Belgium… what do you know about this country that sits right beside France and Germany? We knew very little, but we were going there for a race at the world-famous Spa-Francorchamps racetrack. Since we’d never been to Belgium before, we thought we’d spend some time after the race doing a quick tour of the area. With only about 2 ½ days before we were scheduled to be in Germany, we took in as much as we could in that short period of time… and nobody does speed-touring like us!
OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2019 /CNW/ – More than half (56%) of Canadians still don’t know they have new rights as air travellers, according to research released today by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). “It is clear that the government and the airlines need to do more to ensure Canadians know their rights,” says Jeff Walker, chief strategy officer, CAA National. “As we head into the holiday travel season, it’s even more important travellers are aware of the new system and how to make claims.”
A recent study conducted by Finnish and British researchers reveals that the plastic bins used to inspect personal items at airport security have as much of a 50 per cent chance of carrying the viruses that cause upper respiratory infections.
We recently had to cancel a trip to Roatan because one of us ended up in the hospital shortly before we were due to travel. Having good travel insurance was paramount to us not having to forfeit thousands of dollars in airfare/resort fees while cancelling the holiday. It also reduced a tremendous amount of anxiety at an already stressful time. But many people don’t even look at travel insurance or calculate the possibility of needing it while planning their vacation. A smart traveller has insurance pre-travel as well as while actually on holiday. There are tons of insurance plans with varying degrees of coverage as well as costs. Where do you begin?
MONTREAL, April 23, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Aeroplan today announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement with Rocketmiles, a hotel booking site that helps consumers earn miles’ incentives. Rocketmiles is a wholly owned entity of Booking Holdings, the world’s leading travel and accommodations company, whose portfolio of brands includes Booking.com and Priceline.com, among others. The extended partnership will enable Aeroplan Members to continue to earn up to 10,000 Aeroplan Miles per night on stays at hotels worldwide.
Have you been searching the internet, using multiple sites to get the best deal? We do that all the time – that’s what the internet is for – saving money. If you’ve landed on the KAYAK (a fare aggregator and travel metasearch engine) site you’ve probably noticed something called “Hacker Fare” but what is it and how does it work? We did a quick check and it’s quite ingenious – here’s what their web site says…
No one likes getting ill but it’s even worse when you’re on holiday! Travel insurance companies reportedly help over 4,300 people each week to receive medical treatment whilst abroad (that’s 223,600 each year) and many more fall ill without visiting a doctor or hospital.
It’s that time of year… you’ve planned and waited for summer to arrive so you can go on holiday. Everything is good to go, but when you get to the airport – oh, oh you didn’t know you needed that, or you are not as prepared as you thought you were. Here are a few reminders and some information you may not know about due to the constant changing of the airline/government regulations. It’s short, to the point and hopefully it’ll help you get to your happy place without any surprises or hassles. #HappyTravels Packing… When packing, make sure to check size and restrictions (including weight) for carry-on baggage. Each airline is different, they will be sent into the cargo hold if not within the allowance and additional checked baggage fees may apply! Make sure all valuables such as electronics, documentation, medication, car keys, money, jewellery and cameras are with you or in your carry-on bags Carrying gifts on board the aircraft? Make sure to leave them unwrapped for security inspection Government regulations stipulate carry-on …
In the United States, a vacation is both a blessing and a curse…Most people want to take time off, but sometimes the stress involved in prepping for a break from work can make beach time seem a little less tantalizing. In fact, some research suggests nearly half of American workers regularly do not use all of their vacation days. That means a whopping 169 million vacation days go unused each year.
Winter has arrived and it’s only a matter of time before we hear, see or read about massive flight delays and cancellations effecting numerous airports throughout Canada and the U.S. Every winter we see pictures of people sleeping on the floor of the airport, stranded with no place to go while they wait until the weather clears and they can continue their journey. We’ve put together some tips that we hope will help you survive the airport this winter…