Ecotourism: What is It and Why Does It Matter?

  With increasing awareness about climate change and our global impact on the environment, more and more industries are looking into eco-friendly alternatives in order to attract and retain customers. The travel and tourism sector is no different, as it has helped give rise to the relatively established yet hardly fully understood trend called ecotourism….

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5 Reasons to Study Tourism

  Tourism has become one of the fastest-growing industries in the world and keeps many economies on the upswing, serving as one of their most important growth drivers. It generates over $7 trillion every year with roughly 7 million jobs worldwide. Success and the glamour of travel are usually associated with the industry, accounting for…

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What The Future Has in Store for the Hospitality Industry

Tourism and hospitality is a fast-paced industry that’s always evolving. It’s essential for companies to use the data they have to predict possible trends in the future and adapt to them accordingly. Check out these ongoing trends that could revolutionize your business in this growing sector.   Eco-Friendliness and Sustainability  The rise of the climate…

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Indigenous Tourism is Alberta Receives over $2 Million Funding For Jobs and Businesses

The Government of Canada is turning its eyes to the Alberta as they focus on developing Indigenous tourism in the province. Last week, Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) proudly announced their new federal funding from the Western Economic Diversification Canada.   On behalf of the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and…

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Save Virunga National Park Campaign

Written by: Jessie Estrada, an Alumna of Eton College It was around mid-January when our Travel and Tourism instructor, Nazmi Kamal, first introduced us to Virunga during our sustainable tourism course and gave our class the idea to start a campaign to help raise money for Virunga National Park located in the Democratic Republic of the…

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A weekend in Tofino, British Columbia

Written by Nazmi Kamal – Instructor – Travel and Tourism Program It is almost 8:30 on a damp and dark April evening. After an almost six-hour drive from Vancouver, including a fun one-hour ferry ride, my wife and I finally glimpse a road sign telling us we’re close to our destination, Tofino. A short twenty minutes later,…

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