Fewer heads rested on Canadian pillows in 2009, but visitors kept splashing the cash while they were here.
Brazil is definitely an up-and-comer. With 196 million people making their home there, it has the world’s 10th largest economy in terms of gross domestic product (GDP).
2009 was a troubled and troubling year. Many factors, including the H1N1 flu virus outbreak and the global recession, took their toll on the tourism industry.
There’s no disguising the fact that 2009 was a year of woe for international travel to Canada.
The Canadian dollar looked as ripped as Leo DiCaprio in the first quarter of 2010.
The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull (hard to pronounce, but now easy to spot on the map) dominated the news in April.
Money talks—and the Canadian dollar currently has one of the loudest voices in the global marketplace. Good—and bad.
It’s been a long, dark road, but Japan is starting to see daylight after a terrible financial slump. A sense of guarded optimism is suffusing the world’s second-largest economy.
I caught a small bit of news on CBC Radio saying that we need to lobby for more international flights into Vancouver, BC.
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