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The 3 Key Trends for Latin American Travelers in Q3 | By Ana Paradela

We recently shared the key takeaways of Q3 traveler behavior in our latest Travel Recovery Trend Report, as well as the top trends for North American (NORAM) and Asia Pacific (APAC) travelers. Next, we’ll dig into the data for the Latin American (LATAM) market to try and understand how these trends compare to what’s happening at the global level and in other regions.
Tags: Travel, APAC, NorAm, Ana Paradela


The 4 Key Trends for North American Travelers in Q3 | By Erica Eyring

The latest Travel Recovery Trend Report from Expedia Group Media Solutions highlights how the industry has maintained its momentum during Q3, despite emerging COVID-19 variants and other factors impacting traveler behavior. Here we dive into the insights learned about the North American (NORAM) travel market, and compare these trends to what we see happening on a global scale.
Tags: Travel, NorAm, Expedia Group Media Solutions, Erica Eyring


Big Cellulosic: Inside the Clariant cellulosic ethanol at Podari, Romania

Special to The Digest Fueled by a need for more efficient and sustainable solutions, industries across the globe are changing the materials they use. This demand has created an opportunity for renewable raw materials to emerge as an innovative solution to sustainable energy and production needs. Sustainability is one of Clariant’s strategic pillars, including a focused commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. Guided by our aspiration for increased sustainability, Clariant has become a techn...
Tags: San Francisco, Top Stories, Dakota, Clariant, NorAm, Sunliquid, Romania Clariant, Podari Romania, US Fuel Ethanol, American Ethanol Producers, US Fuel Economy Tad Hepner, American Ethanol Industry, Andreas Reindl


Nordiq Canada Reworks Domestic Calendar to Emphasize Regional Racing (Press Release)

    Nordiq Canada Keeps Cross-Country Ski Athletes on Track During Pandemic by Unveiling FIS Cup Regional Race Series World Championship Trials set for Whistler; Canadian Ski Championships head back to Capital region   Press Release CANMORE, Alta.— In an effort to provide a safe and competitive domestic race series while keeping athletes close to home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Nordiq Canada has created an East-West FIS CUP Regional Race Series for the 2020-21 season. Canada’s cross-...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Atlantic, Racing, Skiing, Whistler, Alberta, Fis, Ellis, Organizing Committee, Gatineau, Capital Region, Western Canada, Gatineau Loppet, Gatineau Que, Canmore Alta


A U.S. Ski & Snowboard Virtual Panel: “Discussing Racial Diversity In Snowsports”

On July 13th U.S. Ski & Snowboard held a virtual discussion titled “Discussing Racial Diversity In Snowsports“. The panel, moderated by Henri Rivers, CEO, President and Founder of Drumriver Consultants and President of the National Brotherhood of Skiers takes an unfiltered view of diversity and inclusivity across the snowsport disciplines. The voices represented are well worth the listen as we envision a safer and more inclusive sport.   Courtesy of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, bios and information ...
Tags: Minneapolis, US, Sport, Skiing, Dartmouth, Community, Ncaa, Bay Area, Pepperdine University, Dartmouth College, University of Utah, University of Oregon, USOC, Lauren, Mount Snow, Catskill


Settled in Canmore and Making Gains: Katherine Stewart-Jones

Katherine Stewart-Jones Trondheim, Norway during the Ski Tour 2020’s classic sprint qualifier. (Photo: NordicFocus) Win now? Win later? Or somewhere in between? A one year plan with a World Champs looming in 2021 or something befitting a six-year plan for capturing hardware at the 2026 Winter Games in Italy? Those are the strategies in play as national teams set budgets, rosters, and priorities. For countries like Norway and Sweden – at least on the Swedish women’s side – win now and later s...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Sweden, Coc, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Continental, Canmore, National Team, Stewart Jones, Falun Sweden


Canadian Update: Shane Pearsall Resigns, Dave Dyer Retires, Athletes Protest Selections, Welcome to May

