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AMResorts®: Dreams® Natura Resort & Spa Celebrates Reopening

Dreams Natura Resort & Spa will now offer the Dreams brand signature Unlimited-Luxury® offerings, including: Gourmet dining options with no reservations required Unlimited international and domestic top shelf spirits 24-hour room and concierge services Pool and beach wait service Refreshed mini bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer Daily maid service Endless daytime activities...

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Bahamas' Covid timeline: Where we are now for travellers

Here's a brief recap of the past six months as it relates to Covid's impact on travel to the Bahamas. March 24: The borders of the Bahamas closed to incoming air and sea travel. A 24-hour curfew took effect. Hotels and resorts closed their shutters and latched their doors. Reopening dates were not even hinted at or predicted....

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Complimentary Covid19 Insurance for Canadian Travellers

Air Canada has announced it will begin offering complimentary COVID-19 insurance to Canadian customers who book international roundtrip flights to eligible destinations. The plan covers emergency quarantine and medical expenses for Canadian residents related to COVID-19, and will be available for new bookings made in Canada through October 31, 2020. Air Canada is the second Canadian airline to offer...

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We Found Your Paradise

Hi jet-setter! Helping travelers just like you experience once-in-a-lifetime vacations every time is what we do best. But what we also pride ourselves on is bringing you unparalleled value with our exclusive travel offers that you won’t find anywhere else. And lucky you! We’ve just landed some very hot getaway specials to two of our favorite...

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Cruise into the history and beauty of Canada & New England with Princess

From classic cities to sweeping maritime shores, Princess is renowned as the “Best Canada & New England Itineraries by Porthole Magazine The best way to embrace a new experience is to use all five senses. But did you know that Princess has discovered a sixth? It’s that jaw-dropping, heart stopping feeling you get when you gaze...

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In Touring We Trust

GLOBUS & COSMOS HAVE ALWAYS GREETED THE MOST FASCINATING PLACES across the globe with unmatched intrigue, curiosity, and wonder. Along the way, we’ve discovered the sights to see, encountered the people to meet, engaged in the customs to sample, and indulged in the cuisine to taste. And we’ve done this while bundling unrivalled knowledge from Tour Directors...

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3 Top Trips for Golfers Who Cruise - From Close to Home to Around the World

Suddenly, everyone is golfing again.With only a few minor tweaks that courses have easily implemented, the game checks all the boxes for a COVID-safe pastime. So it’s no surprise that even less committed golfers have dusted off the clubs, rediscovering the delights to be found on the greens.As we rediscover travel, the same features that make golf...

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The Airline That's Providing Passengers with COVID insurance

Travel companies are introducing many new health and safety practices to help protect travelers, staff and locals as travel begins to resume.Now, one airline has taken those measures one step further. In a travel industry first, Emirates is covering its passengers for COVID-19 expenses. For travelers longing to take to the skies again, the Dubai-based global airline’s commitment...

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The New COVID Safety Measure Cruise Travelers will actually LOVE

It’s one of the least-loved experiences on a cruise. Not long after you board your ship with excitement to explore and start your vacation, you are required to put down your cocktail, and report to your ‘muster station’ for a mandatory safety drill. Sometimes, you even have to go back to your stateroom, collect your life vest, and...

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How the Postponed Tokyo Olympic Games Will Feature Japan's National Sport

We should be watching the opening ceremony of the XXXIII Olympiad right now. But COVID has changed the history of the Olympics along with so many other features of our lives. Tokyo 2020 retains the name, but the dates have changed.Originally scheduled to take place from July 24th through the second week of August this year, Tokyo 2020...

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Change #WorkFromHome to #WorkFromTheBeach with a New, 1-Year Remote Workers Visa for this Island

For a lot of us, #WorkFromHome is the new normal, and many companies say they plan to continue the practice permanently even after the COVID crisis. That’s giving a lot of people new freedom to re-structure their lives in a way that brings them more joy than long commutes and office cubicals. One Caribbean island is capitalizing on...

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Drink Like the Queen with the First Official Buckingham Palace Gin

In the times of COVID, even Her Majesty needs a side-gig. Why not in the tasty world of spirits?In a Royal first, official Buckingham Palace gin has gone on sale to the public – and the first batch sold out online in only 8 hours!The premium, small-batch, London dry is an initiative of the Royal Collection Trust. It...

