Much of the world spent 2011 trying to shake off—in most cases unsuccessfully—the depredations of the economic recession. The travel sector took some buffeting, but kept its momentum going, ending the year in good shape for 2012.
For many travellers, how far the dollar, yuan, pound or real in their pocket will stretch while abroad is a major consideration. So there’s good news ahead for the majority of CTC’s key international markets in the third quarter of 2011, with Canada’s price competitiveness expected to improve.
Australians love their tucker. So the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) teased the palates of Aussie tour operators and travel agents at the 2011 iteration of Canada Corroboree with a Canadian cuisine theme: “Cooking up a Storm.”
The US economy may have had more ups and downs in 2010 than Disney’s Tower of Terror, but American desire to come to Canada has kept its footing. That positive note comes despite a 13% drop in total international pleasure travel versus 2007.