2023 has started off strong with many members reporting strong levels of demand and interest. From an outlook perspective, data shows that our industry continues a strong recovery driven by strong pent-up demand. Even with inflation concerns, consumer confidence remains relatively high as shown by the UNWTO Confidence Index. Data continues to showing that we are expecting a full recovery to post Covid levels by 2025. Now that our borders are open, data is indicating that US travel to Canada and vis versa will show a full recovery in this year with domestic travel continuing to drive sector recovery. The 2023 group tour and motor coach markets will be leading some of this recovery and the association is here to support our members with this unique opportunity.
All members will be receiving a membership renewal within the coming weeks. Your membership support fuels our association’s Federal advocacy efforts and is vital to our successes. 2023 is a growth year for the association, we ask that all members assist us by connecting with your industry colleagues and encouraging them to join Motor Coach Canada.
Please plan to join us this year at one of our flagship events. Registration is now open for Canada’s largest bus show; the Ontario Transportation Expo and Conference https://ote.ca/ Members are welcome to join OMCA’s golf tournament or our Marketplace 2023. Information on both events can be found here https://www.omca.com/events/ Please mark your calendars and join us.
As always, I’m personally available to all our members. Please feel free to connect with me directly should you have any questions about the association and our plans for 2023 growth.
Vince Accardi, President