International arrivals at Canadian airports are so backed up, people are being kept on planes for over an hour after they land because there isn't physically enough space to hold the lineups.
World travel expert says businesses can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the sector recovers from two years of border restrictions and nosediving demand.
Even as gas prices hit record highs, Canadians are fanning out across the country for fresh travel experiences after two years of bottled-up demand.
Air Canada more than tripled its revenues last quarter as demand for travel revved back up, though a net loss of nearly $1 billion signalled the pandemic recovery is far from complete.
Brad Green says foot traffic at World of Maps is on the uptick, with customers planning trips to other parts of Canada and abroad.
Statistics Canada says the number of people travelling to Canada in January was up from a year earlier, but remained a fraction of where it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
'Getting into the campground side of (RV'ing) was a logical extension.'
Travel agents say they see an important role for themselves as guides for their customers in a confusing and rapidly changing landscape.
As travellers return to YOW, they’ll see several new protective measures – some subtle, others more noticeable – aimed at keeping them, airport employees and the wider community healthy.
The first scheduled flight by a European air carrier to Ottawa in 24 years is set to launch in May.