GTAA Vice President, Stakeholder Relations & Communications & proud co-chair of Partners in Project Green.
Hillary Marshall is the Vice President of Stakeholder Relations and Communications for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). She joined the GTAA in September of 2014, and specializes in strategic counsel on all aspects of communications including government and stakeholder relations, and crisis and issues management.
Did you know that demand for air travel around the world is expected to double over the next 20-30 years? As more and more of us want to visit far flung destinations like Dubai or Hong Kong, and peopl...
Mega hub airports are engines that spur the growth of the economies in which they operate, and shoulder a large amount of cargo shipping for importing and exporting businesses. In Canada, businesses across the country are already seeing the benefits of having non-stop access to global destinations.
happen to believe that airports have a unique opportunity to engage those around us and welcome newcomers to the neighbourhood. After all, our surrounding communities rely on one another to grow and thrive, and without one, we do not have the other.
They are small cities that create employment for thousands of people, from air traffic controllers and baggage handlers, to pilots and taxi drivers. Without connectivity, getting to and from flights becomes an issue, but getting to and from work can be an even bigger challenge.
The world of global travel is changing. It's becoming more accessible and affordable; some might even say it's a necessity. Experts predict that air travel will double by the mid-2030s. It's boosting our economies, creating access to opportunities in local, national and international markets, and fueling adventure like never before. But it's also impacting our planet.
When it comes to travel, the majority of us are end-goal oriented. We rate our trips based on destination variables like the weather, the value of our dollar, the people, the food and the activities. Me? I'm a big believer in the journey -- the magical in-between when your trip has yet to be realized and everything still exists in your imagination.
Departing and arriving from airports are a necessary part of anyone's travel itinerary. But what's becoming increasingly clear is that the days when airports existed solely to move us from point A to point B are long gone. Airports are a lot more than just a corridor to drag your stuff through, or a place to hang your hat for a few hours.