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Canada’s Tourism Industry Is Gearing Up For Recovery

Canada’s Tourism Industry Is Gearing Up For Recovery Good news is coming soon to help ease lengthy wait times at Toronto Pearson and other main gateways — by land, air and sea. At a press conference for Rendez-vous Canada yesterday (May 26), Randy Boissonnault, Canada’s Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, addressed the... more ›
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Scotland Reconnects With Canada

New And Returning Air Routes Make Scotland More Accessible

Scotland Reconnects With Canada Despite being separated by 3,000 miles of ocean, Scotland and Canada have enjoyed a long-standing connection for centuries through ancestry, history, trade, culture and much more. This spring/summer the two countries are being brought even closer together thanks to new and returning air... more ›
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Room For Improvement

Appetite For Long-Haul Travel Remains Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Room For Improvement According to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) 2/2022, the appetite for overseas travel to Europe from several source markets remains below pre-pandemic levels; although it has slightly improved compared to a year ago. The LHTB from the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

WestJet Ratifies 10-year Deal With Flight Dispatchers

WestJet Ratifies 10-year Deal With Flight Dispatchers WestJet has announced that WestJet flight dispatchers, represented by the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA), voted more than 90% in favour of a 10-year agreement. This ratified agreement starts June 1, 2022 and expires on May 31, 2032. Diederik Pen, WestJet Executive... more ›
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RVC 2022: A Big Time At Little Canada

The Office Hosts Over 400 As The Tradition Continues

RVC 2022: A Big Time At Little Canada Some 400 delegates at this year’s Rendez-vous Canada were welcome to The Office at Little Canada to celebrate the fact that the Canadian tourism industry is back and ready for business. Little Canada is a unique, new Toronto attraction that’s the brainchild of its founder and president,... more ›
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Turks And Caicos See Arrivals Rise

Turks And Caicos See Arrivals Rise Turks and Caicos is reporting that it’s breaking visitor arrival records, with some 138,762 air arrivals and 173,151 cruise arrivals in the first quarter of 2022. Mary Lightbourne, Director of Tourism (Acting), Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, said that: “The tourism industry is poised... more ›
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Travelport Unlocks The Future

Travelport Unlocks The Future Travelport, a global technology company that powers bookings for hundreds of thousands of travel suppliers worldwide, today debuted the latest product feature release for its next-generation travel retailing platform, Travelport+. The new self-servicing suite and automation tools, now... more ›
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Canada Jetlines Receives Stage 2 Approval From CTA

Canada Jetlines Receives Stage 2 Approval From CTA Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. advises that the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has determined that the company has met the agency’s financial requirements. The CTA had previously determined that Canada Jetlines met the Canadian Control requirements. With the satisfaction of this... more ›
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Swoop Touches Down In Newfoundland

Swoop Touches Down In Newfoundland Swoop has launched flights to Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF) from Hamilton's John C. Munro International Airport (YHM). Ryan Hubbard, Senior Leader, Airports, Swoop, said that: “As Canada's leading ultra-low fare airline, we are pleased to continue our Atlantic expansion into... more ›
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The Complexity of Sustainability

A Conversation With GreenStep Solutions Angela Nagy

The Complexity of Sustainability In the latest issue of Canadian Travel Press, Angela Nagy, CEO of GreenStep Solutions observes that: “Over the past decade or two, there have been many terms used to describe tourism that is better for people and the environment. Some of the most common terms include eco-tourism, responsible... more ›
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