CBC Radio Nova Scotia recently broadcast a good piece on the two Cape Breton Inns (Real audio, 7 mins) that made the list of top places to stay in National Geographic Traveler Magazine this April – the Chantarelle Inn and the Crown Jewel Resort. The piece provides aÂ good summary of the kinds of inns and hotels that we look for to bring Canada’s tourism brand to life.
The British press is having a lot of fun with a promotional ad for Alberta, which features a beach in Northhumberland. Not a wise thing to do when you are trying to promote your province. On the other hand, it has generated quite a lot of press coverage of Alberta in the UK. Who knows if it generated some interest. The tourism folks in Northhumberland are certainly very happy with the attention!
Check out this video of watching grizzlies in the northern Yukon. The footage was shot with a simple Flip camera – it only has a wide-angle lens, no zoom at all. You get amazingly close to the bears. This amazing experience is offered by Bear Cave Mountain Tours in Ni’iinlii Njik Territorial Park.
The countries that signed the Antarctica treaty have agreed to limit tourism in the region. This will limit the size of cruise ships in the area, and the number of people allowed on shore at any one time. The agreement also spells out new safety guidelines. All this is excellent news for the fragile ecosystem.Â Full article.