● Half of U.S. Travelers Who Want to go to Canada Like BC, Ontario and Quebec: A recently released survey from Destination Canada (conducted by Destination Analysts) seeks to understand American’s travel demand for Canada and sentiment towards travel to Canada. Approximately 4,000 responses are collected on a monthly basis through an online survey methodology, with field dates noted throughout the report. The survey, of respondents, conducted by Destination Analysts, a market research provider, is demographically representative of adult American travelers in each of the four U.S. regions. Click here for more details that include graphs and tables.
● Pleasurebent Tours of Tucson, Arizona, which has provided group tours for travelers since 1978, has announced that it has acquired Sun Tours of Albuquerque, NM. The acquisition of Sun Tours, which was also established in 1978, brings together two market leaders with similar business models focused on providing meticulously planned, expertly guided group tours and cruises, and individual travel itineraries across the globe. Frank Fine and co-owner Leslee Richards will stay with the company for several months to aid in the transition. Sun Tours will continue to operate out of its Albuquerque offices at 1700 Louisiana NE. For more information, contact Eric Rosenberg, owner & general manager, Pleasurebent Tours & Sun Tours (520) 325-8839 [email protected].
● Doctor Beach Names His Top 10 beaches for 2022. Courtesy of CNN, here is the list of the 10 beaches in the USA, per Dr. Beach. Click here for the complete article.
Top 10 beaches list for 2022
- Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina
- Caladesi Island State Park, Dunedin/Clearwater, Florida
- Coopers Beach, Southampton, New York
- St. George Island State Park, Florida Panhandle
- Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
- Lighthouse Beach, Buxton, Outer Banks of North Carolina
- Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
- Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii
- Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
- Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
● From Dragon Trail International—passport snags have big impact on students. Among those Chinese whose outbound travel is deemed “essential” are students. Despite COVID-19, China remains by far the world’s largest source market for students pursuing education abroad, with more than one million Chinese studying for a degree overseas in 2021. These students are also likely to travel, and Dragon Trail has worked with numerous tourism boards in recent years to facilitate the promotion of study abroad. Make sure you sign up for their 28 June webinar with Venture Education to learn more about the complementary nature of the education and travel industries, key trends in Chinese overseas education, and how to reach Chinese students and education agents.
● Some Brazilians like USA so much that they’re becoming U.S. Citizens: The number of Brazilians who became U.S. citizens set a record in 2021: As reported by the PANROTAS news portal, the number of Brazilians who became a U.S. citizen in Fiscal 2021. There were 12,281 people receiving U.S. naturalization, which is the highest number in history and 47.5 percent higher than in the year 2020 when there were 8,323 naturalizations. For the complete article, click here.
● Weventure expands Into Seattle market with variety of day tours. This past winter, owners David Naczycz, Andy Maunder, Jason Fried, Bill Gehrman, and Michiel Stavast brought their combined 75 years of tourism experience to create WeVenture. The company has expanded into the Seattle market with the creation of four unique day-tours, immersing visitors into the city’s culture. Additional Seattle-based itineraries will roll out this summer. Currently, WeVenture offers tours in over 10 other major U.S. cities, including New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles, and employs over 100 local guides and staff. The newly-announced tours include the Coffee Culture Tour, Seattle Cocktail Tour, Pike Place Market Food Tour, and Preserving Pike Place Community Tour. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/WeVentureUsa.
● Have you ever dreamed of traveling in space? Now you can stay in a space station. Orbital Assembly announces the Pioneer Space Station. It features gravity enabled tourism and will be operational in 2025. Orbital Assembly Corporation is the only company developing the first commercially viable, space-based business park with gravity. The space station has been called the first free-flying, habitable, privately-operated facility in orbit. More details here.