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Cruising, Caribbean are top trends


Following a solid 2014 and despite a weakened Canadian dollar, officials are optimistic about the growth of leisure travel in the coming year, reports assistant editor, Greg Coates in this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.

In a recent survey conducted across a large cross-section of’s Canadian membership, 95% of members said their 2015 bookings are on par or greater than the same time last year, and 99% said they expect their clients will spend the same or more on travel in 2015 as compared to last year. In addition, 100% of the consortium’s Canadian membership expressed that their personal outlook was optimistic about their business for 2015.

Regarding membership, Canada added 85 new members last year, bringing the total to more than 700.

These numbers were revealed at a news conference in Toronto last week, and while president John Lovell was unable to attend, he sent the following statement.

“The weakened Canadian dollar against the US dollar has not yet impacted future bookings and lower energy costs have placed more discretionary income into the hands of consumers,” he said.

Officials on hand in Toronto included executives Tiffany Glass, Stephen McGillivray and Christine James, vice-president, Canada.

For the full story, check out this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier by clicking here.


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