Travel

Save on travel this Winter

(NC) — Looking for ways to get the best travel value this winter? Days Inns Canada offers some hints to help save you money: Budget: Create a realistic budget for you and your family and be sure to stick to it. Include food and beverage costs, all travel costs and entertainment. Be on the lookout for travel deals such as best rate guarantees, vacation packages and family ....

How to find the right travel insurance

(NC) -- You took time off, booked the flight or packed the car, and you're ready to go…or so you think. Whether you're going on a quick shopping trip across the border, a beach vacation, or an excursion to the other side of the world, you're not fully prepared unless you have the right travel insurance. “Many people assume that their credit card or group plan's built-in coverage will suf ....

Be careful what you share on vacation

(NC) -- It's tempting to post lots of details about a winter getaway online, and in real-time, but be aware that you aren't the only one to have discovered how amazing it can be to share photos and information online and on social networks. Cyber criminals like to "get social" too, but their definition of that term is to help themselves to your personal information, among other things. ....

Holidays: How to avoid high travel costs

(NC) -- Whether it is friends and family, time away from work or school, over indulging in delicious food, or time to escape, the magic and appeal of the holiday season is subjective to everyone. For many Canadians the holiday season is a time for travel. Whether travelling domestically to spend time with family, or voyaging to a tropical paradise with that special someone, the holiday seas ....

Canadians get tips for business travel

(NC) — It's no surprise that company cost-cutting puts added pressure on business travellers, but that shouldn't mean compromising on comfort. Take a look at these helpful tips from Days Inns Canada, to make your next business trip stress-free: What to pack: The most important rule for any business traveller is not to over-pack. Be practical and only take items essential t ....

Travel: Don’t let turistas ruin your vacation

(NC) – You're on a picturesque beach soaking up the sun and enjoying a few cocktails on your sunshine vacation when suddenly you feel a series of all too familiar grumbles in your stomach. The next thing you know you're on a mad dash to the nearest restroom with none in sight. Welcome to the wonderful world of traveler's diarrhea, otherwise known as “turista”. Defined as three or more ....

Getaways displacing gifts this Christmas, forecast find

Walking into a Canadian retailer this time of year feels exactly like being swallowed by a Christmas parade float – all garland tongues, gingerbread breath and tinsel tonsils. But are shoppers buying what stores are selling? Unless they’re inside a travel agency, the answer appears to be a firm “meh.” According to BMO’s 2013 Holiday Spending Outlook, to be released Wednesday, gift ....

Travel: Expert tips for safe and stress-free Holiday

(NC) — As the cool weather sets in and the busy holiday season approaches, Canadians have travel on their minds. Before booking, a leading travel and service expert advises would-be adventurers to plan ahead in order to stay safe and stress free while vacationing at any time. Gerald Parent, the Director of Membership Travel at American Express Canada has seen first-hand the pain points ....

Canadian airports offer greater perks this Holiday season

(NC) — In the lead up to the hectic holiday travel period, Canada's busiest airport has super-sized its service offering to give commuters better travel benefits than ever before. To help enhance the travel experience for example, American Express Canada has partnered with the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) to offer more service-related perks at Toronto Pearson International Airp ....

Vacations: Don't leave your phone behind

(NC) -- While many travellers like to disconnect while on vacation, smartphones have become an essential tool for travelling. In fact, many features and apps offered by smartphones can be indispensable when you're on the road. Maps: Tourists sometimes find foreign maps to be confusing, especially when the labels are written in another language. Mobile apps with mapping ....

Winter: Three essential things snowbirds should know

Every winter, flocks of retired Canadians head south. Too often, however, they overlook some important considerations to protect themselves before taking flight. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by American Express Canada found that only 29 per cent of Canadians 55+ purchased travel insurance for their last trip -- and one in three said they do not plan to purchase it next time. To make ....

Turn business travel into fun

(NC) -- The life of a business traveller can sometimes feel like all work and no play. You arrive in interesting places, but your hectic schedule might keep you from seeing anything but the airport, your hotel, and its conference rooms. If you travel a lot for work, consider extending your trip into a vacation. It can be a cost-effective chance to unwind with family or friends, and to take a ....

Holiday travels get checklist

(NC) — Since it's never too early to start thinking about travel essentials, here are five simple suggestions to help get you off to the right start: A Little Goes A Long Way: Do your research ahead of time and book hotel reservations well in advance. Visit brand-specific websites, such as www.daysinn.ca to get the guaranteed best available rate. For easy access, keep a co ....

Travel industry gets marketing boost

AdvertorialAgency.com, a not-for-profit Canadian advertising agency, helps travel agencies in promoting their tours, packages and services, while reaching out to the people. The agency helps businesses in the travel industry by publishing their ads in various online newspapers, magazines and blogs which helps businesses in getting a lot of publicity. Thanks to AdvertorialAgency.com, travel indust ....

Remnants of U.S. History: Southern California's Mojave Desert Cabins

A little known piece of American history exists in southern California's Mojave Desert, an area known as the High Desert which begins with Morongo Valley on highway 62, north off Interstate 10, just west of Palm Springs. Continuing on, a traveler finds the towns of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twenty Nine Palms.  On this desolate highway which leads to Parker, Arizona, visitors will notice ....

Recreational Vehicles: Top tips to rent

An RV, Recreational Vehicle is an excellent way to travel. It doesn't matter if one is planning a vacation nearby for a couple of days or going across the whole country, a recreational vehicle is the method to use. One can create an endless amount of joyful memories traveling in one. With the rising airfares hampering most family vacations, a lot of people are renting recreational vehicle to save ....

Thailand: Tips to Help You Plan Your Bangkok Trip

Bangkok, one of the best tourist attractions in Asia, is the capital city of Thailand and also its largest and most populous city. Due to its rich in culture, mouthwatering delicacies, and its reputation for being one of the best shopping destinations in Asia, lots of tourists around Asia and as well as around the world come to this city. Another contribution to why tourists seem to enjoy this ....

Paris: The City of Lights… and Love

Most girls dream of going to Paris and fall in love. But what is it really about Paris and the word “love”? Wasn’t Paris called the City of Lights? Then why did it come to be known as City of Love? Paris, the capital city of France, is one of the most visited cities in Europe. It is the center of learning and arts, and also known for its fashion influence around the globe. Paris got its nam ....