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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 ›
Posted in Canada, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

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

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 ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

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 ›
Posted in Canada, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

The Big Concern

Price of Gas, Plane Tickets Impacting Travel More Than COVID-19

The Big Concern According to the latest Longwoods International tracking study of American travellers, the rising cost of gas and plane tickets has replaced the pandemic as a major concern entering the summer travel season. While a third of travellers indicated gas prices will greatly impact their travel... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Canadians Plan To Travel Locally This Summer

As Increased Travel Fees Overtake COVID As Top Concern

Canadians Plan To Travel Locally This Summer CheapOair Canada has released the results of a new poll that asked Canadians which travel destination and activities they are most looking forward to while also looking into what their top travel concerns continue to be. The study found that over 36% of Canadians listed Canada as their... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Travel Agent Appreciation 2022 Taps Into Luxury

Travel Agent Appreciation 2022 Taps Into Luxury Travel agents who promote luxury travel may rattle some prospective clients but that doesn't mean agents shouldn't do it, Baxter Media's Wednesday Travel Agent Appreciation 2022 panel discussion was told. Chris Nowrouzi of Toronto-based FlyGTA -- which has a fleet of planes that carry... more ›
Posted in Canada, Events, News, Trends & Research

Tapping Into Luxury At Travel Agent Appreciation 2022

Tapping Into Luxury At Travel Agent Appreciation 2022 It’s Day Two of Travel Agent Appreciation 2022 and today is all about luxury travel. After two years of staying close to home, Canadian travellers are looking to get away from it all and more and more of them are willing to pay top dollar to get the trip that they want. Customers are... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Canada, Events, News, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Talking Cruise At Travel Agent Appreciation 2022

Top Executives Offer Insights, Tips For Agents

Talking Cruise At Travel Agent Appreciation 2022 Cruise ships that had been idled by the COVID-19 pandemic are clearly weighing their anchors these days. Baxter Media's Travel Agent Appreciation 2022 featured two Tuesday cruise panel discussions, during which participants repeatedly noted that the days of cruise ship companies having to... more ›
Posted in Canada, Cruise, Events, News, Trends & Research

Tourist Boards Look To Cuisine For An Edge

Tourist Boards Look To Cuisine For An Edge With the travel industry’s recovery starting to gather pace, many tourist boards are looking to differentiate themselves from rival destinations by focusing on their cuisine rather than traditional natural hot spots, cities, or coastal locations. According to GlobalData’s Ads Database,... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research
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