Trends & Research

Make Tourism A Priority

Make Tourism A Priority The UNWTO is calling on the leaders of the G20 to consider including tourism in their agenda for its capacity to create more and better jobs. In his meeting with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and current G20 Chair, UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, stressed the... more ›
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Record Results For Chicago

Record Results For Chicago It was quite a celebration as Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago president & CEO, David Whitaker announced that the city reached record tourism levels in the first quarter of 2018. The results build on Chicago's record performance of 55.2 million visitors in 2017 and reflect... more ›
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London Visitor Growth Stalls

London Visitor Growth Stalls According to the latest figures from ForwardKeys, London's immediate tourism outlook is on the wane with international forward air bookings showing a significant decline, particularly from the Chinese who have accounted for a boom in visitor numbers in recent years. A year-on-year comparison... more ›
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Flight Centre Celebrates 10 Years Strong

Flight Centre Celebrates 10 Years Strong Flight Centre Independent agents from nearly every province will again convene in Toronto on April 13 and April 14 for FCI’s Annual Cross-Canada Meetup – an event designed to bring agents together to network with each other and industry partners as well as involve agents in the... more ›
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IATA Reports February Results

IATA Reports February Results IATA reports that global passenger traffic results for February indicate a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs)... more ›
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A Model For Success

The Travel Agent Next Door Is All About Win Win Win

A Model For Success A headline on a June 2017 Forbes article – “Why Win-Win-Win propositions are the future of business” – made me wonder whether or not Flemming Friisdahl could predict the future? You see, four years earlier – as he was gearing up for the launch of The Travel Agent Next Door (TTAND)... more ›
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Dynamic Growth

Club Med Turns In A Banner Year

Dynamic Growth Club Med reports that 2017 saw the company demonstrate “dynamic” sales growth, increasing its client base to its highest since 2000 (up 6.6%). And supported by the momentum created by mountain and long-haul resorts, 2018 is expected to see further success across all of Club Med's markets. In... more ›
Posted in News, Resorts, Tour Operators, Trends & Research

Millennials Make Their Mark

Travel Habits, Preferences Confirmed In New U.S. Study

Millennials Make Their Mark A generation once principally associated with smartphones and social media is now raising families and becoming the largest consumer force in North America, writes western editor, Ted Davis in this week's issue of Canadian Travel Press. The travel habits and preferences of millennials were the... more ›
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The Time Is Now

Rural And Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

The Time Is Now In his message for International Women's Day, UNWTO secretary-general, Zurab Pololikashvili wrote: “Tourism can be a leading promulgator of gender equality as it offers a wide range of jobs for women, particularly in developing regions and rural areas where women still face major... more ›
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Japan Marks A Milestone

Canadian Arrivals Top 300,000 Mark

Japan Marks A Milestone Japan tourism officials and suppliers attending the Discover Japan & Tokyo event in Vancouver last week marked an arrivals milestone for Canadian visitors to the country. Both the Japan consul general Asako Okai and Hideaki Nakazawa, the executive director of the JNTO in Toronto,... more ›
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