How can one use art, heritage, design, and outdoor activities to promote a body of water? The Quebec Association of Landscape Architects Annual Congress was full of ideas and projects, all focussed on tourism.
Nostalgia, like fear or humour, can definitely influence consumer behaviour. The auto, fashion and entertainment industries all make use of it, in one way or another. Movies that have captivated generations are being remade with modern technology, while many products ar[...]
Measuring visitor traffic and profiles at tourism destinations was the focus of discussions at the Symposium of the Transat Chair in Tourism of UQAM’s ESG, which took [...]
Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By the year 2050, this percentage is expected to climb to 70%, while in North America alone, it will reach 90%! City-dwellers are already exposed to a dizzying array of options when it comes to recreational activ[...]
While some Quebeckers dream of beaches and a turquoise sea with the approach of winter, outdoor enthusiasts look forward to the first snowfall. However, sporting types are not the only people who can take advantage of cold-weather outdoor activities. Winter also means C[...]
With digital cameras, online sharing, and tools for improving, transforming and distributing images, the photograph remains an indispensable means for capturing intangible memories like travel experiences. It can also be the deciding factor in arousing interest in a des[...]
Consumer society has not always been responsive to the needs of travellers aged 60 and up. And yet, this customer segment is flourishing as the world’s ageing populati[...]