Added: Lizbeth Frantz - Date: 26.04.2022 20:14 - Views: 31625 - Clicks: 7582
Gateway cities like Toronto rely on a strong mix of both leisure and business travel, and a combination of regional and international visitors. Yet while the beginnings of a local, leisure recovery become evident, the reality of the long on-ramp for business travel and international visitors is equally clear.
This past week saw two important responses to this reality for urban destinations, part of a growing recognition that this recovery requires purposeful and collaborative action aimed squarely at the needs of major gateway cities.
The investments included stabilization funding for the provincially owned convention centres in each city and strategic investments in both Destination Toronto and Ottawa Tourism to address key gateway needs, particularly major meetings and conventions and international travel. That the Boards of Trade are champions for a message about the return of business travel shows the growing recognition of the connectivity between the visitor economy and the broader economy.
People often have their first experience with a city through a business trip, which can lead to further experiences and ultimately decisions on investment, trade, or even highly talented individuals choosing to relocate here.
Regions and entire provinces depend on the business travel and international visitation that flows through gateway cities and into communities all around. July 09, As travellers begin to certain activities—evidenced by full patios and high demand for resorts and getaways—the unique challenges facing large urban destinations come into full view.Business traveler looking for a local fwb
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