Tourism spending in Canada sees largest decline ever

Tourism gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 14.8 per cent, while jobs attributable to tourism fell 6.5 per cent, both also the largest quarterly declines

Tourism spending in Canada sees largest decline everTourism spending in Canada fell 14.2 per cent in the first quarter—the largest decline on record—in the wake of measures imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in March, reported Statistics Canada on Tuesday. The federal agency said tourism gross domestic product (GDP) decreased 14.8 per cent, while jobs attributable to tourism fell 6.5 per cent,…

$17-million investment to help restart Alberta’s tourism industry

The money comes from new federal and provincial programs for Alberta destination management organizations and tourism businesses

$17-million investment to help restart Alberta’s tourism industryTravel Alberta announced Monday a $17-million investment to help restart Alberta's tourism industry. The money comes from new federal and provincial programs for Alberta destination management organizations and tourism businesses. "From the Rockies to the Badlands, it's not hard to see why visitors are drawn to Alberta. Yet tourism and those whose livelihoods depend on…

Alberta tourism industry coping with COVID

Shelley Grollmuss, VP, Industry Development with Travel Alberta, talks about the impact COVID has had on tourism in the province

On today's episode of Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi on Calgary's Business, Shelley Grollmuss, VP, Industry Development with Travel Alberta, talks about the impact COVID has had on tourism in the province. SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL  

WestJet extends temporary transborder and international route suspensions

Addressing significantly reduced passenger demand for air travel while continuing to keep critical economic lifelines open for essential travel and cargo

WestJet extends temporary transborder and international route suspensionsWestJet says it extending its temporary transborder and international route suspensions through June 25. The Calgary-based airline has also updated its schedule from June 5 through to July 4 "to address significantly reduced guest demand for air travel while continuing to keep critical economic lifelines open for essential travel and cargo." It said passengers with…
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