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This is the First US-based River Cruise Line to Restart Cruising in Europe

Americans are still barred from Europe, and Canadians are technically permitted into Europe but still under their own government restrictions against leisure travel and required to quarantine 14 days upon their return to the country. So it’s hard to imagine that one of North America’s favorite river cruise lines has begun sailing the rivers of Europe again. As...

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Are Disney Parks Re-opening? And A Taste of Disney at Home with a Recipe for a Favorite Disney Treat

Can you take a Disney family vacation this summer? The answer is not as simple as you might wish (…upon a star… See what we did there?) Disney Parks have multiple locations in both the US and around the world. Asian Disney Parks have successfully re-opened already. In the US, the company had announced it would begin...

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5 Steps to a Cruise Comeback

If you’re one of the majority of cruise travelers, you can’t wait to return to the waves and waterways. (It’s true! Surveys show over a third of cruise travelers want to board a ship within 3 months of the return of cruising!)Cruise travel involves a lot of moving parts (that’s one of the reasons most cruises...

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Places You Can Tour Wine Country Close to Home

There may be more places than you think.California's legendary wine regions and famous wineries have the weather, the scenery, the lifestyle, and of course, the wines, that put them at the top of global wine travel lists.But as we are planning our first post-COVID trips, wine lovers should expand their lists of wine tour regions close...

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4 Tips to Navigate Travel's Re-Opening Like an Expert

Recent weeks and days have seen a flurry of changes in travel restrictions and COVID status. Some countries have started declaring themselves COVID-free, while other places - like the US - continue to see spiking numbers.So re-opening rules keep changing and are different from place to place. It’s a lot for our US and Canadian readers...

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Bubble Cruising? Yes, You Can Cruise Close to Home

COVID's impact on travel is having one brilliant effect: it's shining a spotlight on the boom in cruising on the waterways of North America, with new ships and new itineraries to appeal to every cruise traveler's interests.'Bubble' travel is the first step in the return to travel.Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/Host of BestTrip TV and cruise expert, explains...

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What's a Travel Bubble? Plus 3 Tips For Making the Most of Yours

You might see this view sooner than you think.The world of travel has begun to re-open. But it’s not like the tap has suddenly been turned full blast. More like a trickle. And there’s a clear pattern that’s going to shape your travel opportunities for at least the rest of this year, and possibly into 2021.Bubble TravelHuman interaction...

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Canada's Iconic 'Castle and Cabin' Western Mountain Hotels Re-Open

June 1st was the 132nd birthday of the iconic Banff Springs Hotel, and this year, the date marked another milestone: the re-opening of the four Fairmont Hotels in Canada’s Western Mountain region following a nearly two-month pandemic shutdown.Fairmont Banff Springs is joined by its sister hotels in Canada’s western mountains Fairmount Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Chateau...

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First In-Person New Cruise Ship Delivery Since Pandemic Lockdown: The Silver Origin

Silversea has welcomed its first-ever destination-specific ship, the Silver Origin, designed for ultra-luxury expedition sailings in the Galapagos.It’s a good-news, milestone event for the cruise line - and for cruising.The global pandemic shutdown has resulted in a number of scheduled new ships to be delayed or postponed, so the official flag ceremony marking the completion of...

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3 Travel Planning Tips in a Post-COVID World

There’s good news for travel lovers! We are starting to see travel restrictions lifted.Once we do start traveling again, the world of travel will be different.Here are 3 tips for how to prepare yourself to travel again.By: Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/ Host of BestTrip TV  Coming… and GoingIt’s not enough to have a valid passport anymore .These...

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Do You Miss Cruising? This Recipe Will Let You Re-Create an Iconic Cruise Experience at Home

There may be no dish that evokes cruising more than Baked Alaska.A miracle dessert of warm, caramelized meringue on the outside, still magically full of layers of frozen ice cream on the inside. No one really knows why, but somewhere along the way, it became a classic of traditional cruise culture.Even today, Baked Alaska is often...

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Three Falls to Fall in Love with This Fall

In some very special places in North America, Mother Nature has found a perfect formula to make dramatic hillside scenery decked out in autumn colours even more breathtaking: she’s added waterfalls. If you’re planning an autumn colours getaway, here are three fantastic falls that will put the icing on the cake of the fall colour pictures...

