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Marriott signs for W Hotels property in Canada

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Larco to bring W Hotels’ bold design to Toronto for the first time. The nine-story, 255-room property located at 90 Bloor Street East in Toronto’s fashionable Yorkville neighbourhood, will be surrounded by high-end boutiques, galleries and design studios as well as chic cafes, polished bars and fine-dining restaurants. The $40 million transformation will […]

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Long Island welcomes historic visitor numbers

Statistics from the New York State Economic Impact of Tourism report showcase record breaking highs across the state and Long Island in visitation, economic impact, and direct spending. For the first-time tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5 per cent, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually […]


United States’ response to Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas

The United States extends its condolences to all those in The Bahamas who have lost loved ones and we stand with the communities affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. government is working in partnership with the Government of The Bahamas, including the National Emergency Management Authority, to deliver emergency supplies to address the immediate needs in the wake of […]


UK visitors drive arrivals upward in Chicago

The United States city of Chicago has seen a large spike in UK visitor numbers, reporting a 15.2 per cent increase in those visiting in 2018 compared with the year before. Some 141,000 UK visitors came to Chicago last year, contributing to the total of 2.2 million international visitors in 2018. These visits contribute significantly to the city’s 33 million […]


American Airlines to go triple daily on US Virgin Islands route

The US Virgin Islands department of tourism has announced the addition of a third American Airlines’ daily flight between Miami and St. Thomas in time for the winter season. Commissioner of tourism, Joseph Boschulte, reported that from December 18th the third daily flight will operate as a same day turn, departing Miami International Airport at 08:35 and arriving at Cyril […]

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Air Canada sees strong second quarter

Air Canada has reported second quarter EBITDA of $916, up from the figure of $739 million reported last year. The airline reported second quarter 2019 operating income of $422 million, compared to second quarter 2018 operating income of $308 million. At the same time, the carrier reported adjusted net income of $240 million or $0.88 per diluted share in the […]

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American travelers reduce budgets, still spend more than Europeans

The results of GGA 19th annual Holiday Barometer were released today. This year’s barometer found that the number of Americans who indicated that they would be taking vacation this summer held steady at 68 percent equal to the number of respondents in Brazil (68%) and five points higher than the number of European respondents (63%). There were several interesting differences […]

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Ontario International Airport: Passenger volume up almost 7% in April

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) climbed nearly 7% in April, continuing a trend of steady growth for the nation’s fastest growing airport. According to data compiled by the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA), almost 445,000 airline passengers traveled through the Inland Empire airport last month, an increase of 6.9% over April last year. From January through April, ONT […]

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U.S. Visa for Cubans: Cuban tourists face harsh restrictions

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba posted a bomb-shell message on their website today, punishing Cuban citizen and the travel and tourism trade between Cuba and the United States. The message reads: Effective March 18, 2019, the United States will reduce the B2 visa validity for Cuban nationals to three months with a single entry.  U.S. immigration law requires that U.S. visa […]