The Australian market is no longer a small niche for us
North Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 2, 2008
Exclusively Canada Ltd. today launched ExclusivelyCanada.com.au, a Canadian travel site targeting Australia, in recognition of the continued growth in this market.
Australians love to travel and their strong dollar has made international vacations possible in record numbers despite the current worldwide economic downturn. The latest forecast from Tourism Australia suggests outbound travel will rise almost 10% by the end of 2008 and another 8% in 2009 with continued growth happening well into 2017. Convenient flight options also have Australians setting their sights on Canada and the US more than ever before. The Canadian Tourism Commission predicts the numbers of Australian visitors to Canada will continue to rise over the near term.
"The Australian market is no longer a small niche for us," says Shannon Wilkinson, Vice President of Marketing at Exclusively Canada Ltd. "We have seen our numbers for long haul travel from Australia rise every year since the inception of Exclusively Canada. In particular, customers from this market increased 300% over the past year. Australians love Canada, our people, our common history. Each country is renowned for its natural beauty. They have tropical forests, deserts and beaches. We have the Rocky Mountains, rainforests of British Columbia, and lake country of central Canada. For Aussies, Canada offers the comfort of the familiar in a foreign setting. And we welcome them with open arms."
For additional information on Australian vacations in Canada, contact Shannon Wilkinson or visit http://www.ExclusivelyCanada.com.au .
EXCLUSIVELY CANADA LTD. (http://www.exclusivelycanada.travel ) was founded in October of 2002 to provide group and fully independent vacation planning and packaging services to North American travel agencies and affluent international travelers. In 2004 the company launched its consumer direct strategy under the brand CanadaYourWay (http://www.canadayourway.com ). Exclusively Canada has grown rapidly to become one of the world's top marketers of independent luxury travel in Canada.
Exclusively Canada Ltd. is an active member of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), the National Tour Association (NTA), the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), and an annual participant at Rendezvous Canada, Canada's premier international tourism industry marketplace.