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Newfoundland Ponies Are The Joy We All Need Right Now

When a destination’s nickname is ‘The Rock’, you don’t expect a warm and cozy place. Newfoundland is the eastern most point in North America, the vanguard of the continent where it faces into the North Atlantic waters and winds that once brought Vikings and still bring icebergs to its shores.    In this dramatic setting and tough...

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In it for the Long Haul: Cruise Line Marks 147 Years of Sailing History

These historic photos and delightful vintage posters trace one of the longest journeys of any cruise line. Holland America Line commemorates its 147th anniversary in April 2020.      While 147 years is not the round number milestone that usually marks big anniversary celebrations, this anniversary takes place while travel has paused globally and HAL cruise...

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These 'Hotels' are Full of 'Guests' Throughout Pandemic - Part of Fairmont's 'Bee Sustainable' Program

The global pandemic closed the doors of nearly every hotel in the world. But thousands of very special ‘guests’ at some Fairmont hotels stayed.Some have even been ‘residents’ for years.'HOME SWEET HIVE'In 2008, the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto and Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver installed honey beehives. These two urban hotels may not seem likely places for apiaries. But...

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Seven Insta-Worthy Spots to Visit in Ireland

Ireland’s cultural and natural beauty, ranging from charming, picturesque towns to spectacular scenery and engaging attractions, are all Instagram-inspiring. CIE Tours, the experts in Ireland, features these top Insta-worthy sights and many more on its 38 tours that include the oh-so-photogenic Emerald Isle.AdareLooking for the classic postcard photo of thatched cottages that immediately conjures up images...

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WestJet Vacations - Safety Above All

The safety of our guests and WestJetters has and continues to be our top priority. In these uncertain times, we’ve made some important changes to our business, for your safety and peace of mind at every step of your travel journey. Reduced contact at check in Your check in experience will be close to what you’re...

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Hawaii Re-Opens Sept 1st

Dreaming of traveling to Hawaii? How about a fall vacation?

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Caribbean Islands Open to US Citizens and International Travelers

Here are the latest developments across the region: Antigua and Barbuda The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is now open to international travelers, including Americans. Currently, temperature checks are required upon arrival, and face coverings are required in the airport. Antigua is a popular tropical destination thanks to its 365 white sand beaches, its crystal-clear water...

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The Gold Standard of Luxury Cruising

With its highly-personalized services, sumptuous culinary delights, a seemingly endless number of one-of-a-kind, exclusive shore experiences, the world of luxury cruising is unlike any other. Of course, in our opinion, once you’ve lived the good life on an over-the-top cruise vacation, there’s no going back to just any ordinary cruise. No way! So, no matter if...

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The Magic of Antarctica

MS Roald Amundsen I sailed onboard the state-of-the-art MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first hybrid electric-powered ship with Hurtigruten. We had Fleet Captain Torry (aka “the Driver”) at the helm, along with a passionate, knowledgeable Expedition Team who shared lectures onboard from polar history to climate change, and stood in waist deep polar water near shore...

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Our Experience Matters: The Importance of Utilizing a Professional Travel Advisor

With so much uncertainty in our fast-changing world today, consulting a professional Travel Advisor like us has become increasingly necessary in order to navigate our complex, global travel system. No matter if you’re travelling for leisure or business, we continually monitor our clients’ flights and travel itineraries to know about any problems that have or may...

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Extraordinary Europe

By Jennifer Jones   We’ll just get to the point – we love, love, love Europe. Of course with its sprawling history, beautiful art and architecture, diverse cuisines, cultures, and landscapes, what’s not to love about this huge and endlessly fascinating area of the world! No matter if you’re looking to travel to Europe for the...

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Time to Reconnect

The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences Playa Del Carmen 5* Holiday in style at The Fives, an upscale, service-oriented hotel set on a white-sand beach in Riviera Maya. At this All Senses Inclusive resort, you’ll savour every moment with dishes infused with creativity—from the ultra-contemporary to the classical—a medley of international cuisine and an award-winning wine...

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Globus Undiscovered Mediterranean: Where Hidden Cities & Seaside Meet

    The Mediterranean’s sapphire seas will lure you in and convince you to stay a while. But beyond the azure waters lie tiny whitewashed villages nestled against sandy shores, marble-clad fortresses, and winding chains of turquoise waterfalls—places loved by locals and untouched by most. Globus invites you to dive deep into the blues of the...

