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Barriers to Competitiveness 7: Canada is uncompetitive in the world’s tourism sector

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Recently, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce unveiled its Top 10 Barriers to Competitivenessfor 2015. Some of the issues are new while others have been on the list since the beginning.

Canada is uncompetitive in the world’s tourism sector

Canada has slid from the seventh largest tourist destination in the world to the 18th. Today, it is too often a high-cost, high-hassle destination with aging attractions infrastructure and inadequate marketing. Canada’s travel and tourism sector is critical to its economy, and the government must both invest in national marketing initiatives and address Canada’s inefficient visa system, the very high cost of air travel in Canada and its layers of regulations, fees and taxes.

Consult the Canadian Chamber’s Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness document.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Émilie S. Potvin
Vice President, Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations
Office: 613.238.4000 (231)
Cell.: 613.797.1860 

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