This is the finish we all dreamed of. The final climb of the Nationals course at Sovereign Lake on April 2nd. The women would have finished the 30km in -6C air, -10C snow, about an hour before this photo was taken. The ski world has been rattled by COVID19 and Canada is no different. One thing hasn’t changed, the new year starts on May 1st and brings changes. Nordiq Canada’s CEO Shane Pearsall resigned effective May 22nd. In the press release below, Nordiq Canada (NC) describes ‘mixed emotions’...
Tags: Sweden, Coc, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Norway, Montreal, Canmore, Ellis, Dyer, NC, Stewart Jones, Canadian National Team, Martin Johnsrud Sundby


Here Come More Americans: Your Guide to the U.S. Men Racing in Québec City and Minneapolis

Kevin Bolger on his way to qualifying 16th overall and finishing 18th on the day: Planica, Slovenia’s World Cup skate sprint in December 2019. (Photo: NordicFocus) You may have heard that the World Cup is returning not only to North America, but also to American soil, within the next few weeks. The world’s best skiers will be contesting sprint races in Québec City on March 14 and 15; a sprint in Minneapolis on March 17; and distance races plus a mixed relay in Canmore on March 20-22. For all si...
Tags: Minneapolis, Colorado, Montana, Sport, Canada, Racing, United States, Idaho, Alaska, Skiing, World Cup, Ncaa, North America, Vermont, Quebec City, Canmore


Spectators Barred from Holmenkollen Over Coronavirus Concerns (Updated)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9XFQaIJgAK/ This article has been updated with comments from race organizers regarding the three North American World Cup stops later this month, and with additional information from the Holmenkollen website. * * * A hundred thousand or so Norwegian ski fans will need to change their plans this weekend, after Oslo health and government officials decided Thursday to hold this weekend’s Holmenkollen races without fans due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. A Thursday...
Tags: General, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sport, World, Skiing, Switzerland, Norway, North America, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Fis, Oslo, Quebec City, Canmore, Abraham


MSA Trials Rundown: Qualifying for U23, U20 and More

Cendrine Browne leads her semifinal at MSA Trials. (Photo: Doug Stephen) In Canadian domestic ski racing, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. Mont Sainte-Anne (MSA) is hosting the NorAm weekend that also serves as U23/U20 World Championships qualification and has special significance in selection for World Cup starts. Any skier who hasn’t already qualified for World Cup period 4 has had this event as a major focus for the season. The only certain paths to National Team selection for next seas...
Tags: Europe, Coc, Sport, Harvard, Racing, Skiing, Norway, Jack, National Team, Browne, MSA, McKeever, Juniors, Continental Cup, Cendrine Browne, Jess Cockney


Canadian Racing Rundown: Westerns, Pragelato, and Lausanne

Katherine Stewart-Jones leads the mass start on the way to a Canadian 1-2 at the OPA Cup in Pragelato, Italy. (Photo: Athlete Instagram, credited to @damianobenedettophoto) Canada took a step back from the World Cup circuit this weekend and focussed attention into development series. As the country tries to build momentum in a post Alex Harvey world, the focus has moved away from World Cup podiums and towards a consistent presence in the top 30. The road to the World Cup goes through local and ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, California, France, Sport, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Sprint, Italy, Newfoundland, Norway, Beatty, North America, Whistler


Nakkertok NorAm Weekend Round Up

Katherine Stewart-Jones leads a sprint heat on her way to domination. (Photo: Robert Smith) The NorAm circuit moved east to the Nakkertok trails for three days of racing jointly hosted by Nakkertok Nordic, Club Skinouk, Chelsea Nordiq, and Kanata Nordic. Friday featured classic sprints, Saturday interval start free, and Sunday interval start classic. The event was also the Candy Cane Cup for the younger categories, as well as Ontario Cup 1 and Coupe Québec 1. 374 athletes in the U16, U18, and O...
Tags: Europe, Coc, Sport, Davos, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Beatty, Fis, Thompson, Ontario, Canmore, Sun Valley, Robert Smith, JULIAN SMITH, Cyr


Canmore NorAm / SuperTour / Nationals Weekend Wrap-up (Updated)

A scenic train ride in the men’s 15km individual start on Sunday. Wyatt Gebhardt of CU Boulder leads the way. (Photo: Doug Stephen) Updated with more quotes. The first three race days of both the NorAm and SuperTour series are complete and the athletes and coaches are digesting the lessons. It was free sprints Friday,  classic distance Saturday, and interval start free technique distance on Sunday. The men started the Sunday with a four lap 15km followed by the women doing a 3 lap 10km. CGRP’s ...
Tags: Europe, Usa, US, Sport, Davos, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Slovenia, Ncaa, Brian, Beatty, Fis, Canmore, Heidi


