My greatest gift ever was to be your son.
Call after call, message after message from all four corners of the globe with people sharing stories about how you affected their lives, the outpouring of love is overwhelming.
For some, it was a single interaction with you that they have held on to and cherished, for others it has been decades of your friendship and leadership.
To know you... more ›
Israel Counsel of Tourism for Canada
[caption id="attachment_146197" align="alignright" width="220"] Hana[/caption]This week, Gal Hana takes CTP’s readers on a trip into the near future, offering some observations on how understanding the past and imagining the future can lead to a ‘better and more promising present.’
The year is 2040.
You’re sitting in your... more ›
Exploring the future with Expedia Group
Technological innovation will be the key driver in the industry’s recovery from the global pandemic and it will continue in that role going forward.
And along with sharing its commitment to focus on this, the Expedia Group is also calling on all players in the global travel ecosystem to adapt to the shift in traveller expectations in critical areas such as flexibility, cleanliness, and... more ›
A dreamer who made the imagined a reality
I remember my first meeting with Butch Stewart.
It was at one of Sunquest Vacations’ annual fall launches at the onstellation Hotel out by Pearson Airport in Toronto back in the early 1980s.
He was working the room. Proudly handing out brochures featured his newly opened, first hotel in Montego Bay to travel agents wandering the exhibition floor.
He was a one man... more ›
CLIA report charts the course for 2021
While 2020 was challenging beyond description, new research indicates that there is optimism on the horizon with two out of three cruisers willing to cruise within a year and 58% of international vacationers, who have never cruised, likely to cruise in the next few years.
That was one of the headlines from the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 2021 State of the Cruise... more ›
Special to Canadian Travel Press
Chris Thompson, President & CEO of Brand USA sits down with Canadian Travel Press to map out the path the organization is following as it looks forward to welcoming Canadian travellers back to the US once it is safe to do so.
How and when do you see travel ‘re-starting’ between Canada and the USA; and why do you believe this will be the case?... more ›
'A proud, strong and passionate leader'
The Canadian tourism industry was both shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of Charlotte Bell, the president and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).
[caption id="attachment_145794" align="alignright" width="220"] Charlotte Bell[/caption]In a message to TIAC members and this country’s travel and tourism industry, TIAC’s Board Chair, Dave McKenna wrote:... more ›
National working group needed to support restaurant industry’s revival
A nationwide group that lobbies on behalf of this country›s restaurants is calling for the formation of a working group aimed at helping the restaurant industry recover from a coronavirus pandemic fallout that it warns is having a “catastrophic” impact on those it represents.
Restaurants Canada president Todd Barclay said recently that such a group could deal with a host... more ›
When commercial travel picks up again, businesspeople will be crossing the Canada/US border with increased regularity. Also with increasing regularity, they’ll be doing so in the company of a Personal Electronic Device (“PED”).
A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision noted the growth as follows:
1997: 22% of Canadian households had a cell phone for personal use;
2004:... more ›
Online travel industry growth will accelerate in Canada
According to GlobalData, the Canadian government’s plans to connect 98% of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026 will only accelerate online travel demand.
The global data and analytics company points out that the online travel intermediary market value already easily exceeds that of offline, reaching US$14.1 billion in 2019 compared to US$9.2 billion for in-store in... more ›