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5 essentials to pack for your next trip

Posted on 25 August 2023

(NC) Make the most of your vacation by arriving prepared to avoid the hassle of buying last-minute items in a foreign country. Whether you have a packed schedule or loose plans, here are five must-pack items to make your next vacation seamless.  An insulated water bottle
These keep cool liquids colder longer and hot liquids hot longer and are typically more durable than ...

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How a cruise can be a foodie’s dream trip

Posted on 16 May 2018

Shanghai is full of glitzy shopping and spectacular architecture, but for me there’s only one real mission in China’s famously international city and it begins and ends with dumplings. Open this photo in gallery Yang's dumplings in Shanghai. Sarah Treleaven On a recent trip, my boyfriend and I started with the fried-pork dumplings at Yang’s, just a few blocks from the el ...

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Three London hotels where you can live royally

Posted on 15 May 2018

The first famous party-goer who comes to mind upon entering the 3,000-square-metre grand hall at the Ned on a Sunday night is Gatsby. Friends raise flutes of champagne in standing-room only bars against a backdrop of grand, green verdite Corinthian columns; young couples curl into each other on deep red-leather restaurant banquettes; smartly dressed staff carry luggage through the crow ...

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What to see in Windsor – besides the royal wedding, of course

Posted on 15 May 2018

Like a well-drilled soldier, the town of Windsor is shining its shoes and polishing its buttons ready to go on parade and be inspected by the world’s media on May 19, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Aside from its royal residence, the town is a smart address anyway, brimming with striking period architecture, situated on an i ...

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O Canada!: Tourism Surges North of the Border

Posted on 02 February 2017

Canada is suddenly enjoying a moment in the travel spotlight as operators and suppliers report robust bookings for Canadian getaways in the coming year.Travel executives last week said there are two key reasons for the surge: The country is celebrating its 150th anniversary of confederation this year by, among other things, offering free admission to all its national parks; and U.S. travelers ...

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Canada No. 1 on New York Times List of Top 2017 travel Destinations

Posted on 02 February 2017

The New York Times has named Canada — the entire 9.985 million square kilometre country — its top travel destination for 2017. Canada is "a world unto itself, with cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between," says the newspaper. It's a solid shout-out from our neighbours to the south, just in time for the country's 150th anniversary of Confeder ...

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NWT Tourism Giving Away 150 Free Flights to Yellowknife

Posted on 02 February 2017

The Northwest Territories' main tourism marketer is taking a page out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, hiding dozens of "golden tickets" in promotional material distributed across the country. The prize? Not Oompa Loompas but, rather, free flights to Yellowknife. All told, NWT Tourism is giving away 150 Air Canada roundtrip flights — leaving from Halifax, Ottawa, ...

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Tourism in Canada Jumps Amid Low Loonie, Oil Prices

Posted on 02 February 2017

OTTAWA – Tourism spending in Canada jumped the most in nearly 20 years in the third quarter of 2016, official data showed on Thursday, pushed up in part by a weak Canadian dollar that has cut the cost of travel. Statistics Canada said total spending by foreign and domestic tourists grew by 2.2 percent from the second quarter to hit $21.3 billion, the ...

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Riding a Relic: Ottawa Rail Enthusiasts Restore Trolley for Canada 150

Posted on 02 February 2017

As Canada commemorates 150 years since Confederation this summer, a group of Ottawa rail enthusiasts is hoping to arrive in style. Their ride of choice, however, is something that hasn’t been seen in the nation’s capital for nearly six decades: a streetcar. “There’s no blueprints and we have to do things a lot of times by trial and error,” Terry Dong told CTV ...

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Canada 150 kickoff

Posted on 02 February 2017

The clinking of wine glasses and the sound of fireworks helped usher in the city’s celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.   But not before there was an official flag raising at Rosberg Park featuring Maple Leafs legendary b ...