Articles tagged “canada”

Canada Is Set to Weaken Laws on Foreign Ownership for Airlines and Railways

Canada Is Set to Weaken Laws on Foreign Ownership for Airlines and Railways

Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

Under this legislation in Canada, foreign concerns could own as much as 49 percent of Air Canada or WestJet Airlines. That's not likely to happen anytime soon, however.

4 weeks ago

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Slow and steady may win the race for Lyft, which is surely happy to sit back and let Uber struggle with its high-profile problems.

1 month ago

WestJet Has a Lot Riding on the Launch of Its New Low-Cost Airline

WestJet Has a Lot Riding on the Launch of Its New Low-Cost Airline

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Starting up a new low-cost airline in a pretty crowded market presents a major challenge for WestJet's new CEO. Add on an expansion of its long-haul program, and you can see why aviation analysts are a little worried.

2 months ago

Canadian Bill to Relax Foreign Ownership Laws on Airlines and Railways Hits a Snag

Canadian Bill to Relax Foreign Ownership Laws on Airlines and Railways Hits a Snag

Frederic Tomesco and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg

The proposed bill establish new airline-passenger rights for customers in Canada, so that's good news for consumers.

2 months ago

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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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?

8 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

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

9 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.

9 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.

11 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.

1 year 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 year ago