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TIAC backs Senate report on air travel

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) was quick to lend its support to the recommendations in the Future of Canadian Air Travel: Toll Booth or Spark Plug report that has just been tabled by the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications. TIAC president and CEO, David Goldstein observed: “The recommendations in this report provide smart policy fixes that would allow our travel and tourism sector to thrive, providing economic growth and creating jobs across the country. We fully support the committee’s overarching recommendation for a cohesive national air strategy, and believe that a focused approach to the aviation sector will help to increase air travel in Canada.” In two appearances before the Senate committee, TIAC made it clear that the current state of Canada’s aviation sector was having a negative affect on “our ability to compete in a competitive world tourism marketplace.” And Goldstein commended the committee for the “common-sense solutions” that have been presented in the reporting, commenting that TIAC looks forward “to continuing to work with the government on this vital issue and would be pleased to support the establishment of a National Air Travel Strategy.” Go to http://www.tiac.travel for more.

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