Canadian carrier Air Transat has finally returned to St Maarten after a 15-month hiatus in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The airline officially resumed service to the destination this week and is now operating weekly scheduled flights to St Maarten from both Montreal and Toronto, with service every Saturday.
The Outdoor Adventure Show makes its first cross-Canada stop in Toronto in less than a month – February 24-26, 2017 – at the International Centre. The Outdoor Adventure Show is Canada’s largest showcase of outdoor gear and adventure travel experiences. This year there will be over 300 exhibitors and more than 100 and adventure presentations! From camping to scuba diving, trekking the savannas of Africa to visiting the polar bears and seeing the Northern Lights, the show will offer plenty of inspiration for your next vacation, whether in Canada or beyond. See it! Do it! Live it! Try your luck and enter to win free tickets to the show (click the image to be redirected to our official Rafflecopter entry form), or order in advance with our exclusive promo code (Promo Code: TRAVELBLOG) and save $4 off the price of admission (click the image below to be redirected to the site). Learn more about the show at http://www.OutdoorAdventureShow.ca
MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ – Travellers looking to discover the treasures of Europe for the first time, as well as those making a return trip to explore new sights and sounds, will be spoiled for choice when they see Transat’s vast selection of packages, tours, cruises and à la carte travel suggestions for the 2016 season. Products on offer this year include a direct flight to Zagreb, Croatia, new vacation packages including cycling trips in partnership with Vélo Québec, and increased flight frequencies. The latest line-up is showcased in Transat’s new 2016 Europe brochure.
International customers can add up to a week at no charge in Canada’s largest and most vibrant city TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada customers travelling between the U.S. and Europe or Asia via the airline’s Toronto Pearson global hub will have an opportunity to pause their journey in the city for up to one week with no stopover fee. This special offer, developed with the support of Tourism Toronto, is designed to encourage U.S. originating international customers to take advantage of their connection to experience Canada’s largest and most vibrant city.
CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2015 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced it will launch new non-stop service next spring to London (Gatwick) a total of four times daily from six Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John’s. There will be a total of 28 non-stop flights weekly, along with fares on connecting flights from select cities for only $20 more. These new routes represent WestJet’s first non-stop service to London, and the only non-stop service from Winnipeg to the United Kingdom.
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.
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 …
Who would have thought that we could find tigers, elephants and lions in our own backyard here in Niagara? We were shocked when we found out that there was such a good Safari Park just down the road – about 30 minutes away (10 minutes from Niagara Falls, Ontario). To be honest, we’ve never bothered to stop in at wildlife parks or “big cat” parks that you see advertised along the highway because we’d always imagined them to be hokey, lame imitations of “real” zoos. Based on our experience at Safari Niagara it’s safe to say we’ve been completely wrong about them and we’ll certainly investigate more in the future.
OTTAWA, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ – The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) welcomed a federal government report supporting its position that air travellers are being unduly penalized by excessive taxes and fees that are making air travel more costly for Canadians. The report, One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Future Growth and Competitiveness of Canadian Air Travel by the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, builds on earlier work of the committee that concluded taxes and fees imposed on travellers and airlines are making Canada’s aviation industry uncompetitive. The senate report includes the following key findings and recommendations: Canada needs a single, cohesive National Air Travel Strategy to chart a new course to ensure competitive air travel in Canada. The Government of Canada must stop treating the aviation sector as a source of public revenue and start recognizing the sector’s ability to create jobs. Airport rent should be eliminated. Canadians continue to drive to U.S. airports to take advantage of lower airfares at an alarming rate. The rules governing the use of foreign pilots should be strengthened. “We note that …
QUINCY, Mass., April 17, 2013 /CNW/ – WestJet and Icelandair have launched a new interline agreement opening up the skies for passengers connecting between the Americas and more than 20 Icelandair destinations throughout Europe. Passengers can now book a single combined e-ticket for WestJet and Icelandair flights which includes the conveniences of single check-in for all flights and baggage sent through to the final destination. When connecting in the Americas, Icelandair customers will enjoy WestJet’s fleet of Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft serving more than 80 cities in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.