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How the Tourism Commission Gets the Word Out About Canada

If you're like me, then there are times you've probably asked this question: "how do international travellers view Canada? And what motivates them to visit?" Why choose Ottawa over Washington? Why pick Calgary as a travel destination over Buenos Aires? These are questions that the Canadian government must ask as well if our country is to be a competitive draw for travellers.
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National Geographic Spotlights Toronto

National Geographic Traveler Director of Photography Dan Westergren's career over the past two decades has seen him climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the Matterhorn in the European Alps. But two weeks ago he flew into Toronto for a different challenge.

'35 Million Directors' Winner Inspires

Cecil Johnson's time-lapse video of icebergs in Quidi Vidi, a tiny village within the Newfoundland & Labrador capital of St. John's, won praise and votes from film buffs and earned him the Viewers' Choice Award from the 35 Million Directors project.
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Three Ways to Boost Canada's Tourism Image

Stability, peacefulness, politeness and a welcoming atmosphere go a long way when considering a nation in which to settle down and raise a family. When you are contemplating flinging free on vacation, those qualities aren't as enticing. So, what do you do if you need to become more attractive? Here are some thoughts.
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How Can Canada Attract More International Tourists?

In the face of relentless competition and staggering budget cuts, the Canadian Tourism Commission has deployed a strategy that involves provincial and municipal tourism boards and agencies focusing on traditional markets. The Canadian tourism industry grew 4.2% in 2012, increasing its revenue to $81.9 billion.
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How Canada Can Attract More Chinese Travellers

When the World Tourism Organization revealed statistics this month that showed China was the new No. 1 in travel, the implications became clear. Chinese travellers primarily visit neighbouring Asian countries like Singapore and Japan. When they do take long-haul flights, their preferred destination is Australia. It is that country that could potentially help Canada attract more Chinese tourists.

Why Is No One Travelling to Canada?

The World Economic Forum's 2011 Travel & Tourism Report, which rates nations on their attractiveness for tourism, ranked Canada ninth in the world. Canada has fallen behind Mexico, Turkey, Singapore, and even Malaysia in annual global tourism rankings, dropping to 16 in 2011 from a high of seventh overall in 2002.

Canada Has Yet To Be Enjoyed By Canadians

Canada's boring. It's too expensive. There's nothing to see. Other countries are way more exciting. This is what Canadians say about their own country. Foreigners love coming here, so why don't we take more pride in discovering our own great nation?