Articles tagged “canada”

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

3 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.

5 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 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.

10 months ago