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

Prospects Improving

Agents Upbeat On 2017 As Winter Weather Spurs Bookings

Prospects Improving 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 ›
Posted in News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Setting A New Course

Holland America Broadens Its Appeal

Setting A New Course 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 ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Trends & Research

Good News For Road Warriors

Increased competition will keep the lid on domestic airfares

Good News For Road Warriors 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 ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Trends & Research

EXCLUSIVE: Simply Not Enough

Airlines Must Become Partners, Not Just Providers

EXCLUSIVE: Simply Not Enough 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 ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Trends & Research

Now That’s Annoying

Travelocity Looks At Travel Habits

Now That’s Annoying 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. recently conducted a... more ›
Posted in News, Trends & Research

Searching For New Year’s Eve Escapes

KAYAK Reports Sunshine, Exotic Destinations Are On The List

Searching For New Year’s Eve Escapes 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 ›
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