Céad míle fáilte, Irish for “a hundred thousand welcomes” are what tourists receive when they book a European vacation through Celtic Tours World Vacations, based in Albany, New York and founded in 1972 by Noel Murphy.
Margaret Patricia Eaton
Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Welcome to the Heart of Labrador
If you’re looking for a community where business and investment opportunities abound; where salaries are above average; where families enjoy all the amenities associated with urban living, but also outdoor life in pristine surroundings; where post-secondary education thrives; and where everyone is welcome, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador ticks all the boxes.
“A 5-star experience for me means you feel like you’re a cherished guest, as opposed to a person with a cherished credit card,” writes Tara Baxendale of Toronto, in response to a survey from this writer asking what a 5-star experience means.
Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island
Celebrating Canada’s Holiday Island
Corryn Clemence, CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of PEI (TIAPEI), arrived in Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, for a two-week visit in 1997, the year the Confederation Bridge opened. She was so enchanted by the island that her two-week stay extended to two months.
Halifax International Airport Authority
Halifax Stanfield: A Beacon of Success in Atlantic Canada
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (Halifax Stanfield), Atlantic Canada’s largest airport, served 3.1 million passengers and processed 37,000 metric tonnes of cargo last year, generating an annual economic impact of $3.4 billion for the regional economy.
Edmundston Madawaska Tourism Office
Developing a Year-Round Destination
Once a ‘stopping-for-just-a-minute’ place for travellers entering the province of New Brunswick through Quebec or Maine, a little inspiration and magic has developed Edmundston and the Madawaska region, tucked into the province’s northwest corner, into a year-round tourist destination.
Town of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
The Flourishing of a Small Town
Nancy Dicks, Mayor of New Glasgow, who grew up in the Town, moved away after high school, but later returned and says she is thankful every day that she came back.
North Cape Coastal Drive
Pjila’si! – The Perfect Invitation to any Traveller
When Mi’kmaq people greet a visitor with “Pjila’si,” they’re not only saying “Welcome,” they’re saying, “Come in and sit down!”
Celebrating Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneurship
60,000 Enterprises and Counting
Canada’s two million Indigenous people—First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, who make up about five percent of the total population—are reclaiming their rightful place at the economic table, a place from which they were excluded for far too long.
Red Deer Regional Airport
Low-Cost Airport, Airside Land – What’s Not to Love?
The Red Deer Regional Airport, just 10 minutes south of the City of Red Deer, Alberta (population 110,000), is ideally placed; located centrally in the economic corridor between Alberta’s major centres of Calgary and Edmonton, its market is three million people within a 90-minute drive.
Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Making an Impact With Arts and Culture
We recently enjoyed a wide-ranging interview with Steve Bellamy, CEO, and Mary Ellen Davies, Director of Development at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. They spoke about the Centre’s history, growth, and development; its impact as a tourist draw and economic driver; current programming; and strategic plans for renewal and transformation.
The Growth of Patio Dining in North America
Dining Al Fresco
A cappuccino at a table for two in St. Mark’s Square in Venice? Café au lait and a croissant at a sidewalk café in Paris? So exotic. So je ne sais quoi.
Caring and Providing for an Aging Population
An Eye on Elder Care
The population explosion that occurred between 1946 and 1964, scientific advances that have extended our life span—with more centenarians than ever before—inflation, and rising health care costs have combined to create a perfect storm for both the economy and the Baby Boom generation, the oldest of which are now aged 77.
From Mowing Lawns to Full-Service Construction
Homestar Inc., a full-service construction company based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, continues to push itself to “make it happen for our customers,” says owner and CEO Mark Hatfield.
Employee Wellness Pays Dividends
Worth the Investment
The business world has come a long way since 1843 when Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in which Scrooge’s clerk, Bob Cratchit, had to plead for coal to heat his office and a day to spend Christmas with his family. Instead of considering his employee’s health, Scrooge’s focus was on the bottom line, until he was visited by those ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, which set him on an altruistic path.
Atlantic Tours & Travel
Bringing the World to Atlantic Canada
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Tours & Travel has been offering worry-free travel experiences since 1968 to tourists from as far away as Australia and all points in between…
Keeping Canada Clean—and Canadians Safe—Since 1908
Dustbane Products Ltd. of Ottawa, Ontario, a leading Canadian manufacturer of products and solutions for the janitorial and sanitation industry, is giving its support to ISSA Hygieia Network, designed to help women advance in the cleaning industry…
From the Ocean to Your Plate
For 30 years, Kildare Fisheries of Kildare, PEI has been laser-focused on getting top-quality seafood, including pasteurized Jonah crab and lobster, under the Kildare Princess brand, to Global markets.
Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS)
The Voice of Tourism in Nova Scotia Just Got Stronger
Things have changed in a post-pandemic world, but the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is forming strategic partnerships as it builds a holistic approach to tourism to make the change for the better.
Town of Grand Falls–Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
In the Middle of Everything that Matters
Grand Falls–Windsor, centrally located on the island of Newfoundland, is a welcoming, family-oriented, business-friendly community with much to offer residents and visitors alike.
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