Trends & Research

US Travel Spending Takes A Tumble

US Travel Spending Takes A Tumble Call it the Trump effect; call it the dollar effect or call it mere coincidence but the inbound and domestic spend on all travel and tourism goods and services within the United States took a $3.3 billion tumble to $1.7 trillion in the last quarter of 2016, reports Mike Dunbar in this week's... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Switzerland Post Solid Results

Switzerland Post Solid Results Switzerland tourism officials report that 2016 arrival numbers out of Canada remained strong in 2016. With Evelyn Lafone, market director Canada for Switzerland Tourism, pointing out that: “Canadian travellers are #InLoveWithSwitzerland.” And recently released tourism data from the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Meet Rocky Mountaineer’s Karen Hardie

Canadian Travel Press Launches New Feature Celebrating Women in Travel

Meet Rocky Mountaineer’s Karen Hardie They're movers and shakers. Their contributions have changed and continue to change the nature of travel, both in Canada and around the world. And with this issue, Canadian Travel Press is recognizing their achievements – past, present and future – with the launch of an ongoing,... more ›
Posted in News, Rail, Trends & Research, West

Ancillary Revenue Goes Mobile

Ancillary Revenue Goes Mobile The latest report from IdeaWorksCompany applies the rise of the mobile age to the ancillary revenue revolution. IdeaWorksCompany researched the in-path booking capabilities of the mobile applications offered by the world's largest 25 airlines. It's a varied list which includes traditional... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research

Air Canada Transformed

A Global Champion Ready To Take On All-Comers

Air Canada Transformed Air Canada is in the process of transforming itself into a ``global champion,” willing and able to take on all-comers in the super-competitive worldwide market, reports Montreal editor, Mike Dunbar in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. That was the lofty goal outlined by... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research

Business Is Booming In Nevada

Tourism Shows Billion Dollar Increase in Visitor Spending, Job Creation

Business Is Booming In Nevada A newly released report by the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) shows increased revenue and employment powered by the travel sector in 2016. Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison, chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, observed: “Historically, tourism has been the major engine of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Content Is The New Travel Currency

TripXpertz Launches New Approach To Online Travel Selling

Content Is The New Travel Currency   “Content,” observes Brad Miron, “is the new travel currency.” Miron, the founder & CEO of TripXpertz, sat down with Canadian Travel Press recently to talk about the launch of TripXpertz, which he described as a virtual agency website network of “destinational-focused... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Online Travel Agency, Technology, Trends & Research

Great News For Canada

Tourism Industry Posts Incredible Numbers In 2016

Great News For Canada The Canadian tourism industry is in celebration mode as Destination Canada released the final numbers for 2016 which show that Canada welcomed 19,979,334 travellers last year – that's the highest number since 2002 and second highest ever. International arrivals increased by 16% in... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Absolutely Amazing!

Record Number Of Canadians Visiting Britain

Absolutely Amazing! Oh My Great Britain! That appears to be the sentiment of Canadian travellers who help fuel the record number of overseas visitors who travelled to Britain during the first three quarters of 2016. The rise in visitors was also the result of the benefits of the drop in the exchange rate and... more ›
Posted in News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

The Caribbean Of The East

South East Asia Cruise Tourism On The Rise

The Caribbean Of The East The seas of South East Asia are becoming increasingly busy with cruise ship traffic and have led observers to predict the region has the potential to be the “Caribbean of the East.” Attendees at the recent ASEAN Tourism Forum concurred with that outlook, as announcements by cruise ship... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Events, News, On The Road Again, Trends & Research
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