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IATA Transforming The Customer Experience

IATA Transforming The Customer Experience IATA is urging aviation stakeholders to embrace data and digital transformation to help deliver a frictionless customer experience while enhancing safety and efficiency. Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director general and CEO, said: “We must transform paper-based and legacy processes into... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Technology, Trends & Research

Vancouver Reports Another Record Year

Vancouver Reports Another Record Year Tourism Vancouver reports that 2018 was another banner year, with the city welcoming 10.7 million overnight visitors to Metro Vancouver. That represents a new best for Metro Vancouver's tourism industry and the sixth consecutive record-breaking year. The collective efforts of tourism... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Britain Brings The Love To Toronto Pride

Britain Brings The Love To Toronto Pride New research figures by Visit Britain give Great Britain the number one ranking amongst seven other European countries for popularity amongst Canadian LGBTQ holiday-makers – just in time for the Pride Parade in Toronto last weekend. Britain came out ahead of Spain and the Netherlands tied... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Good As Gold

Sandals Resorts Hailed As Good Corporate Citizens

Good As Gold Jamaica's minister of tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett has hailed Sandals Resorts as a prime example of indigenous companies in the tourism sector that are taking their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to new heights, ensuring that the positive impact of tourism is reaching all corners of... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Hotels, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Travel Leaders Tackles Overtourism

Travel Leaders Tackles Overtourism With destinations continuing to focus on increasing year-over-year visitor arrivals and agencies on increasing their bottom line, Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko believes those in the travel industry can take a more active role on combatting overtourism. “We’re a little bit drunk on... more ›
Posted in Destinations, On The Road Again, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

ExploreGB Puts Tourism Excellence On Show

ExploreGB Puts Tourism Excellence On Show It’s not often that the needs of a large international conference and trade show, with delegates numbering nearly 600, can be accommodated in a town of just 75,000 souls in the northern English countryside, reports Western editor, Ted Davis in Canadian Travel Press this week. But that’s... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Events, News, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Partnership Players

Sports Gambling Gets A Boost In Las Vegas

Partnership Players With recently liberalized federal laws for sports betting in the U.S., Las Vegas is gearing up for a new wave of gaming that may recall past glory days, when gambling ruled in the desert vacation mecca. While the changes have been applied across the nation, it is Las Vegas that stands to... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

Tourism Boosts LA’s Economy

Tourism Boosts LA’s Economy Tourism is good for business and in 2018, it was certainly good for Los Angeles County's economic prosperity as visitors pumped an all-time high $23.9 billion directly into the L.A. economy, generating a record $36.6 billion in total economic impact. A newly released economic impact report... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

IATA Reports Latest Traffic Results

IATA Reports Latest Traffic Results IATA reports that March 2019 traffic results showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago, which was the slowest pace for any month in nine years. Those results are due largely to the timing of the Easter holiday,... more ›
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Greater Miami Is Breaking Records

Greater Miami Is Breaking Records The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) reports that the area welcomed a record-breaking 16.5 million overnight visitors in 2018, up 3.5% compared to 2017, along with 6.8 million Day Trippers for a total visitor number of 23.3 million. The record-breaking visitor volume... more ›
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