Canadian Travel Press Digital Edition
Issue Date: Nov 30, 2020

Time to discover the magic of winter
The president of the Hotel Association of Canada is calling on the federal government to step up support for this country's beleaguered hotel industry, warning that Canada is on the brink of a rash of hotel closures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Susie Grynol warned during the recent Tourism Industry Association of Canada 2020 Tourism Congress that: “The clock is ticking, … We're squarely in the middle of the second phase of the pandemic and it's worse than the first phase ... Hotels in this country are sitting virtually empty and have been since mid-March.”
Winter could be magic for Canada’s tourism industry

Winter could be magic for Canada’s tourism industry

Greg Klassen wants to introduce more vacationers to Old Man Winter. Klassen points out that much of this country's tourism infrastructure is closed after summer, leading to a massive loss of potential revenue for those in the travel trade.
A Conversation with Sunwing’s Andrew Dawson

A Conversation with Sunwing’s Andrew Dawson

While the global pandemic has hammered the industry, Sunwing’s Andrew Dawson has no doubt that the industry “will get through this,” observing: “I’m confident we’ll come out stronger on the other side.”
Ontario: It’s there for agents to discover

Ontario: It’s there for agents to discover

Beth Potter, President & CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO), tells CTP this week that: “I think there is a great opportunity for Canadian agents and operators to package new itineraries for the local markets.”

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