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Travel Report Reveals International Visa Cardholders Spent Nearly Two Billion in Canada this Winter

International Visa cardholders spent $1.7B in Canada this winter, representing a 2.7% decrease over the same period last year, according to the 2015 Winter Travel Snapshot released by Visa Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). Given that a significant amount of Visa cardholders' spending was seen in... Read More »

Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Huge China Outbound Tourism Market offers Opportunities for Canada

It’s time to get your calculators out, because the outbound tourism market in China produces staggering statistics. Example one: Chinese consumers took 67.5 million overnight trips abroad in 2014, a 14% year-on-year rise. This kind of data can only be happy news for Canada, says the new Global Tourism Watch... Read More »

Canadian Tourism Commission

CTC Brings Influencers to Bear in South Korea Market

The fully independent traveller (FIT) sector is growing rapidly in South Korea. These travellers want to plan their own trips, seeking off-the-beaten track experiences in contrast to Canada’s traditional icons. To capitalize on this adventurous independent spirit, the South Korea office of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) has launched its 2015... Read More »

Canadian Tourism Commission

Minister of State Bernier Attends Rendez-vous Canada 2015 and Hghlights Government of Canada's Continued Commitment to Promoting Canada as a Top Tourism Destination

Today, Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) (Agriculture), spoke about the Government of Canada's continued commitment to promoting Canada as a premier tourism destination during his address at Rendez-vous Canada 2015. Minister of State Bernier spoke to Canadian tourism sellers and some 30 international travel trade media about the... Read More »

Industry Canada

Banff Aspen Lodge Claims Gold at the 2015 Banff Lake Louise Housekeeping Olympics

It may have been a picture perfect day for a BBQ in Banff National Park, but picknickers arriving at the 3rd Annual Housekeeping Olympics weren’t seeking the serenity of the mountain landscape: they were looking for gold - Olympic Gold. There was an undeniable sense of competition in the air at Banff’s... Read More »

Banff Lake Louise Hotel Motel Association