UNWTO Reports Strong Results
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 ›
VisitBritain is reporting big gains out of Canada, with newly released figures showing that during the first three months of 2017, Canadian visits were up by 33% to 132,000.
The new numbers also reveal that it was a record first quarter for overall inbound visits and spend, with 8.3 million... more ›
Discover America Canada gathered in Toronto yesterday (July 12) for a update by the Canadian Tourism Research Institute's (CTRI) Jennifer Hendry on the outlook for the outbound leisure travel market from Canada in 2017.
Hendry told her audience at the Globe & Mail Centre that the good... more ›
USTA Report Takes Aim At Crumbling US Air Transport Infrastructure
The US Travel Association is hoping that a scathing report detailing America’s crumbling air transport infrastructure will spur remedial action from ``the very highest levels” of the federal government, reports Montreal editor, Mike Dunbar in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel... more ›
Booking.com Research Reveals Food Dictates Choice
New research commissioned by Booking.com reveals that close to 69% of Canadians would travel somewhere known for its food and drink.
And with the joy of trying local delicacies often becoming one of the highlights of any trip, it’s clear Canadians have developed this taste for travel.
As... more ›
VisitBritain Reports Record April Numbers
VisitBritain has just released figures on overseas visits for April of this year and the news is good, real good. In fact, April 2017 was a record for both the number of overseas visitors and for spending as well.
The tourism organizations figures reveal that 3.7 million visits were made to... more ›
UK Tourism Stays Strong After Terror Attacks
Well this is good news, ForwardKeys reports that tourists flying to the United Kingdom this summer appear so far to be relatively undaunted by recent terror attacks.
ForwardKeys predicts future travel patterns by analyzing 16 million booking transactions a day.
Looking ahead, the latest... more ›
Self-Drive Cars Raise Traveller Concerns
According to the annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, if the “future were now,” travellers would feel safer on a rocket to space than being a passenger in a self-driving or autonomous vehicle.
And with the future fast approaching – as experimental transport... more ›
Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – revealed data showing a significant contribution to Canada’s bottom line and to communities across the country.
In fiscal year 2016, Enterprise Holdings’ impact on the Canadian... more ›
Expedia Reports That Canadian Travel Is Booming
According to new data from the Expedia Group, domestic travel is on the rise in Canada. In fact in 2016, travel demand by Canadians to domestic cities rose 15% compared to 2015. And that trend continued to increase in the first quarter of 2017, which saw over 10% more demand than in... more ›