All posts tagged: Mexico

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Air Transat Unveils Its 2018-2019 Winter Line-Up – Offers Canadians A Wider Choice Of Destinations

MONTREAL, May 1, 2018  /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat today unveiled its flight program for winter 2018–2019, offering travellers a choice of 34 Sun destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America as well as Florida, along with an even more diversified selection of European cities, which are increasingly appreciated by Canadians during the winter season.

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WestJet Announces New International Flights

WestJet has announced a major expansion for 2018, by adding two new flights to London and Paris – the first time the airline has flown to mainland Europe.  London and Paris Daily direct flights between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and London Gatwick Airport will begin Apr. 29 Daily direct flights between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport begins May 3 The transatlantic service will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737-8 MAX and offer introductory fares at $199 one way

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WestJet Announces Enhanced Schedule + New Non-Stops To Florida, Mexico and Costa Rica

 Sun, sand and so much more – Airline’s 2015-2016 winter schedule enhances service across its network CALGARY, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced it is launching new non-stop service to Florida, Mexico and Costa Rica, as well as adding more than 85 flights across its growing domestic and international network as part of its winter 2015-2016 flight schedule. WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, will also begin service three times a day to Boston, its first U.S. destination.

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Los Cabos draws Canadian couples to a “total privacy” offering

LOS CABOS, Mexico, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ – More and more Canadian couples are choosing Los Cabos, Mexico for a true romantic escape. Many Los Cabos hotels and resorts have not only purposefully built their properties as private enclaves but have designed spaces within their properties to adhere to the privacy-seeking couple and/or celebrity that frequent the area. New programs have been introduced to hotels and resorts to feed the demand for a more secluded romantic retreat that still provides the option to access the vibrancy of Los Cabos’ activity centres such as Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. “Los Cabos is home to one of the worlds most impressive resort corridors; it only makes sense that couples are enticed by the opportunity to indulge in superior treatment and pampering exclusively offered by a full range of resorts, while they enjoy the option of complete isolation,” stated Eduardo Segura Vehovec, Managing Director of Los Cabos Tourism Board. “We have watched tourism to Los Cabos grow overall by 19.3% since 2013 and part of that …

Sunquest launches lower-cost vacation packages for Canadians from 5 U.S. border airports

Three out of four US border city vacation packages are cheaper than the equivalent Canadian package Average savings of $550 per couple for vacation packages to select US and sun destinations TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2013 /CNW/ – Vacation travel has just become cheaper for millions of Canadians looking to travel to US, Caribbean or Mexican destinations. Sunquest, one of Canada’s most respected tour operators, is offering for the first time, packages from US border airports to allow Canadians to take advantage of the significant cost savings. With US flights costing an estimated 30% less than comparable flights from Canada, Canadians are voicing their opinions through their wallets. An estimated 5 million Canadians drove across the US border last year to fly from US airports to various points south. “As long as significantly cheaper flights are available from the US, Canadians will continue to fly from US border cities,” says Frank DeMarinis, President, Sunquest. “We are giving the customers what they clearly want, which is an option to save money on their vacation by booking cross-border …

Canada second to last globally, for paid time off work

TORONTO, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ – Who doesn’t love time off from the office? It’s when we get to relax and unwind, spend time with our loved ones and, of course, travel. Recent findings by Hotels.com®, which looked at the amount of paid and public holiday time around the world, reveal that Canada is near the bottom of global rankings with a mere 15 days, beaten only by Mexico at 13. On the opposite end of the spectrum was Russia, which came out on top with a staggering average of 40 days of paid leave. “There is a substantial level of inconsistency around the world when it comes to the amount of stat holiday or vacation time for employees, particularly when you compare Russia to Mexico or Canada” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. “If you’re looking to take an extended vacation with just two weeks of paid leave, it can be quite the challenge to get that time off. This could lead to vacation deprivation, or travellers either being forced to …

Global Travellers Want to Keep Connected

– Wi-Fi and creature comforts are hotel amenity must- haves LONDON, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ –  Global travellers are looking for a home-from-home experience when they stay in a hotel according to the latest research from leading online accommodation booking service, Hotels.com®. Topping the list of must-have hotel amenities are free Wi-Fi and free food and beverages, with caffeine being a must. All the rest is just well… extra.   Staying Connected…for Free 34 per cent say free Wi-Fi is the number one factor in choosing a hotel even on leisure stays. 56 per cent of respondents said free Wi-Fi was their number one must-have when travelling for business. 66 per cent indicated free Wi-Fi is the amenity they most wish would become standard at all hotels in 2013. Free Wi-Fi trumps both free parking and complimentary breakfast when it comes to choosing a hotel for both leisure and business travel, showing that access to the online world is a necessity for modern-day travellers with over a third still looking to stay connected whilst on their …