Johanne Bélanger has been appointed president and chief executive of Tourism Toronto, effective September 1st, 2015. Bélanger was president of Freeman Audio Visual Canada for the past ten years and, throughout her career, has been a globally recognised leader in exhibitions and events. She also served as chair of Tourism Toronto’s board of directors from 2012 to 2014 and has been a member of the Board since 2009.
40 pythons have been rescued from plastic storage containers in a motel room in Ontario, Canada, according to reports.
At least three people have been killed and thousands have evacuated their homes in Western Canda due to floods triggered by torrential rain.
Travel to Canada fell 0.6% to 2.1 million trips in November, as a decline in trips from the United States more than offset an increase from overseas countries.
Global internet media company Travelzoo has launched its first iPhone app in Canada, giving Canadians on-the-go access to its outstanding travel, entertainment and local deals. The launch of the free iPhone app coincides with Travelzoo‟s fifth anniversary in Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Québec for the next stage of their first official tour. Also in North America today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Montréal.
Prince William and Kate were greeted by screams fans as they touched down in Canada for their first official overseas tour as newlyweds. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are continuing their visit in the capital Ottawa today, and will participate in Canada Day, 1 July, which is also the 50th anniversary of birth of the late Princess Diana.
Canadian authorities have grounded Quebec-based airline Aeropro following an investigation into its procedures. In a decision branded “surprising” by aviation insiders, Transport Canada revoked the airline’s operating certificate while an investigation into a recent accident remains ongoing.
The continued rise in value of the Canadian dollar as prompted a sharp fall in international visitors over the last decade. Despite a short-term resurgence in the wake of the economic recovery, it is the loss of American tourists which continues to cause the most concern.
Spending on tourism in Canada increased during the final quarter of 2009, as numbers of both international and domestic visitors grew. Meanwhile, Canadian airline WestJet has been eyeing expansion plans.