March 16, 2020

Covid-19 has unfortunately taken a heavy toll on the tourism industry and the visitor economy across the globe. China, Korea, Japan and most of Europe have borne the early brunt of this devastating downturn. North America may only be 10 days behind these countries in w...

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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