August 13, 1998 |
Evidence of how Asia's sickly yen, won and other currencies have infected Canada abounds in this postcard-perfect setting in the northern Rockies. The tour buses that once delivered visitors by the hundreds from Tokyo and Seoul, fueling a boom that transformed this village into a resort with visions of rivaling Aspen, are fewer and fewer.
August 31, 1992 |
Bezal Jesudason keeps his table set for 15, here on remote Cornwallis Island high in the Canadian Arctic archipelago. He never knows who may be dropping in for dinner. There were the New Agers from Winnipeg, on their way by sledge to the magnetic North Pole, where they hoped to beget a super-baby. There was the Japanese film crew making a movie called "Antarctica"; because they were at the wrong end of the globe, they had to use stuffed penguins as props.
May 21, 2000 |
Dusky rays of sun slipped through the stone corridors of 17th century Vieux (Old) Montreal as our carriage driver welcomed us in a lilting French accent. Speaking over the hollow clop of horseshoes on cobblestones, he asked what brought a family of four from California to this island city where the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers meet.
July 30, 1998 |
The Canadian dollar's value is tumbling, but exactly why is anyone's guess. In the meantime, the currency's slide is making Canada a cheaper destination for U.S. tourists. The Canadian dollar on Wednesday reached a record low against the U.S. dollar: One American buck now buys $1.508 Canadian. That's 6% more than the U.S. dollar bought in April and 12% more than in early 1997. To put the numbers in more perspective, a U.S. dollar was worth just $1.10 Canadian in 1992.
July 31, 2003 |
Rolling Stones fans rocked at an outdoor concert aimed at showing Toronto is free of SARS and ready for visitors. More than 400,000 tickets were sold at $16 each for acts that also included Guess Who and Justin Timberlake. Organizers hope that the concert will help revive tourism in Canada, where the fallout from severe acute respiratory syndrome is estimated to have cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars.
April 19, 2006 |
The Bush administration said Tuesday that it still planned to require passports from all foreigners entering the United States by the end of next year, despite calls for a delay by some Republicans worried about strained relations with Canada. At issue is a 2004 law, being phased in over three years, to tighten U.S. borders against terrorists and other criminals.
October 14, 2000
Re Brian Lowry's "Labor Movement Isn't Aboot to Head Into Canadian Sunset" (Oct. 3): Finally, someone in Hollywood has the guts to focus on the real reason production from the U.S. has been given a green magic carpet ride. Forestry and tourism were Canada's major industries. They vowed to make filmmaking No. 1. For the last 20 years, they've been building, training, with the ultimate goal of going toe to toe with Hollywood, New York, Atlanta, Wilmington, Seattle, Salt Lake and every other place that's suffering from a lack of production.
September 27, 1998 |
Follow the money, a certain anonymous source told Watergate reporter Bob Woodward about 25 years ago, and that advice often serves consumers well too. But if you're a traveler looking for bargains abroad, you're better off doing the opposite: Follow the enfeebled economies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1997 |
If the Orange County Tourism Council has its way, vacationers will soon refer to the home of Disneyland and Surf City by the new slogan, "The Perfect California." That phrase, along with an aqua logo featuring a wave, a palm tree and the sun, was unveiled last month as part of the council's latest campaign to lure more tourists.