May 31, 2019

The subject of excessive tourism has been a hot topic over the last several years. Recent stories of destinations trying to get a handle on this issue such as Thailand closing its Maya Beach on Phi Phi Leh island for two years in hopes of restoring its beauty from its...

March 13, 2017

I had the great pleasure of travelling to Costa Rica this past month with my family. The country has been on my travel list formany years as a great example of low density eco-tourism. Well, all the stories I have heard are true. Costa Rica has been on the road to eco-...

January 5, 2017

Ottawa hotel industry gears up for historic year

David Sali

Published on January 04, 2017

"Pretty spectacular’ array of events means downtown accommodations could be at a premium in 2017'

As a former general manager of two of Ottawa’s largest hotels, Pat Kelly is all too f...

April 6, 2016

I often hear from business people and more particularly, in my field, from tourism executives who talk in grand terms about strategy. Strategy is not always about being grand and lofty. I would dare to say that most of the time, it really isn’t at all. It’s out right d...

December 1, 2015


Ottawa December 1st, 2015. Canada has a new tourism and hospitality consulting partnership; FLOOR13. Launched at the Tourism Industry Congress in Ottawa and with tourism leaders from across Canada in attendance.  Three tourism industry leaders, John C. Dunn, Patti Ba...

November 16, 2015

I recently had opportunity to spend four wonderful days on Anticosti Island with two good friends of mine. Located at the mouth of the mighty St-Lawrence River, a two hour flight from Montréal, Anticosti’s claim to fame is wilderness and wildlife - pure nature. The isl...

November 16, 2015


Every Canadian needs to experience Canada’s North and every Canadian needs to know that going north of the 60th parallel - from Western Canada to the Eastern Arctic - is a completely different, unique and rich experience.


In October 2015, I travelled to Nunavut for th...

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