Canmore NorAm/SuperTour/Nationals Sprints

Full-time student Jess Cockney was happy to win again in Canmore. (Photo: Doug Stephen) The NorAm series fully lived up to the North American Cup label in Canmore Friday with 1.3km free technique sprints to kick off a combined NorAm, SuperTour, and Mexican National Championships weekend. Full results for the weekend are on zone4, including live results every day. Friday featured sprints for the older age groups only (282 racers): Saturday is interval start classic, and Sunday’s race an interval...
Tags: Video, Instagram, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Dartmouth, Canmore, Peter Holmes, Canadian National Team, Ian Williams, Continental Cup, CNEPH, Jess Cockney, NorAm, Erika Flowers, SuperTour


Nordiq Canada: Ringing in the Changes

Erik Bråten talking technique with athletes at Frozen Thunder 2019. (Photo: Nordiq Canada) When Cross Country Canada announced last March that they would be rebranding as Nordiq Canada, they were emphatic the new name was a symbol of their readiness to make changes.  Those changes are starting to happen. One holdover from last season is Erik Bråten, the young Norwegian brought in to shape the development pipeline. After one year on the job, Bråten is still enthusiastic and now the sole head coa...
Tags: Europe, General, News, Coc, US, Sport, Davos, Canada, Skiing, Beatty, North America, Dresden, Kennedy, Canmore, Harvey, National Team


Canadian Eastern Championships: Weekend Wrap-up

Julien Locke leading a sprint heat. (Photo: Bob Smithson) The NorAm series went to Duntroon, Ontario, for the Canadian Eastern Championships: three days of varied weather, new race formats, and new faces on the podium, all hosted by Highlands Trailblazers. Easterns is possibly the most storied ski race in Canada. Most years, it is the largest FIS event in North America. This year, the Polar Vortex froze out the travel ambitions for many families and lower budgets in the post-Olympic season p...
Tags: Polar Vortex, US, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Racing, Williams, Skiing, North America, Jack, Mia, Ccc, Antoine, Fis, Highlands, Shields


Sunday Rundown: Canadian Easterns Pursuit

Canadian Eastern Championships wrapped up in Duntroon, Ontario, Sunday with the skate portion of the two day pursuit. Tthe men and women skied the same distance on the same course, a two lap 15km free technique pursuit. Start times were based only on Saturday’s 10km classic races, with no bonus points applied. Highlands Nordic showed a lot of different weather over the weekend, slowly warming from -18 on Thursday to Sunday’s freezing drizzle changing to rain. Alexis Dumas (CNEPH) kicked things o...
Tags: Sport, Racing, Skiing, Boucher, Zoe Williams, Carlyle, Dumas, Philippe Boucher, Continental Cup, Andy Shields, NorAm, Annika Richardson, Jack Carlyle, Alexis Dumas, Laura Leclair, Duntroon Ontario


Friday Rundown: Canadian Eastern Championships

2019 Easterns classic sprint podium (L to R): Katie Weaver (5th), Laura Leclair (2nd), Zoë Williams (1st), Mia Serratore (3rd), Annika Richardson (4th). (Photo: Marten Burns) The NorAm series rolled on with Easterns, hosted by Highlands Nordic in Duntroon, Ontario, with 1.5km classic sprints.  The weather cooperated, despite a massive cold front sweeping through much of North America, allowing for comfortable racing after a delayed start. There were over 340 racers registered for Friday’s races...
Tags: US, Sport, Racing, Skiing, North America, Highlands, Zoe Williams, Lake Placid, Locke, Marten, Continental Cup, Andy Shields, NorAm, Annika Richardson, Julien Locke, Katie Weaver


Bishop’s University NorAm and World Selection: Weekend Summary from Canada

Cendrine Browne (bib 1) leads Katherine Stewart-Jones (bib 2) at the start of Sunday’s 14.3 km skate mass start at Bishop’s University. (Photo: Ian Aitken) The third NorAm weekend of the season was also Canadian selection trials for 2019 World Nordic Ski Championships and a Quebec Cup event on the Bishop’s University trails in Lennoxville, which is a neighborhood in Sherbrooke, Québec. With variable weather the Mont Orford club rallied and held races all three days of the competition schedule. ...
Tags: Coc, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Norway, Bishop, Kennedy, Maya, Seefeld, Hill, Katherine, Julien, Russell, Zoe Williams, Evan


