Category: Travel

WestJet to offer weekly non-stop flights from YYC to Loreto, Mexico

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
WestJet to offer weekly non-stop flights from YYC to Loreto, Mexico

Westjet announced a number of new destinations and increased frequency on some routes On Monday, Westjet announced its 2014-2015 winter schedule will feature two new fun-in-the-sun destinations, one new route and more flights on 19 other routes. Beginning on April 15, 2015, WestJet will offer weekly non-stop service from Calgary International Airport to Loreto, Mexico, […]

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Air Canada Rouge hiring flight attendants in Vancouver

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Air Canada Rouge hiring flight attendants in Vancouver

Air Canada Rouge hiring hundreds Air Canada Rouge is hiring hundreds of flight attendants in anticipation of extended service out of Calgary and Vancouver in the spring of 2014. By the end of 2014, the Air Canada subsidiary expects to almost double its workforce to 650 as the number of aircraft increases to 33. Air […]

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WestJet Calgary to Miami seasonal service begins on Monday

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
WestJet Calgary to Miami seasonal service begins on Monday

WestJet begins service to Miami, largest cruise ship port in the world On Monday, some lucky travellers got to leave the Monday blues behind them, not to mention the fresh snow and cold temperatures, as they jetted south to Miami on WestJet’s Calgary to Miami seasonal service. The seasonal service kicked off on Oct. 28 […]

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Las Vegas new city of love for Canadians

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Las Vegas new city of love for Canadians

Canadians visiting Las Vegas for romantic getaways A new survey shows Canadians are more likely to visit Las Vegas for a romantic getaway with a loved one, rather than for Hangover-type debauchery. One in four Canadian respondents to a recent Expedia.ca survey say a romantic getaway with their partner is the main reason they would […]

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Port Metro Vancouver expects growth in cruise season

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Port Metro Vancouver expects growth in cruise season

Cruise ships expecting thousands of passengers this year Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s largest port, expects a 23 per cent growth in cruise passengers over 2012. Port Metro Vancouver anticipates over 820,000 passengers will travel this season through its two cruise terminals at Canada Place and Ballantyne for the 2013 Alaska cruise season. Vancouver’s cruise industry brings in […]

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Travel insurance not a top priority for Canadians, says study

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Travel insurance not a top priority for Canadians, says study

Only half of Canadians willing to pay for travel insurance despite emergency worries Only half of Canadians planning a trip this summer will buy travel insurance, according to a new study from BMO Insurance. While 83 per cent of Canadians are planning to go on summer vacations this year to the United States, Europe, Central and […]

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Snowbirds now able to stay outside B.C. longer without losing medical coverage

| February 21, 2013 | 4 Comments
Snowbirds now able to stay outside B.C. longer without losing medical coverage

Snowbirds now able to be away from B.C. for seven months Snowbirds in B.C., or any long-term traveller for that matter, will now be able to remain outside of the province for a longer period of time and still keep their provincial health insurance intact. The change to provincial legislation came this week and will […]

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Alberta Festivals have funding opportunity in Tourism Growth Program

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Alberta Festivals have funding opportunity in Tourism Growth Program

Tourism Growth Program now accepting applications Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation is inviting organizations to submit applications to the Festivals and Events Tourism Growth Program by Feb. 15. The program aims to increase tourism revenues and visitation in Alberta by investing in established festivals and events demonstrating potential for tourism growth. Organizations will be selected […]

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Red Deer’s Heritage Ranch restaurant closes for renovations

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Red Deer’s Heritage Ranch restaurant closes for renovations

High airfares in Canada send Canadians into US for cheaper flights

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
High airfares in Canada send Canadians into US for cheaper flights

Report says high airfares hurting Canadian airports as well as economy Beacon Staff Reporter According to a report issued by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy on Friday, five million Canadians cross the border to fly with U.S. carriers each year due to significantly lower airfares. The report, called ‘A New Policy is Required for […]

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