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Issue Date: Jun 04, 2018

Take a dive off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Take a dive off Costa Rica’s Cocos Island IAN STALKER Daniel Berrocal is understandably no fan of the blockbuster movie, Jaws. Berrocal is with Dive Costa Rica Islands, which sends people on 10-day shipborne packages to Costa Rica’s Cocos Island, where they’ll spend a week diving with rays, whales, dolphins and schools of fish. And sharks as well. “It’s really known for its biodiversity,” Berrocal’s colleague Onditz... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 04, 2018

Take a sip of Costa Rica coffee tour

Take a sip of  Costa Rica  coffee tour IAN STALKER (Photo above: A tourist picks coffee beans on the Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour.) Photo courtesy MI CAFECITO COFFEE TOUR Tourists going on Costa Rica’s Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour can have a cup of Joe that other tourists may have played a key role in. The tours, found near interior Costa Rica’s Poas Volcano, can have visitors both plant coffee and pick coffee beans, says the... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 04, 2018

A-wandering this hotel will go

A-wandering this hotel will go IAN STALKER (Photo above courtesy THE TRAVEL CORPORATION) Thierry Tessier is a man on the move and so is his hotel. The veteran French hotelier’s latest project has him preparing to open what he and Small Luxury Hotels of the World says will be the world’s first “wandering hotel,” with the property expected to open in Salento, Italy, this fall then move to Siem Reap, Cambodia,... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 04, 2018

Fast-growing popularity sees hotel boom in the region

Riviera Nayarit

Fast-growing popularity sees hotel boom in the region IAN STALKER (Photo above: Trendy Sayulita is one of many Riviera Nayarit destinations welcoming visitors.) Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit is preparing to add more hotel rooms as the fast-growing region’s popularity shows no signs of abating. The Pacific Coast region now has some 15,000 hotel rooms, and says Carlos Eguiarte, the Riviera Nayarit’s sales & promotion coordinator, it is... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 04, 2018

Aeromexico happy with its Canadian network

Pleasing results

Aeromexico happy with its Canadian network IAN STALKER Growing air links between this country and Mexico aren’t alarming Aeromexico, one of the several carriers carrying people between Canada and the Latin American country. Aeromexico joins Air Canada and Interjet in delivering Canadians to Mexico City, and there are also several airlines linking points in Canada with other destinations in Mexico. But Paul Verhagen, Aeromexico’s... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 04, 2018

Visit US Coalition takes tourism’s message to the White House

Stopping the drop

Visit US Coalition  takes tourism’s message to the White House MIKE DUNBAR (Photo above courtesy of BRIAN WALSKI PHOTOGRAPHY) The US Travel Association has banded together with 14 other major business groups in Washington to launch the Visit US Coalition in order to address a disturbing market share drop that’s costing America jobs and income. Roger Dow, US Travel’s chief exec told a press briefing at this year’s IPW trade show in Denver,... more ›

 

Issue Date: Jun 04, 2018

China outlook serves as RVC centrepiece

China outlook serves as RVC centrepiece TED DAVIS (Photo above: Bardish Chagger, the federal minister of small business and tourism, at Rendez-vous Canada 2018 in Halifax this year.) 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. The buzz created by the... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 28, 2018

Philadelphia – It all started here

Philadelphia – It all started here IAN STALKER (Photo above: Philadelphia is justifi ably proud of its historic side.) Philadelphia tourism officials are inviting people to explore a city that literally dates back to the United States’ earliest days. Donna Schorr, spokeswoman for Visit Philadelphia, told a recent Toronto gathering that her city is steeped in American history, much of which is on display for... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 28, 2018

Texas gets it done

Texas gets it done GREG COATES (Photo above: San Antonio is celebrating its Tricentennial (300 years) this year.) photo courtesy VISITSANANTONIO.COM While 2017 numbers have yet to be released, Canada remains Texas’ second best international market, pushing the 500,000-mark for visitor volume in 2016, a number that is expected to increase by 11% by 2021. Key to this is access with numerous direct flights... more ›

 

Issue Date: May 28, 2018

A perfect place to meet

A perfect place to meet BOB MOWAT (Photo above: Seen here, from l to r, during a recent stop in Toronto are Julie Ellis, public relations & communications manager for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; Kimberly Hartley, TravelSolutions by Design (which provides services for the Myrtle Beach CVB); Chef Heidi Vukov; Ursula Grant, convention sales manager for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; and... more ›

 

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