CTCE was founded in 2009 following the acquisition of Westcoast Sightseeing. CTCE has continued to grow organically, through acquisition the of tourism related businesses, and start-up opportunities, while continuing and creating memorable experiences for travellers. Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing and Gray Line Niagara Falls / Buffalo anchor CTCE in two of the most recognized tourism destinations in the world, solidifying CTCE’s interest and expertise in key tourism markets in Canada and the USA.
Established Platform Business
37+ years of local operating history in Vancouver and 25+ years in Niagara Falls.
#1 market position in key tourism-focused cities.
Dominant in-market sales locations and extensive contracted tourism relationships with both customers and icon experience providers.
Experienced leadership team and Board of Directors with success in consolidation strategies.
ESG leader with investments in electric vehicles, social purpose and a defined path to carbon-neutral.
Unique Market Opportunity
Covid-19 pandemic has created unique market conditions in the fragmented tourism sector.
Opportunities to purchase fundamentally good tourism businesses with owner-operators looking to grow or sell.
Allowance for a consolidator to rebuild acquired businesses from the ground up.
A proven consolidation playbook allows for seamless integration and synergy to maximize returns.
A National platform will enhance CTCE’s position as a leading tour operator, Leading to larger partnerships, cross-selling opportunities, and preferential commission structures.
Proven model in leveraging technology and systems to access new routes to market and increased operational efficiency.
Tuck-in acquisitions increase market share and achieve in-location operating synergies.