World tourism strategies forged at Hawaiʻi conference
Waikiki, Hawaiʻi has once again proven to be an ideal location for the Global Tourism Summit, a professional gathering focused on world tourism trends, strategies and solutions.
As a microcosm of global tourism trends and seismic natural events, there is hardly a more suitable destination than Hawaiʻi. The relatively tiny chain of tropical islands lies far from any mainland on... more ›
Goway’s Africa program spans a range of wildlife ranging from A(ardvark) to Z(ebra).
Moira Smith of Goway’s Africa program told a recent Toronto gathering that the program features 22 countries, with many of those countries having predominantly wildlife-based tourism, including Botswana and its Okavango Delta; Uganda, home to the likes of gorillas and tree-climbing lions; and... more ›
Samuel Tunai’s backyard is home to some regal cats.
Tunai, governor of Kenya’s Narok County, told a recent The Travel Corporation/ME to WE gathering in Toronto that his Kenyan jurisdiction is home to the likes of lions, frequently dubbed the king of the beasts; leopards; elephants; giraffes; and other creatures that lure wildlife enthusiasts, and he promised that Narok County... more ›
Former national ski team member Cary Mullen has gone from life in winter’s extremely fast lane to now hosting winter-weary refugees in a sun-soaked part of the world that will never experience the sort of snow Mullen saw growing up in Banff.
Mullen – whose resume includes 11 years on the national ski team, which led to him competing in the Albertville and Lillehammer Winter... more ›
(Photo above: Sheldon Suga and Matt Lawrence of Hawks Cay Resort)
If storms like Hurricane Florence or last year’s Hurricane Irma have any kind of silver lining, it’s giving resorts a good reason to renovate or enhance their properties.
Take, for example, Hawks Cay Resort, a landmark Florida Keys destination resort which celebrated its grand reopening at the end of August... more ›
ANA has gone from being an operation that began with two helicopters to one that has a very weighty presence in both Japanese and international airspace.
Kana Watanabe, assistant manager of passenger sales in ANA’s Vancouver office, reports that her carrier is the largest in Japan, outpacing Japan Airlines in terms of both revenue and the number of passengers carried.
Watanabe... more ›
China Eastern Airlines wants to build the same kind of reputation among the general public in the Toronto area as it has among expatriate Chinese living in the Ontario capital.
The Shanghai-based airline has daily Toronto-Shanghai service, offering passengers a choice of First, Business and Economy Class service on the B777-300s it uses on the route.
China Eastern Airlines –... more ›
(Photo above courtesy TRANSAT DISTRIBUTION CANADA)
In the second part of CTP’s exclusive interview with TDC’s Nathalie Boyer and Susan Bowman, the conversation focuses on challenges, growth and a whole lot more.
About a year ago, Transat Distribution Canada’s general manager, Nathalie Boyer, and its vice-president marketing & industry relations, Susan Bowman, talked... more ›
(Photo above courtesy PATA: Traditional Malaysian dancers at the opening night welcome reception for the recent PATA Travel Mart in Langkawi.)
[caption id="attachment_114563" align="alignright" width="300"] (Photo by Ted Davis): Tuan Mohamaddin bin Ketapi, the Malaysia minister of tourism, arts and culture, takes questions during a press conference at the PATA Travel... more ›
[caption id="attachment_114455" align="alignright" width="300"] Jamaica’s minister of tourism Edmund Bartlett and Playa Hotels & Resorts’ Kevin Froemming at the 28th annual Jamaica Product Exchange in Montego Bay.[/caption]
(Photo above: At the opening ceremonies for JAPEX 2018 are (l-r) Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism, Baxter Media’s Ann Ruppenstein... more ›