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Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific
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Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific

Business travelers are on the road again. So there's no better time for CNBC Travel to name the best hotels for business travel across Asia-Pacific.CNBC joined with the market and consumer data firm Statista to produce rankings of the "Best Hotels for Business Travelers." A second list of rankings for hotels in Europe and the Middle East will be published next month.In total, we analyzed more than 10,000 four- and five-star hotels in 117 locations to produce a list corporate travelers can trust. We did this using a three-step process:Asking business travelers and hotel industry professionals to answer a CNBC reader survey which ran from May 3 to June 7, 2022.Reviewing more than 1 million hotel data points, which included objective information (location, business facilities, food, leisur...
Kingston, Ont. releases new tourism strategy for pandemic recovery – Kingston
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Kingston, Ont. releases new tourism strategy for pandemic recovery – Kingston

After a two-year struggle due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Kingston has some big plans to revitalize the city’s tourism sector. The organization has a new 25-point strategy that aims to put the spotlight on the city. Read more: Returning festivals could spell recovery for Kingston tourism Read More Returning festivals could spell recovery for Kingston tourism “We are still moving out of a pandemic, so there are considerations of labour shortages and budgets that we appreciate,” says Megan Knott, executive director of Tourism Kingston.“But certainly, we want to be a destination that’s for everyone, all seasons.”The strategy outlines both long-term and short...
Cruise ship leaves Vancouver after one-day delay caused by tugboat strike
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Cruise ship leaves Vancouver after one-day delay caused by tugboat strike

Passengers on an Alaska-bound cruise ship finally got underway Monday, nearly a full day behind schedule, after issues caused by a labour dispute involving a tugboat company. The Celebrity Eclipse missed its 4 p.m. Sunday departure time from the Port of Vancouver because it was attached to a barge whose crew refused to remove it. Read more: First cruise ship arrives in Vancouver, bringing hope to tourism industry Just after 12:30, Celebrity Cruises announced it was getting underway and thanked passengers for their patience.#CelebrityEclipse guests – We're excited to announce that your #JourneyWonderFULL will be underway shortly. We appreciate your patience and wish you the best sailing though Alaska!— Celebrity Cruises (@CelebrityCruise) August 29, 2022 ...
Kelowna rickshaw company expands as business increases – Okanagan
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Kelowna rickshaw company expands as business increases – Okanagan

A Kelowna man who’s been in the rickshaw driving business since 2013 has recently expanded his fleet, after he noticed an increase in demand from tourists and locals alike. Dan Power has been driving a rickshaw cart since he was 17 years old. The dream all started back in Halifax, Nova Scotia after seeing someone pulling around people behind a wooden cart. Power worked as a rickshaw driver in Halifax before started his own business in Kelowna in 2020, calling it ‘Power Rickshaw.’ For Power and his passengers, it’s been relatively smooth riding ever since.“I just love seeing so many people on the streets having fun and enjoying the Okanagan,” describes Power.“We have locals coming out and enjoying themselves and we’re seeing them week after week, and then there’s people that come f...
Saskatchewan companies see over $3.7 million in total tourism relief funding
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Saskatchewan companies see over $3.7 million in total tourism relief funding

$3,755,465 in total federal funding is going to 19 Saskatchewan tourism projects around the province through PrairiesCan. That’s according to a news release from PrairiesCan on Monday, adding that the money will help organizations and businesses in the tourism sector to meet public health requirements, offer new products and services, or attract more visitors and prepare for future growth. Read more: Rural, northern Manitoba festivals to receive cultural funding from province “Today’s investment will support local economies and communities in Saskatchewan and help tourism operators to welcome visitors back in full force,” said Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan.A full breakdown of the funding was given, and includes:$495,000 going to Wanuskewin Heritage...