Marriott, J.W. Jr.
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The Marriott in Canada. The speaker begins by admitting a bias towards free trade. Travel as trade too, with examples. Canada and the U.S. as each other's largest trading partners. Travel between our countries now suffering. Some facts and figures. Reasons for the suffering. The importance of security, but doesn't mean closing our borders. Activities to alleviate the problem. Canada's rankings by the world Economic Forum for travel and tourism. A good news bad news deal. Labour shortages and their effect. The need for a humane and practical solution to immigraiton. Marriott's listing as one of the 50 best employers in Canada and the number one hotel company. The business model. The future of the industry.