2017-2018 Colloquium Series
The Tourism Studies Working Group is pleased to announce
THE INFLUENCE OF IMMIGRATION ON TOURISM:
The Case of Canada
Director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Friday, April 27, 5:00pm
Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Immigration has had a strong impact on the make-up of Canada and its business environment. Researchers have only recently considered immigration and its impact on tourism. Statistics Canada reports that 70% of immigrants settle in the three major Canadian cities (i.e., Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver) and the impact on tourism in these cities has become noteworthy. The purpose of this presentation is to identify, based on secondary data, the impacts of immigrants on the Canadian tourism sector. More specifically, the study uses government data and urban destination examples to ascertain the impact of immigration on the tourism labor situation, tourism entrepreneurship, and tourism marketing. Opportunities for further studies will be discussed.
Frederic Dimanche, Ph.D., is Director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Before joining Ryerson, he was Professor and Director of the Center for Tourism Management at SKEMA Business School in France (2001-2015), Professor at the University of New Orleans (1991-2001) and Research Director of The Olinger Group, a full service marketing research firm in New Orleans. Frederic has published numerous tourism-related research articles and has co-authored one book (in French) on hospitality management and another (in English) on tourism in Russia. He has contributed as a guest lecturer or as a consultant to universities, private companies, and national or regional tourism organizations in France, the USA, and other countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He is a past President of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe and a member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.