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With 2013 coming to a close, OMCA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a very safe and happy holiday season.

As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide OMCA Report subscribers with a look at the most-read news stories. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 20 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Friday January 10, 2014.




20. Why the wheels are coming off Ontario's transportation plan
The Globe and Mail
From Oct. 4, 2013: She started well. During the Liberal leadership race, Kathleen Wynne identified traffic congestion in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area as a major issue. She pointed to the impact on quality of life, and the billions of dollars in lost productivity. Ten months later the tough talk continues. But she's already put a political escape-hatch in place.
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19. Popular room-sharing website draws Ottawa hoteliers' concerns
Ottawa Business Journal
From Nov. 29, 2013: Airbnb was launched in San Francisco five years ago by a couple of roommates who couldn't afford their rent and decided to hire out air mattresses in their apartment to guests. Today, it boasts 350,000 hosts in 192 countries who rent rooms to eight million people a year.
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18. Ontario Northland Transportation Commission turns down Battalion
North Bay Nugget
From may 10, 2013: North Bay Battalion is shopping for a charter bus service after the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission turned away a lucrative contract to carry the team. "It's a huge disappointment," said Battalion president Mike Griffin. "We'll have to look elsewhere."
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17. Finding an extra hour every day: Time and email management tips
OMCA via Randy Dean
From Nov. 22, 2013: Every piece of information (paper, fax, email, v-mail, etc.) that you get you should touch one time. If you can take care of this task (accomplish, reply, file, read, forward, delete, toss, etc.) in three minutes or less, DO IT RIGHT NOW!
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16. Update on 'Code W' driver licence indicator for commercial drivers not medically qualified to drive in U.S.
OMCA
From June 14, 2013: As reported previously in OMCA Report, the commercial driver licence reciprocity agreement between Canada and the U.S. stipulates that Canadian commercial vehicle drivers with specific medical conditions as follows are not allowed to drive a commercial bus or truck in the U.S.
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15. Free Ontario's buses
Canada Free Press
From Sept. 20, 2013: Ontario families would be forgiven if they could not remember a week when a politician did not stand in front of them to promise some grand vision for reducing congestion on Ontario's highways. This is not surprising. After all, traffic is often listed as a major cause of stress and even mental illness, and is also named as a top policy concern in Ontario. Premier Wynne proposes a substantial tax increase on Ontario families to pay for a moderate expansion in government transit.
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14. An open letter to tour company suppliers
By Shebby Lee
From Oct. 25, 2013: I am a writer. Not surprisingly, I like to have my work read. Mostly I write tour descriptions, ad copy, newsletters or blogs encouraging prospective customers to book tours. But there are other uses for my golden prose, and it always surprises me that more travel professionals don't take advantage of these opportunities to get to know their current and prospective clients better.
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13. Bus driver saves woman from jumping off bridge
The Globe and Mail
From Nov. 1, 2013: A bus driver is being hailed as a hero for preventing a woman from jumping off a bridge over a Buffalo highway. Darnell Barton stopped his bus over the Scajaquada Expressway when he saw the women standing on the wrong side of the guardrail.
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12. Ontario chips in for Playboy model in Parry Sound tourism campaign
Toronto Star
From Nov. 1, 2013: The Ontario government's tourism marketing agency paid for a Playboy model to help promote travel in the Parry Sound region as part of a provocatively framed publicity campaign. Under the rubric #edgyadventures, which was used to label events on social media, American model Leticia Cline and professional Canadian motocross racer Ami Houde participated in a variety of outdoor activities to promote local tourism, hosted by snowcross professional Shelby Mahon.
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11. 3-day commercial road safety blitz launches throughout North America
Canadian Underwriter
From June 7, 2013: A major commercial road safety blitz event took place with 10,000 federal, state, provincial and local inspectors participating across North America. The 72-hour blitz, Roadcheck 2013, is spearheaded by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and is taking place across 1,500 locations, where inspectors will conduct comprehensive North American Standard Level I Inspections.
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