Canada has best year since ’72 for tourists from United States

Expo 86 in Vancouver wasn’t the only drawing card for foreign travel into Canada, although B.C. had an 81 per cent increase in foreign visitors staying at least one night. American visitors to Ontario increased 5 per cent last year to 8,437,000. Read more …
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Canada is booming as a safe vacation spot

One region getting special mention this year is Vancouver, British Columbia, the country’s only big city on the west coast. It is the site of Expo 86, a world’s fair on transportation that also celebrates the centenary of the city’s founding. By itself, the fair is e
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Americans are flocking to Canada

TORONTO –  Lured by a weak Canadian dollar, an advertising campaign and fear of terrorism abroad, vacationing Americans are flocking to Canada. If the trend continues, this will be a record year for Canadian tourism. In the first three months, 1.3 million Americans visited Canad
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Canada: The World Next Door

Canada gets tourism out of the woods However, with increasing numbers of Americans choosing to stay home rather than risk terrorist attacks abroad, and with Expo ’86 in Vancouver already shaping up as a major tourist draw, Canada clearly would be a logical vacation spot–if
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Canada set for rush of U.S. tourist gold

VANCOUVER With its world-class Expo 86 and a whopping-good currency exchange rate to offer U.S. vacationers, Canada is expecting its greatest rush of Americans in a decade, says the country’s top tourism official. But he stopped short of specifying what many in the U.S. travel i
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We could cash in on Canada’s new tourism image

Tourism Canada plans to tell Americans more about our cities and nightlife and less about our mountains and moose and that could pay dividends for Windsor’s growing tourism industry. According to a $1.2-million survey of American travellers, released Tuesday by tourism Minister
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Canada’s rugged image hurts tourism, study finds

Canada can capture a bigger slice of the American tourist dollar if its plays down our Mounties, moose and mountains and promotes our cities, culture and a sense of foreignness, a federal study shows. The $1-million dollar study, based on 9,000 in-home interviews with Americans last y
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Wilderness not the draw we thought

OTTAWA (CP) – Americans are not as thrilled with our moose and mounties as the Canadian tourism industry once thought and that means a whole new marketing strategy is needed to lure them north on holidays, say Tourism Minister Jack Murta. “They are not as taken up with our
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