Happy Hump Day: here is some Wednesday Wisdom to get you through the rest of your week. #TravelWell! 

ICYMI: WestJet Strike Averted as Mediation Talks Planned

Canadians – and Canadian travel agents – can rest easier now that WestJet has averted what could’ve been a crippling pilots’ strike. The airline and the Air Line Pilots Association late Friday announced they’ve agreed to let a federal mediator try to find a middle ground. If that doesn’t work, they’ll submit to final, binding arbitration and let a third party decide what’s best.


Florida Addresses Its Business Travel Slump by Adding Leisure to the Mix

Florida doesn’t have a problem getting leisure travelers to visit its beaches and theme parks but business travel has been a mixed bag for the state’s tourism industry in recent years.

Visit Florida, the state’s tourism board plans to capitalize on the state’s world-famous attractions – and a growing bleisure travel trend – to convince business travelers to choose Florida and stick around for a few days before or after their trips.


Celebrating Tourism Week in Canada

Travel agents and Canadians in the travel and tourism business know they play a huge role in Canada’s economy. Maybe the federal government is figuring that out, too.

Federal Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger launched Tourism Week on Sunday, noting that Canada set a record for visits last year (20.8 million) and that revenue from domestic and international travellers reached a remarkable $97.4 billion last year.


How to Check Your Food Privilege When You Travel

More than ever, living in the first world means that the planet’s best food comes to you. And if you’ve also spent your Saturday morning browsing exotic varieties of apples at Whole Foods then you can count yourself as the proud owner of food privilege.

Have a great rest of the week!

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