Meet Rocky Mountaineer’s Karen Hardie

Canadian Travel Press Launches New Feature Celebrating Women in Travel

Meet Rocky Mountaineer’s Karen Hardie They're movers and shakers. Their contributions have changed and continue to change the nature of travel, both in Canada and around the world. And with this issue, Canadian Travel Press is recognizing their achievements – past, present and future – with the launch of an ongoing,... more ›
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A New Look For Outer Shores

A New Look For Outer Shores Outer Shores Expeditions marked its fifth anniversary in 2017 with the unveiling of a new logo and website celebrating the shared beauty and spirit of British Columbia's wild Pacific Coast and the company's classic wooden schooner Passing Cloud. The newly unveiled logo and website were... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Tour Operators, West

BC Travel Assurance Fund Pays Out

BC Travel Assurance Fund Pays Out From Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, 2016, 19 travellers were compensated $13,359 through BC's Travel Assurance Fund – a result of the closures of BC travel agencies Air-World Tour & Travel Ltd. (based in Surrey) and Skyline Tours Ltd. (Burnaby). Administered by Consumer Protection BC, the Travel... more ›
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In The Spotlight

ACV Highlights Spotlight Collection From Western Gateways

In The Spotlight Air Canada Vacations is showcasing its Spotlight Collection in Western Canada. The tour company's Spotlight Collection features over 50 properties in Mexico and the Caribbean which are deemed to be ACV’s most popular. Each resort in the collection offers a variety of exclusive perks... more ›
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Helijet Expands Nanaimo-Vancouver Service

Helijet Expands Nanaimo-Vancouver Service Beginning Dec. 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers six round-trips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three... more ›
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Seattle Getaway Factor Favours Canadians

Seattle Getaway Factor Favours Canadians Seattle beckons with the buzz of NFL fan fever in the fall and early winter, as the Seahawks wage another football campaign, reports Western editor, Ted Davis in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier. Seattle’s “getaway” factor favours Canadians, who need only about three hours... more ›
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More Sunwing Sun From the ‘Peg

More Sunwing Sun From the ‘Peg Sunwing Vacations will have more vacation packages departing directly from Winnipeg with the introduction of two weekly, direct flight services this winter, bringing the number of destinations offered from Winnipeg to 15. New for this coming season, customers will be able to choose between... more ›
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Whistler Presents Free Summer Concert Series

Whistler Presents Free Summer Concert Series Summer in Whistler is in full swing and now the soundtrack has officially been set. The Whistler Presents free outdoor concert series has confirmed a solid schedule of 10 exceptional acts for the sixth year of this celebrated event. Artists Deya Doya, Steel Pulse, Jose Gonzalez, Hannah... more ›
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San Diego Keeps It Fresh

12th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week Returns Sept. 25

San Diego Keeps It Fresh This September, San Diego Restaurant Week (Sept. 25 to Oct. 2) will “celebrate local” by showcasing the fresh and delicious ingredients that the region is known for. For eight days only, visitors can enjoy dishes compiled of local products and ingredients at more than 180 participating... more ›
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Cathay Pacific Opens New Lounge at YVR

Cathay Pacific Opens New Lounge at YVR A new executive lounge for First and Business class passengers on Cathay Pacific Airways opened at Vancouver International Airport last week. The airy lounge features a Noodle Bar staffed with a chef preparing selections of Hong Kong dishes, like wonton soup and dim sum. It faces on to a... more ›
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