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Just Like The Oscars

First Annual Agents' Choice Gala A Stellar Success

Just Like The Oscars It was a night when the stars of the Canadian travel industry shone brightly as Baxter Media – along with presenting sponsors, Air Canada and Sandals Resorts International; feature sponsors, WestJet, TravelBrands and the Jamaica Tourist Board – welcomed a sold out crowd for the first annual... more ›
Posted in Agents' Choice Awards 2018, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agent Education, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

China Outlook Serves As RVC Centrepiece

China Outlook Serves As RVC Centrepiece The role of the Chinese visitors in Canada's tourism industry got extra attention at this year's Rendez-vous Canada 2018, as cooperative tourism promotions by the two countries continue to take effect through the year, reports western editor, Ted Davis in this week's digital edition of Canadian... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

EXCLUSIVE – IATA All Business At AGM

Airline Executives Talk Profits, Protectionism And More In Sydney

EXCLUSIVE – IATA All Business At AGM The top executives from the world's airlines are in Sydney, Australia wrestling with a range of issues impacting on air travel at the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) annual general meeting. PressToday's Quebec editor, Mike Dunbar is on hand for the event and offers the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Events, News, Trends & Research

AIG Study Finds Safety Is An Issue

AIG Study Finds Safety Is An Issue A recent study commissioned by AIG Travel found that 45% of female travellers feel less safe or much less safe about traveling than they did five years ago. Results of the travel trends survey also show that safety is top of mind for women while they are evaluating potential destinations as... more ›
Posted in Insurance, News, Trends & Research

Brand USA Finds The Right Tune

New Marketing Strategy Hits All The Right Notes

Brand USA Finds The Right Tune Music and travel go hand in hand, and as Anne Madison, Brand USA's chief communications and strategy officer, says, “what a wonderful way of connecting people.” Music is a key theme of Brand USA's marketing strategies this year and next and the message behind the organization's second 3D... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Back And Better Than Ever

Florida Keys Tourism Rebounds

Back And Better Than Ever Throughout the Florida Keys & Key West, 86% of all lodging units are back online after Hurricane Irma passed through the island chain last fall. The Keys are to add nearly 1,500 rooms to their lodging inventory as the destination continues to unveil new and fully refurbished properties.... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Saint Lucia Setting Records

Saint Lucia Setting Records Tourism officials are reporting that Saint Lucia's tourism sector is enjoying robust growth. First quarter figures show the island continuing a strong growth trend, building on a record-setting year of 2017. Stay over arrivals increased by 9.5% in the first quarter of 2018, compared to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Treading Lightly

The Travel Corporation Steps Up To Combat Over Tourism

Treading Lightly The recent decision to halt tourism for six months on the island of Boracay, which the Head of State of the Philippines dubbed a “cesspool,” has reignited warning bells about the potential pitfalls of over tourism, writes assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Canada Is Rocking It!

13th Annual Best Western Leisure Summit Tracks The Trends

Canada Is Rocking It! There's no doubt about it, Canada is hot and getting hotter according to three top travel industry experts on the panel at the 13th annual Best Western Leisure Travel Summit that was held in Toronto yesterday (May 16). The trio of panelists – Dorothy Dowling, chief marketing officer and... more ›
Posted in Events, Hotels, News, Technology, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Where Are Canadians Heading?

Insights Into Outbound Travel Trends

Where Are Canadians Heading? Canadian travellers are proving that age is but a number, as a growing number of citizens are continuing to cross countries off their bucket lists as they grow older, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press. “A lot of those older... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research
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