This newsletter has been developed by Statistics Canada’s Tourism Statistics Program to highlight travel and tourism data developments, share news of program enhancements in the works and stay connected with data users.
The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister for Small Business and Tourism is in the process of developing Canada's New Tourism Vision, a set of policies and initiatives focusing on increasing international visitation to Canada and growing Canada's tourism sector.
Keynote speaker Moniek Hover and her colleague Licia Calvi will offer a free workshop, Becoming Vincent: Improving your destination's storytelling, Wednesday, September 28 (10-12 noon) where they will relate their experiences of working with destinations to use storytelling to capitalize on Vincent Van Gogh's time in the Netherlands.
We’re only a few months away from our Annual Conference in Edmonton, AB and we’re looking forward to a memorable gathering filled with opportunities to learn and network.
Jon Bromstein - Analytical Lead at Google - to deliver 2016 TTRA Canada Conference Keynote Address on Tuesday, September 29 in Edmonton, AB Canada
Quebec City has been on the World’s Best Cities list for more than a decade, thanks in part to its friendly locals who don’t laugh at tourists' attempts to resurrect their high-school-level French. This year in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards survey, Quebec City was named Canada's Best City.
Since my last post in May, the TTRA Canada Board of Directors held its annual spring meeting behind the walls of the historic Monastère des Augustines in Québec City; TTRA International held its annual conference way high up in the resort village of Vail, Colorado and planning for the upcoming TTRA Canada Edmonton Conference is in full swing following a great responses to our call for participation.
Registration for the 2016 TTRA Canada conference - September 28 to 30 in Edmonton AB - is now open!
Animating downtown spaces for tourists will be the focus of TTRA Canada’s conference case study this year. With more than $4billion in investment slated for Edmonton’s downtown core – lessons on (re)envisioning downtown spaces as places to gather, recreate, engage, and learn will be shared with conference delegates.
Vancouver will see the biggest growth in overnight tourist visits this year, according to a new outlook report that predicts a strong overall year for tourism in Canada.