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Go Together - Princess Cruises

    There comes a time when you need to get away from the everyday. To experience new adventures, to kick off those shoes and kick back, to reconnect with that special someone, to feel the thrill of the road less-traveled. And you can make your escape with Princess, recognized as a destination leader with over...

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Tiny Yankicha Island in the Russian Far East Is Startlingly Beautiful

    Long closed to Westerners, the Russian Far East is one of the planet’s least explored destinations – Silversea’s Russian Far East cruises will be with you for a lifetime. Take a cruise to the Russian Far East, where the winter ice isolates the Kuril Islands with their stunning volcanic landscapes and spectacular populations of...

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Meet Air Transat new Airbus A321neoLR

    Because your vacation should start the moment you step on board More space in Economy Class Go ahead and take up more room in our brand-new Economy Class with seats 3.8 cm (1.5 in) wider than those in the Airbus A310. Plus, with 50% less cabin noise, your vacation’s peace and quiet starts here....

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Naples' Crowning Culinary Achievement

    Pizza is a ubiquitous comfort food beloved around the world, and it’s easy to see why. With its gooey cheese and savoury tomato sauce, warm dough and mouthwatering aroma, pizza has scientifically been proven to be highly addictive. To trace pizza’s humble beginnings, we look to the vast Southern Italian city of Naples.  Most...

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The Top Five Wonders of Iceland That Will Blow Your Mind

    Iceland is unique, insanely interesting and filled with extraordinary landscapes, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment, but here are the top five wonders that will blow your mind.   1.    Northern Lights Ah, the...

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7 Hidden Gems in Rome Most Tourist Never See

    With over 4.2 million people flocking to Rome’s tourist attractions each year, escaping The Eternal City’s crowds is no easy feat. From magic doors to a giant pyramid, we’ve discovered seven hidden gems in Rome that will whisk you off the beaten path. Ssh don’t tell anyone… 1. Michelangelo’s Moses Forget David, it’s all...

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Luxury Meets Nature in Mexican Jungle

Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Riviera Maya Nestled along the Caribbean Sea, the five-star Hotel Xcaret Mexico in Riviera Maya boasts an architecture that blends seamlessly into its surrounding nature. Combining comfort and luxury, this unique resort pays tribute to the Mexican culture: think temazcal, delectable traditional cuisine — yes, tequila, mescal and all — and suites with local...

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It's Time to Celebrate!

Some may say they travel to learn about other cultures, to make new friends, or to relax and get away. But by far, most people travel to celebrate special events and life’s milestones. What better reason to get out there and explore than to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation, family reunion, wedding or honeymoon! If...

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5 Tips For A Multigenerational Guided Vacation

An overseas adventure can bring generations of families closer while sparking great memories. CIE Tours guided vacations and private driver experiences foster the wonder of travel in all ages—tots, teens, and adults—and offer several advantages over independent travel. No driving or navigating unfamiliar roads means travelers can relax and focus on family and sights. And with...

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Seven Treasures of Italy

1. EXPLORE VATICAN CITY IN VIP STYLE One cannot head to Rome without heading to Vatican City. With Insight, you’ll gain VIP fast-track access into the Vatican Museums and a special private viewing of the Bramante Staircase, before admiring the genius of Michelangelo’s painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. 2. LEARN TO COOK WITH A LOCAL...

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New Tours With Collette

Our 102nd travel season is here! There are always new stories to tell, somewhere out there. You can find them on every continent, among every type of person, in every landscape imaginable. These stories are just waiting for a traveller to come and discover them. A traveller like you. Year after year you inspire us. To...

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Feel Like Chasing the Sun?

    Cue the calypso music and cruise to The Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Line. Go ahead and explore underground waterfalls in the caves of St. Thomas. Lean in and hear the ruins of Costa Maya as they whisper talks of swashbuckling. Zipline across Harvest Caye. Or take a scenic drive in St. Lucia where you...

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How Travel Insurance Saved Martin

When you plan a California vacation, you don’t plan to fracture your foot…But fortunately for Martin, he did plan ahead with Manulife Travel Insurance.  When Martin told us about his experience, we couldn’t help but think of some of the more obvious ways you might get injured in California. You could hurt your back while surfing,...

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