Sunday Race Rundown: Otepää and More (Updated 2x)

Norway’s Therese Johuag after winning the women’s 10-kilometer classic sprint on Sunday in Otepää, Estonia. (NBC screenshot) FIS World Cup Otepää, Estonia classic 10/15 k individual start  World Cup cross-country action returned to the Otepää race venue on Sunday, with athletes reconvening after Saturday’s classic sprints for the weekend’s distance classic event. In the women’s 10-kilometer individual start classic race, Norway’s Therese Johaug finished first in a time of 29:53.7 for the win....
Tags: News, Sweden, Nbc, France, Germany, Russia, Sport, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Results, Finland, Norway, Slovakia, Zoe Williams


Friday Race Rundown (Updated)

The men’s 4 x 7.5 k relay in Ruhpolding, Germany. (Photo: screenshot biathlonworld.com) IBU World Cup Ruhpolding, Germany 4 x 7.5 k / 4 x 6 k Relay In relatively calm weather on Friday in Ruhpolding, Germany the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup sent the men’s 4 x 7.5-kilometer relay on its way. Under overcast skies, a slight 5 mph wind and temps trying to break freezing saw Norway’s team of Lars Helge Birkeland, Vetle Sjåstad Christiansen,Tarjei Bø , and Johannes Thingnes Bø w...
Tags: News, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Results, Norway, Zoe Williams, Germany Germany, Rees, Leif Nordgren, Sean Doherty, Emilien Jacquelin, Cendrine Browne


It’s All In the Timing, Bratrud Garners Third U.S. Nationals Title In World Championships Year

Kyle Bratrud (c) after winning the men’s 15-kilometer classic race on Thursday at U.S. nationals in Craftsbury, Vt. Second place finisher Adam Martin (l) and third place finisher Kris Freeman. (Photo: John Lazenby) If there’s one skier on the U.S. domestic circuit who knows how to time his wins, it’s Kyle Bratrud. The 25 year old now has three U.S. Cross Country Championship titles to his name–his most recent coming on Thursday in the men’s 15-kilometer classic race in Craftsbury, Vt–with all ...
Tags: General, News, Minnesota, Interviews, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Results, Houghton, Fis, Pat, Midway Utah, Martin, Freeman, Scott Patterson


Julia Kern Keeps Perspective

  Julia Kern (SMS T2)  leading Dahria Beatty (CNST) in the semifinal of the 2018 NorAM/SuperTour in Sovereign Lake. (Photo: Pete Leonard) Since Dec. 1,  twenty-one-year-old Julia Kern (SMS-T2) has barnstormed the elite level domestic racing calendar. She qualified first and won the SuperTour freestyle sprint in West Yellowstone. The following weekend in the NorAm/SuperTour skate sprint in Sovereign Lake it was another win-win in the qualifier and final. In the next day’s 10-kilometer classic,...
Tags: General, News, Boston, Sport, Skiing, Dartmouth, World Cup, Vermont, Quebec City, Kern, World Juniors, Dresden Germany, U S Ski Team, Stratton Mountain School, Seefeld Austria, Junior Worlds


Canmore NorAm: Notes, Quotes, and Selections

Bob Thompson outsprinted Jack Carlyle in the men’s 30km. (Photo: Doug Stephen) Canmore hosted the second NorAm of the 2018/2019 season on December 13th, 15th, and 16th. The event also served as U23 and Junior World trials. By the end of the weekend, starts at the U23/Junior World Championships and the World Cup’s Tour de Ski would be earned. This event was originally scheduled for Whistler Olympic Park  but had to be moved as a result of heavy rain and inclement weather forecasted into th...
Tags: Europe, News, Coc, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Graham, Beatty, Bob, Jack, Continental, Thompson, Canmore, Gareth, Katherine


Sunday Race Rundown (Updated 2 x)

