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My friend, Mrs. B

My friend, Mrs. B BOB MOWAT Mrs. B was my boss. She was my mentor. She was my friend. And I have to admit that I have struggled to find the right words to capture all of the different shadings of a life that has stretched over two centuries, nine decades, three countries and two continents. To capture... more ›
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Sabre, Google team up on AI Tech for travel

Sabre, Google team up on AI Tech for travel Sabre and Google are developing an Artificial Intelligence-driven (AI) technology platform that is an industry first in travel. The technology, known as Sabre Travel AI, is infused with Google’s state-of-the-art AI technology and advanced machine-learning capabilities that will help... more ›
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Time to start swimming

Israel taps into technology to turn travel around

Time to start swimming Special to Canadian Travel Press As Gal Hana sees it, while the industry may have some time on its collective hands, that down time is the perfect opportunity to improve processes and efficiency. The Consul & Director of Tourism Canada for the Israel Ministry of Tourism also points out that... more ›
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On the road with Globus’ Stephanie Bishop

On the road with Globus’ Stephanie Bishop Canadian Travel Press catches up with Globus family of brands’ managing director, Stephanie Bishop, only to learn that she’s been back on the road for the first time since the pandemic locked the industry down back in March. Good news is hard to come by for the travel industry these... more ›
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TIAC a leader at WTM

TIAC a leader at WTM The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has been named one of 2020’s World Travel Leaders during a virtual event that took place as part of WTM Virtual. TIAC was nominated by Canadian Travel Press (one of WTM’s official media partners) in recognition of the private sector... more ›
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Rapid testing: The key to opening up travel

GBTA members cite government restrictions, policies as biggest barriers

Rapid testing: The key to opening up travel According to the latest Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) poll, 76% of respondents believe that rapid testing prior to departure, and waiving quarantining requirements for those who test negative, to be the best way to open up international travel; and among European members responding,... more ›
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Costa Rica: Inspiring travellers to reconnect with nature’s wonders

Costa Rica: Inspiring travellers to reconnect with nature’s wonders BOB MOWAT [caption id="attachment_144370" align="alignright" width="241"] Segura-Sancho[/caption] Costa Rica is ready to welcome Canadian travellers back and the country’s Minister of Tourism, Gustavo Segura Sancho talks with Canadian Travel Press this week about the steps the country has... more ›
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Remembering Edith Baxter

Canadian Travel Press’ Editor-In-Chief And Baxter Media's Co-Founder Was Truly An Industry Icon

Remembering Edith Baxter Baxter Media management and staff is deeply saddened to report the passing of its one and only, Editor-In-Chief, Edith Baxter. Edith passed peacefully at her home in Toronto, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. For over 50 years, Mrs. B – as she was known throughout the... more ›
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CommonPass trial aimed at ensuring safer travel

CommonPass trial aimed at ensuring safer travel IAN STALKER A non-profit public trust is hailing what it says was the successful transatlantic testing of a digital health pass aimed at ensuring safer travel and the reopening of borders closed by the coronavirus pandemic. Switzerland-based Common Project Foundation and the World Economic... more ›
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Light seen at the end of the tunnel for US tourism

Light seen at the end of the tunnel for US tourism IAN STALKER Prominent figures in the United States’ tourist trade are expressing confidence in its long-term prospects, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to dramatically curtail international visitations to the country. Chris Thompson, president of Brand USA – which promotes the... more ›
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