IATA Going Global With New Paperless ID Card
Canada is one of only two testing grounds for IATA's brand-new digital Travel Professional ID Card, which went mobile via the AgentExperience app last week. If all goes without a hitch here and in Australia, the paperless card is expected to go global in a couple of months, reports Quebec editor,... more ›
Officials of the Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) here in Canada are in an upbeat mood these days as the latest arrival numbers reveal that Canadians are continuing to travel to Israel in increasing numbers.
In July of 2018, Israel welcomed 8,600 Canadians, which is a rise of 4% compared to... more ›
Travel Industry Experts Reveal The Next Big Thing
Millennials may not have as much money as Baby Boomers, but according to Diana Ditto, director of product design at Collette, this cohort changed the face of travel today, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in the cover story of this week's digital edition of Travel Courier.
“They... more ›
Consumer Choice Trumps America First
Donald Trump’s exhortation of “America First” and all the debate around NAFTA might have some in the travel industry wondering: how does this affect me?
Quite likely much more than you think, writes Brett Walker in an exclusive commentary in this week's digital edition of Canadian... more ›
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Conference Board Projects International Arrivals Will Grow In 2018
In its latest Travel Markets Outlook, the Conference Board of Canada is projecting that overseas visits to Canada will grow by 6.7% in 2018 – to reach over 9 million visitors – and continuing the solid growth the country experienced in 2017.
Greg Hermus, associate director for The... more ›
Operator Ready For The Next 100 Years
Although Collette is headquartered in Rhode Island, a lesser known fact about the tour operator is its founder had Canadian roots, reports assistant editor, Ann Ruppenstein in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press.
“Jack Collette was Canadian, from the Eastern Townships near... more ›
UNWTO Reports Strong Growth In International Tourist Arrivals
The UNWTO reports that international tourist arrivals grew by 6% in the first four months of 2018 – compared to the same period last year – and that not only continued the strong 2017 trend, but exceeded its forecast for 2018.
Growth was led by Asia and the Pacific (up 8%) and Europe (up... more ›
ACTE Global Comments On Trump Versus Hawaii Decision
Following the Supreme Court decision in Trump v. Hawaii that upheld the administration's travel ban restricting visitors from select countries from entering the United States. ACTE executive director, Greeley Koch commented that:
“This is a disappointing decision on the part of the... more ›
New Study Confirms NACC's View That User-Pay Model Hurts Consumers
Following the release of the Montreal Economic Institute's “Air Transport: High Taxes and Fees Penalize Travellers” on June 21, the president and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC), Massimo Bergamini said the study “confirms what we have been saying for years and what... more ›
For the past four decades the Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG) system has been used to allocate capacity at airports that are at or near capacity, reports Quebec editor, Mike Dunbar in this week's digital edition of Canadian Travel Press.
Each year, some 1.5 billion passengers fly from 195... more ›