of travellers with ever-changing wants and needs, Jacques De Paep, Palladium Hotel Group’s commercial director for North America, believes businesses can’t afford to stand still, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this... more ›
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Sorry, But We’re Different

New Research Captures Canadian Travel Buying Trends

Sorry, But We’re Different “Canadians are not Americans.” That might seem blindingly obvious to readers of CTP but it was the key takeaway from a study of Canadian travel-buying habits outlined to a predominantly American audience of travel marketers at the recent Destinations International annual congress in... more ›
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Welcome To The Travel Universe

Lufthansa Group Exploring New Ways To Create Experiences

Welcome To The Travel Universe Since he took over as vice-president of sales, The Americas for the Lufthansa Group in January of this year, Tamur Goudarzi-Pour has been living in rather interesting times, having had to deal with the Trump Administration's travel bans and its new rules for bringing electronics on board... more ›
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By The Numbers

Norwegian Cruise Line Posts Results

By The Numbers Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, and provided guidance for the third quarter and full year 2017. The company generated GAAP net income of $198.5 million or EPS of $0.87 compared to $145.2 million or $0.64 in the... more ›
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Florida Hotel Numbers Are Hot

Florida Hotel Numbers Are Hot Visit Florida's president and CEO, Ken Lawson reports that Florida's hotel occupancy rate and rooms sold – both indicators of visitation numbers -- outpaced the entire United States in July. Lawson noted that the Sunshine State's rooms sold are up 3.3% over last year, far outpacing the... more ›
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Tourism In A Time Of Uncertainty

Protectionism Has No Winners and Invites Retaliation

Tourism In A Time Of Uncertainty Tourism has been the shining star of the US economy since the 2008-09 financial crisis. Business confidence is high but there’s also uncertainty that the current administration’s seat-of-the-pants policy-making decisions could jeopardize future growth potential, reports Montreal editor,... more ›
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Positive Forecast

UNWTO Reports Strong Results

Positive Forecast The UNWTO reports that international tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in the January to April period of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others... more ›
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