Articles tagged “canada”

Lyft Will Enter Canada as Its First Foreign Market

Lyft Will Enter Canada as Its First Foreign Market

Natalie Wong, Bloomberg

In Formula One, a racecar will go where the driver's eyes go. In capitalism, a startup will go where its investors see the most potential for market share gain. In the race between Lyft and Uber in Canada, the real winner now is the consumer, thanks to discounting.

1 month ago

Visit Florida Faces Uphill Fight to Woo Back Canadians

Visit Florida Faces Uphill Fight to Woo Back Canadians

Dan Peltier, Skift

Money talks no matter where you're from. More of Visit Florida's partners will need to dish out deeper deals if the state wants to get serious about presenting itself as affordable to Canadians when, in reality, popular attractions like Disney World only get more expensive.

1 month ago

Marriott CEO: Trump Is Driving Conference Business Out of U.S. to Canada

Marriott CEO: Trump Is Driving Conference Business Out of U.S. to Canada

Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg

The U.S. has already seen a Trump Slump in international tourist numbers so this shift in more meetings' groups heading to Canada shouldn't be at all surprising. I mean, why meet in a country where you or your attendees may not even be able to get in?

2 months ago

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New Research: The Habits and Behaviors of U.S. and Canadian Travelers

New Research: The Habits and Behaviors of U.S. and Canadian Travelers

Expedia Media Solutions + Skift

A new study from Expedia Media delves deep into the behaviors and preferences of U.S. and Canadian travelers.

3 months ago

Chinese Tourism Surges to Canada While U.S. Visits Decline

Chinese Tourism Surges to Canada While U.S. Visits Decline

Raini Hamdi, Skift

While demand for flights from China to the U.S. is down, it is rising to Canada, which is enjoying new peaks in Chinese arrivals. No Trump Slump in Canada, which is visa-friendly, welcoming and appealing to free-spirited millennials.

3 months ago

European Court Says EU-Canada Passenger Data Deal Violates Privacy

European Court Says EU-Canada Passenger Data Deal Violates Privacy

Associated Press

Many countries haven't figured out how to safely and securely share passenger data while maintaining privacy. That's a problem as more airports begin to pilot various biometrics programs, for example, that all meant to harvest this data.

5 months ago

Canada’s New Passenger Bill of Rights Bans Removal in Cases of Overbooking

Canada’s New Passenger Bill of Rights Bans Removal in Cases of Overbooking

Rob Gillies, Associated Press

U.S. lawmakers rarely enact airline regulations anymore. But that's not so in Canada, where Transportation Minister Marc Garneau likes to take action to protect consumers.

7 months ago

Opinion: Canadian Tourism Needs to Drive Spending First, Visitors Second

Opinion: Canadian Tourism Needs to Drive Spending First, Visitors Second

Lyle Hall, HLT Advisory Inc.

Sure, many destinations love more foot traffic each year to make things seem lively and like momentum is building. But isn't getting spending totals up the end goal, anyways? With overtourism plaguing many destinations, we look at this viewpoint on why spending, not more visitor arrivals, is what really matters.

7 months ago

Canada to Consider Airline Passenger Bill of Rights

Canada to Consider Airline Passenger Bill of Rights

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press

How many people read the fine print in a contract of carriage when they purchase an airline ticket? Having an airline passenger bill of rights is a great way to clarify things for passengers and to restore confidence in airlines.

8 months ago

Mexicans’ Travel to Canada Is Surging and It’s Not All About Trump

Mexicans’ Travel to Canada Is Surging and It’s Not All About Trump

Rob Gillies, Associated Press

Airline lift, currency issues, a relaxed visa policy, and U.S. President Trump's actions and rhetoric gave Mexican tourists more reasons to visit Canada. U.S. tourism from Mexico was up five percent year-over-year from January to August 2016, but this was before Trump won the election.

9 months ago

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.

10 months 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.

10 months ago