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Society

Ottawa woman attacked at resort in Mexico

The family of a Canadian woman says she’s lucky to be alive after the 29-year-old was viciously attacked in her Cancun hotel room on the first night of her vacation in Mexico. Lexie York was beaten to the point she» 

Environment, International, Society

Stop dolphin tourism and suffering, urges non-profit

A new report decries the massive scale and profitability of the dolphin entertainment industry, and the suffering it causes the animals. World Animal Protection says at least 3,000 dolphins are confined in 54 countries including the U.S., Mexico, China and» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Last Chance Tourism

See the glaciers before they’re gone, watch the whales or gorillas, or elephants before they are no more, see the Great Barrier Reef before it dies off, visit the Amazon before development eliminates the jungle; This type of thing is» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

Ooops, fierce reaction to Parks Canada fence.

Here today, gone tomorrow (sort of) Signal Hill is an iconic and historic location in St John’s Newfoundland and as such draws a lot of traffic on the road up the hill. Part way up is a visitor centre and» 

Society

Hybrid Norwegian cruise ship to sail through the Northwest Passage

A Norwegian cruise ship named after one of the country’s most famous polar explorers, Roald Amundsen, who became the first European to sail through the Northwest Passage, is set to become the first hybrid vessel to sail through the famed» 

Environment, Society

Double the icebergs seen off Canada’s east coast

Icebergs floating down the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador have become a big tourist attraction and this is a banner year. CBC reports the number of icebergs has doubled what’s usual and wind patterns are driving them closer to the» 

International, Society

Wildlife tourism explodes, fuels animal abuse: magazine

Posting photographs with animals on social media has helped drive a dramatic increase in wildlife tourism, but National Geographic says that has lead to some extreme animal suffering. “You’ll go to a place maybe for a couple of hours, maybe» 

Uncategorized

Record number of tourists visit Canada in 2018

A record 21.3 million travellers came to Canada in 2018, reports Destination Canada, a national marketing organization. The tourism sector accounts for 745,300 jobs and contributes an estimated $102.5 billion dollars. Many travellers come from the United States, but this» 

International, Politics

Canada’s tourism minister cancels trip to China amid rising tensions

Canada’s tourism minister has cancelled a trip to China at the last minute amid growing tensions between the two countries. Melanie Joly’s office confirmed to Radio Canada International that China and Canada “mutually agreed” to postpone her planned trip that» 

Economy, Society

Ottawa offers workshops on how to attract more Chinese tourists

The federal government is setting up a series of workshops for Canadian businesses working in tourism and hospitality sector to help them attract more Chinese tourists, officials announced Friday. Ottawa in collaboration with the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)»