Travel

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 ....

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 ....

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: 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 ....

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 ....

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 ....

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. ....