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Leisure Travellers Driving the Tourism Bus

In my January newsletter article “2016 Outlook – Hospitality and Tourism”, I forecasted this year to be another economically challenging one for the tourism sector, even with a few favorable conditions existing in the market. A weak Canadian dollar will incent Canadians to travel their own country more and will motivate the American traveler – our number one international travel market - and other foreign visitors to make Canada their 2016 destination. Also, with lower fuel prices lower travel costs will provide travelers some relief at the pump for the important “rubber tire” market. However, my prediction of 2016 duplicating the poor results of 2015 was based on an expected drop off in business travel due to the Oil and Gas economy.
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New Mandates - Lifetime Adventures Travel

We are pleased to announce that Osborne Business Advisors will be providing services to Lifetime Adventures Travel, a Calgary-based company that specializes in Calgary History and Custom Tours and Africa Safaris.

Our Senior Advisor will be assisting Lifetime Adventures Travel with various marketing initiatives, including social media, website search engine optimization and website content updates. In addition, w
ith the help of Osborne Interim Management seasoned executives who have tourism experience, they and the OBA Senior Advisor will draft a comprehensive marketing strategy and media plan that addresses both sides of the client’s business.

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