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KC
26-07-2012, 02:19 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/07/25/us-tourism-ad.html

New tourism ad makes U.S. look like Canada
By Prithi Yelaja, CBC News Posted: Jul 26, 2012

excerpt:
"Many countries including the U.S., U.K. and Australia fund a large part of their tourism budgets through levying an entry fee on visitors. Canada currently does not impose such a fee but is considering doing so along with other funding models."...

Sonic Death Monkey
26-07-2012, 03:41 PM
True, if you watch the 1 minute spot that is currently being saturated on TV, the scenes could easily be from Canada, Australia or Europe. The full 2 minute ad makes it clear you're in the States, with the scenes from NYC, San Fran and Louisiana.

http://www.youtube.com/DiscoverAmerica

edmonton daily photo
26-07-2012, 04:30 PM
I love this.. as this 10 years represents Harpers term...

The lack of marketing dollars here along with the high cost of aviation due to hefty fees and taxes makes it difficult for Canada to compete in the international tourism arena. It has slipped from seventh spot in 2002 among the world's top tourist destinations, to 18th place today.

If Harper REALLY cared about our economy and jobs Tourism and this massive slip would have been dealt with before it got to this point.

edmonton daily photo
26-07-2012, 04:31 PM
PS I love the add!

I think it's fantastic and represents a lot of the experiences I have had in the USA.

My saying is always.. USA great people, crap gov't.