Articles tagged “canada”

Canada’s Porous Border and Quarantine-Cheating U.S. Tourists Raise Anxieties

Canada’s Porous Border and Quarantine-Cheating U.S. Tourists Raise Anxieties

Julie Gordon and Tessa Vikander, Reuters

Canada has been a relative success story in containing the virus. But a recent leap in traffic coming across the border has U.S.'s neighbors to the north increasingly on edge with cases in the states spiking to record levels.

4 weeks ago

Canada Will Require Phased-In Temperature Checks for Flyers: Prime Minister Trudeau

Canada Will Require Phased-In Temperature Checks for Flyers: Prime Minister Trudeau

Steve Scherer, Reuters

Justin Trudeau isn't messing around, extending Canada's super-vigilance to airport temperature checks now.

2 months ago

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Destinations, Take Note: Americans Are More Likely Than Canadians and Brits to Keep Travel Plans

Destinations, Take Note: Americans Are More Likely Than Canadians and Brits to Keep Travel Plans

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There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to what the next six months of travel are going to look like. New research from Twenty31 helps to decode how U.S., UK, and Canadian travelers are thinking about their upcoming plans as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be top of mind.

2 months ago

Canada and the U.S. Slated to Extend Travel Ban Through July

Canada and the U.S. Slated to Extend Travel Ban Through July

David Ljunggren and Steve Scherer, Reuters

No "bienvenue" for you. The United States and Canada appear set to agree to keep their 5,500-mile border closed to nonessential traffic, as the coronavirus continues to spread in both nations.

2 months ago

Air Canada’s Billion Dollar Fundraising Gives It Flexibility

Air Canada’s Billion Dollar Fundraising Gives It Flexibility

Ankit Ajmera, Fergal Smith, and Allison Lampert, Reuters

It's good news that Air Canada was able to raise nearly $1.18 billion ($1.6 billion Canadian) to boost its balance sheet.

2 months ago

Canada to Pony Up Millions to Help Its Provinces Promote Local Vacations

Canada to Pony Up Millions to Help Its Provinces Promote Local Vacations

Steve Scherer, Reuters

This is a wise decision to extend a lifeline to the hurting tourism industry. And it's a first for the government, providing funds to promote going local.

3 months ago

Canada’s Large Cruise Ship Ban Extended Until Oct. 31

Canada’s Large Cruise Ship Ban Extended Until Oct. 31

Steve Scherer, Reuters

Fall foliage cruises through Canada are essentially a no-go this season due to the latest extension of a large cruise ship ban because of coronavirus.

3 months ago

Canada and the U.S. Slated to Extend Travel Ban by 30 Days

Canada and the U.S. Slated to Extend Travel Ban by 30 Days

David Ljunggren, Reuters

The latest ban extension on non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. is aimed at keeping citizens in both countries safe, but it will certainly have a negative financial impact on the busy summer travel season.

3 months ago

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Blackstone Looks at Buying Water-Park Operator Great Wolf

Kiel Porter and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

Great Wolf Resorts has had a few private equity owners in its recent history and another one clearly thinks there is more money to squeeze out of the business.

11 months ago

New Suitor Challenges Air Canada’s Bid for Tour Operator Transat

New Suitor Challenges Air Canada’s Bid for Tour Operator Transat

Sandrine Rastello, Bloomberg

What could a real estate player possibly want from buying a tour operator? The answer, hotels. Transat is growing its hotel division, with a goal to add 5,000 rooms in places such as Mexico and the Caribbean in the next few years.

1 year ago

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Skift Webinar: How Canada Is Using Meetings to Drive Economic Development

Skift Webinar: How Canada Is Using Meetings to Drive Economic Development

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In Skift's recent webinar, we explored how destinations like Canada are revamping their meetings strategy to stay competitive. Register now to get the recording of the session.

1 year ago

Air Canada Bids $387 Million for Tour Operator Transat

Air Canada Bids $387 Million for Tour Operator Transat

Scott Deveau, Bloomberg

While buying a rival airline makes sense, what's interesting is that as a vertically-integrated tour operator Transat has a number of other business lines, including brick-and-mortar travel agencies. What will Air Canada do with these?

1 year ago