Travelers flying to Canada starting Sept. 30 will experience a raft of new documentation requirements depending on their citizenship. The rules are part of Canada’s Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), established in 2011 to facilitate travel between the U.S. and Canada. A result of the eTA was an effort to more closely scrutinize foreign nationals from visa-exempt countries. Up until the eTA, some countries authorized citizens to travel to Canada with only a passport, and without having to obtain a visa. As a result, foreigners from these countries were not subject to any screening until they arrived at an airport in Canada. These foreigners will now have to obtain an eTA in their passport before they can board a plane flying to Canada.
Canada’s most-preferred airline operates its inaugural flight to the U.K. CALGARY, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ – WestJet today launches non-stop daily service between Halifax and Glasgow, Scotland, with same-aircraft service beginning in Toronto. The inaugural flight on WestJet’s #TartanTail leaves Toronto Pearson tonight at 6:10 p.m. EDT with a brief stop at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, before departing for Glasgow at 10:45 p.m. ADT. “Today’s launch of service to the U.K. marks the start of another exciting chapter in the history of WestJet,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “As Canada’s low-fare leader for nearly 20 years, we have dedicated ourselves to liberating Canadians from the high cost of air travel.
HELSINKI, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ – Every global traveler knows how jet lag feels. It kills productivity. Jet lag is the sleepy mid-day meeting when it’s difficult to keep focused, and it’s waking up at the wrong time in a hotel room, not able to re-charge. Jet lag is getting back home a week later, not able to be a great company and partner with friends and family, or to perform at work. HumanCharger (www.humancharger.com), the revolutionary new travel companion spells the end for jet lag by helping travelers make softer landings to new time zones – twice as fast.
As a couple of entrepreneurs-at-heart, you’ll often see us showcase travel-related products and services that we come across on Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank. As a Canadian-based Blog, we’re also always on the lookout for uniquely Canadian companies that can help all travelers around the world. ADDENDUM: Since we wrote this article we’ve sadly received a number of messages on our Facebook page relating poor experiences that people have had with FlightHub. Because we are here to promote the services we feel are the best or most useful to our fellow travellers, we’re adding this addendum to our article to make our readers aware.
What would you do if you won the lottery…or you just happened to have a few $ / € / £ lying around? How about this for your next vacation – perhaps something to aspire to enjoy…. TORONTO, April 23, 2015 /CNW/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world leader in luxury hospitality and service, unveils the new Four Seasons Private Jet – marking the establishment of a new standard in luxury hospitality experiences. The culmination of a vision to deliver a fully immersive Four Seasons Private Jet Experience both in the air and on the ground, every element of the private jet journey has been re-imagined and designed through the Four Seasons lens to capture the company’s signature aesthetic, style and legendary service in the sky.
DiscountMyFlights’ New Site Delivers a One-Stop Source for Flights On-line CALGARY, April 7, 2015 /CNW/ – DiscountMyFlights has launched a website specializing in aggregating fares for flights online. The company launched the site to achieve its mission of making travel more affordable for Canadians. Canadians can now easily find the best deal on airfare through DiscountMyFlights.ca. The site allows customers to easily compare fares from various sources with the click of a button.
Adventure seekers take note. Ziptrek preparing to launch a zipline spanning over 2 kms long, creating 7,000 feet of unmatched pure exhilaration! WHISTLER, BC, March 24, 2015 /CNW/ – Ziptrek Ecotours, based in Whistler, Canada, is setting the stage to launch a ground-breaking zipline this summer in the world-renowned resort destination.