The women’s podium from the 2018 World Cup 10 k freestyle individual start in Davos, Switzerland. Therese Johaug (center) of Norway won, teammate Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (left) was second, and Krista Pärmäkoski (right) of Finland was third. (Photo: Fis-Ski.com screenshot) FIS World Cup Davos, Switzerland  10k/15k Freestyle Individual Start Women’s Report | Men’s Report On Sunday, the final day of racing on the World Cup before a two-week break prior to the start of the Tour de Ski, the earl...
Tags: News, Sweden, Coc, France, Germany, Russia, Sport, Davos, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Finland, Norway, Beatty


Saturday Race Rundown; Davos, Hochfilzen, and Canmore (Updated 3x)

  2018 Davos, Switzerland women’s sprint podium. Sweden’s Stina Nilsson (center) placed first, Sophie Caldwell (left) of the U.S. was second, and Maja Dahlqvist (right) also of Sweden was third. (Photo: screenshot @matt.d.whitcomb) FIS World Cup Davos, Switzerland 1.5 k Freestyle Sprint On a lovely Davos, Switzerland day, Sophie Caldwell of the U.S. Ski Team (USST) was the day’s fastest qualifier for the women, stopping the clock in 2:46.28 minutes. Caldwell looked cool and in-form on her...
Tags: Europe, News, Sweden, France, Germany, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Hamilton, Sargent


Thursday Biathlon Rundown and News from Hochfilzen, Austria; Canmore NorAm and U23/JW Trials

Dorothea Wierer of Italy won Thursday’s sprint in Hochfilzen, Austria in a time of 21:04.9 minutes. (photo: biathlonworld.com) Today in Hochfilzen, Austria, Dorothea Wierer of Italy won the sprint in a time of 21:04.9 minutes. Wierer missed one shot standing for a single penalty during the race. Kaisa Mäkäräinen of Finland was close behind in second, 0.6 seconds back. Mäkäräinen also had one missed target standing. Third place went to Russia’s Ekaterina Yurlova-Percht , finishing 24.4 secon...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Canada, Skiing, Sprint, Italy, Finland, Beatty, Stephen, Canmore, Megan Tandy, Rosanna Crawford, Susan Dunklee, Lahti Finland, McKeever, Alexey Volkov


A Sovereign Lake NorAm/SuperTour Weekend Rundown

Julia Kern (SMS T2) leading Dahria Beatty (CNST) in the semi. (Photo: Pete Leonard) For the third consecutive year, the SuperTour and NorAm series met up at Sovereign Lake near Vernon, BC, for a combined race weekend of skate sprints and classic interval starts. Over 450 athletes competed each day in four age groups. According to many attendees, combining the two Continental Cup series was an unqualified success. While many of the skiers expressed their pleasure in interviews, one quote stoo...
Tags: News, US, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Vernon, University of New Mexico, Kern, Stewart Jones, Newell, Halvorsen, Andy Newell, Continental Cup, Bob Thompson, Jess Cockney


Sunday Rundown: Beitostølen, Pokljuka (Biathlon), and Sovereign Lake (Update 4x)

The women’s field cresting a hill during the scramble leg of the World Cup 4 x 5 k relay in Beitostølen, Norway. FIS World Cup Beitost ø l en, Norway 4 x 5 k / 4 x 7.5 k Relay Sunday in Beitostølen, Norway the women raced a 4 x 5-kilometer relay on firm tracks and under partly cloudy skies — Saturday’s races featured fresh snowfall. Norway I took the win in a total time of 57:23.6 minutes. In order of relay legs, Heidi Weng , Therese Johau g, Ragnhild Haga , and Ingvild Flugstad Øs...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Scott Patterson, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, Sophie Caldwell


Saturday Rundown: Beitostølen, Pokljuka (Biathlon), and Sovereign Lake (Updated 4 x)

The Women’s podium from the World Cup 15 k freestyle in Beitostølen, Norway. Norwegian Theresa Johaug (center) was first, Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla (left) second, and Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (right) of Norway third. FIS World Cup Beitostolen, Norway 15 k/30k Freestyle Individual Start  With snow falling and trees covered with fresh snow, Beitostølen, Norway’s wintery essence was on full display during the women’s 15-kilometer freestyle individual start on Saturday. Keeping her distance wi...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Dartmouth, Italy, World Cup, Slovenia, Finland, National, Norway, Susan