Articles tagged “canada”

Airbnb Says Its Business in Canada Is Growing Even as Regulations Loom

Airbnb Says Its Business in Canada Is Growing Even as Regulations Loom

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Why wouldn't Airbnb have its sights on growing its business in Canada? It makes perfect sense but, if its regulatory battles in other global cities like New York and Barcelona are any indication, dealing with regulations in that country will also be a challenge.

3 weeks ago

Latin America’s Popularity Declines: U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for November 2016

Latin America’s Popularity Declines: U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for November 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

November was the third consecutive month that U.S. arrivals to South America decreased or were flat from the previous year and the fourth -- albeit non-consecutive -- month of declines in U.S. arrivals to the Caribbean in 2016. Travel brands are monitoring demand for Latin America following zika virus outbreaks across the region during the past year.

3 weeks ago

William Shatner Is Selling Montreal Tourism in New Facebook Ad Campaign

William Shatner Is Selling Montreal Tourism in New Facebook Ad Campaign

Dan Peltier, Skift

Montreal's use of targeted advertising on Facebook, however, and the use of William Shatner is a smart example of how to go after key markets.

1 month ago

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for October 2016

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for October 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

With more airlift from the U.S. to Mexico, and the country's increased focus on luxury travel, combined with a stronger U.S. economy, it makes sense that U.S. travel growth to Mexico became robust in 2016.

2 months ago

Travelers from Canada to U.S. Get New Pre-Clearance Customs Options

Travelers from Canada to U.S. Get New Pre-Clearance Customs Options

Associated Press

Pre clearance areas for U.S. Customs is a great benefit for arriving passengers, enabling them to avoid long lines trying to get into the country. There should be more of these things.

2 months ago

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for September 2016

U.S. Outbound Tourism Snapshot for September 2016

Dan Peltier, Skift

Nine months in to 2016, outbound U.S. tourism is confirming our earlier position that this was going to be an excellent year for foreign travel. A strong currency helps outweigh fears of violence and even Zika.

3 months ago

Canada Eases Visa Restrictions on Mexican Tourists

Canada Eases Visa Restrictions on Mexican Tourists

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Canada and Mexico want to make it clear to each other that they're willing to work together to make tourism easier, even if the new administration in the country between them doesn't share the same view.

3 months ago

Canada Has a Problem With Sky-High Airfares

Canada Has a Problem With Sky-High Airfares

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Canada has too much government regulation to allow EasyJet and Ryanair clones to flourish. But several new startups could produce lower fares for some Canadians.

6 months ago

Canada’s Weak Economy Is Bad News for Maine Tourism

Canada’s Weak Economy Is Bad News for Maine Tourism

Associated Press

A weaker Canadian dollar may be bad news for tourism in Maine but it's good news for American travelers wanting to head north to Canada.

6 months ago

Skift Survey: What Global Travelers Really Think About Visiting America-In-Turmoil

Skift Survey: What Global Travelers Really Think About Visiting America-In-Turmoil

Jason Clampet, Skift

Travel to the U.S. is more resilient than some other countries, but there are already warning signs that the current climate should be cause for concern.

7 months ago

Canada Offers Mexico Visa-Free Travel in Exchange for Chance to Sell It More Beef

Canada Offers Mexico Visa-Free Travel in Exchange for Chance to Sell It More Beef

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

This comes at a time when travel between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are highly valued by smart leaders in each nation. Canada wants to sell its beef, but it wants Mexican tourists with money nearly as much.

8 months ago

Brand USA Says It Is Having Trouble Reaching Its Tourism Goals

Brand USA Says It Is Having Trouble Reaching Its Tourism Goals

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

President Obama's goal of bringing 100 million foreign travelers to the U.S. in 2021 may have been too ambitious given global instability and an unexpectedly strong U.S. dollar. The first challenge is to bring back Canadian tourists.

8 months ago