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Public Toilets: an essential but under-appreciated amenity

They are notable by their absence from a number of much-visited attractions – to the point of ruining the experience for certain travellers, yet some public toilets ar[...]

Successful events now rely on getting the participants involved

Social media, technology and more involved participants all foster greater delegate engagement.

Choosing the Most Outstanding Attractions

The 7 Wonders of Oregon, San Francisco’s Six Must-See Places, Utah’s “Mighty 5®” National Parks ... Destinations rely on a small number of attractions to create a strong brand image and visual identity.

Innovative promotions from the events industry

Pop-up cinemas in unusual locations, custom lineups for Web users, and menus created to reflect the film being screened: these are just some of the creative ways in which festivals are staying competitive.

Generation Y, the new face of business travel

When travelling for business, Millennials enjoy meeting new people and exploring new cities. As they advance in their careers, their decision-making power within their companies will grow, creating with it a new form of business travel.

Get off the beaten path with electric vehicles!

To reduce their environmental footprint and improve their accessibility, many outdoor destinations offer an array of electric vehicles that includes ATVs, Segways and electric bicycles.

Dance ‘til dawn with party tourism

Forget about museum visits and organized city tours; clubbers rate destinations on the quality of their nightlife. Since party tourism is so popular among young adults, some cities are promoting it as part of their new brand image.

Adventure tourism goes sustainable

To counter the vulnerability of outdoor travel products, adventure businesses are embracing sustainability in the hopes of preserving their key resources and meeting the needs of their clientele.

SOS! My business is having a social media crisis!

Thanks to social media, information that used to take several hours or even days to reach the public can now be spread almost instantaneously. When a crisis sets alarms bells ringing in today’s world, it’s impossible to ignore! A well-prepared crisis unit an[...]

Using Technology to Measure Tourist Traffic (Records of 2012 Symposium)

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 [...]
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