When our loonie began to tumble, now in free fall, one of the “positives” touted was that this would be good for our travel industry, specifically foreign travellers would now find Canada to be a more “affordable” destination. Not to say that all Buffalo hockey fans would now be flocking to Toronto to enjoy a $150.00 Leafs ticket or a $200.00 hotel. But maybe some increase. In my last Blog I wrote that I had not seen any promotions, articles etc in the U.S. papers that I read promoting travel to Canada. (see last post). I must be reading the wrong papers because here is what the Canadian press is saying…
Falling Gas Prices And A Weaker Loonie Are Good News For The Tourism Business
Niagara Falls, Ontario. Falling gas prices and a weakening loonie are raising hopes within Canada’s tourism industry that 2015 will be a banner year
Statia Elliot, director of the school of hospitality, food and tourism management at the University of Guelph, “I think with the way the dollar is and the way gas prices are, we’re going to see good, strong demand for summer vacations,” she said, adding that cost is one of the top factors people consider when deciding to travel. Smart tourism operators will use their marketing savvy south of the border to encourage Americans to come to Canada.