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  • Air Canada says parents must pay to guarantee 2-year-old can sit with them on flight

    Confused at what the online ticketing system appeared to be telling her, Caley Hartney called Air Canada customer service, where the agent confirmed the required fee and referred her to the company’s conditions …

    Confused at what the online ticketing system appeared to be telling her, Caley Hartney called Air Canada customer service, where the agent confirmed the required fee and referred her to the company’s conditions of service on their website. The agent said that according to Air Canada rules, it is only required that a parent …

  • Vancouver to face record-breaking construction projects this summer
    Vancouver to face record-breaking construction projects this summer

    There are only two real seasons in Canada — winter and construction: that adage is certainly going to feel true this summer. 

    Vancouver to face record-breaking construction projects this summer

    There are only two real seasons in Canada — winter and construction: that adage is certainly going to feel true this summer. 

  • Huu-ay-aht cut ribbon on new Bamfield tourism plan

    The Huu-ay-aht First Nation on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is moving ahead with a plan to turn the remote village of Bamfield into a tourism destination. "With the dollar going down and more travellers …

    The Huu-ay-aht First Nation on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is moving ahead with a plan to turn the remote village of Bamfield into a tourism destination. "With the dollar going down and more travellers coming to the West Coast, it's an opportune time," said Trevor Cootes, an elected councillor who holds the economic …

  • First cruise ship of season arrives in P.E.I. Monday

    Cruise ship season on P.E.I. begins Monday with the arrival of Veendamin Charlottetown. Port officials say 58 cruise ships are coming this season, down slightly from last year because a couple of ships …

    First cruise ship of season arrives in P.E.I. Monday

    Cruise ship season on P.E.I. begins Monday with the arrival of Veendamin Charlottetown. Port officials say 58 cruise ships are coming this season, down slightly from last year because a couple of ships were redeployed elsewhere. Eight of the cruise ships are visiting the Island for the first time, including a Japanese …

  • Trip Advisor in Windsor for tourism workshop

    Representatives with the travel website Trip Advisor are in Windsor today to help raise the digital profile of businesses that rely on dollars from tourism.  

    Trip Advisor in Windsor for tourism workshop

    Representatives with the travel website Trip Advisor are in Windsor today to help raise the digital profile of businesses that rely on dollars from tourism.  

  • North Carolina transgender bathroom law damaging tourism, industry says

    Officials in North Carolina's hospitality industry say the state's new law affecting transgender people is damaging the state's tourism business, as both individuals and large groups cancel …

    Officials in North Carolina's hospitality industry say the state's new law affecting transgender people is damaging the state's tourism business, as both individuals and large groups cancel trips in protest over the legislation widely condemned for eroding LGBT rights.    

  • Nova Scotia hopes to woo Chinese tourists

    "China is a tremendous opportunity," Martha Stevens, acting CEO and director of marketing with Tourism Nova Scotia, told CBC Radio's Information Morning. In 2015, China became the second-largest visiting …

    Nova Scotia hopes to woo Chinese tourists

    "China is a tremendous opportunity," Martha Stevens, acting CEO and director of marketing with Tourism Nova Scotia, told CBC Radio's Information Morning. In 2015, China became the second-largest visiting nation to Canada.

  • Nunavut missing out on tourism dollars: report

    A new study shows more cruise ship passengers are coming to Nunavut but spending far less money in the territory than other visitors. A survey of tourists between May and October of 2015 by Toronto-based …

    A new study shows more cruise ship passengers are coming to Nunavut but spending far less money in the territory than other visitors. A survey of tourists between May and October of 2015 by Toronto-based Insignia Marketing Research shows a drastic difference in how much people are spending once they arrive. The study …

  • Voluntourism: Are you here to help?

    Skilled volunteers are often welcome abroad, but if you’re only offering unskilled labour on your voluntourism trip, you may not be offering as much help as you’d like to think you are.

    Voluntourism: Are you here to help?

    Skilled volunteers are often welcome abroad, but if you’re only offering unskilled labour on your voluntourism trip, you may not be offering as much help as you’d like to think you are.

  • Montreal's Old Port will be upgraded to attract more cruise ships

    Montreal's Old Port will be get a $78-million facelift over the next year, aimed at attracting more cruise ships, municipal and provincial authorities announced Monday. The aging Alexandra Pier and the …

    Montreal's Old Port will be upgraded to attract more cruise ships

    Montreal's Old Port will be get a $78-million facelift over the next year, aimed at attracting more cruise ships, municipal and provincial authorities announced Monday. The aging Alexandra Pier and the Iberville passenger terminal will be upgraded to provide a more pleasant experience to cruise ship passengers as they …

  • Tax, fee hikes already scaring away tourists, says motel owner

    ​A motel owner says the latest Newfoundland and Labrador budget is already starting to hurt her bottom line. Velma Rideout, who owns the Junction Inn on the Trans-Canada Highway near Baie Verte Junction, …

    Newfoundland Welcomes Its Newest Hotel With Celebrations and Celebrity

    ​A motel owner says the latest Newfoundland and Labrador budget is already starting to hurt her bottom line. Velma Rideout, who owns the Junction Inn on the Trans-Canada Highway near Baie Verte Junction, told CBC's Corner Brook Morning Show that tourists are telling her it's just too expensive to travel to Newfoundland …

  • P.E.I. cycling trails: seven to try this spring

    Now that spring is finally here and enough snow has melted that you can once again open your shed doors and get to your bike, it might be time to think about dusting off your helmet, oiling up your chain …

    P.E.I. cycling trails: seven to try this spring

    Now that spring is finally here and enough snow has melted that you can once again open your shed doors and get to your bike, it might be time to think about dusting off your helmet, oiling up your chain and heading out for a ride. 

  • Air Canada passengers sleep in terminal on plastic sheets after flight cancellation

    Jones' flight was delayed five times in total and just when she thought the ordeal was over, she says passengers lining up to board their flight for the final time were told by Air Canada that their flight …

    Jones' flight was delayed five times in total and just when she thought the ordeal was over, she says passengers lining up to board their flight for the final time were told by Air Canada that their flight was cancelled. "Sometime after midnight we were told that there was no hotel coming and by that time, all the trains …

  • WestJet at 20: Grown-up airline, grown-up problems

    WestJet's 20th anniversary should have been a party. After all, it has been a pretty impressive two decades at the airline. It may seem like the distant past now, but before WestJet took flight in 1996, …

    WestJet at 20: Grown-up airline, grown-up problems

    WestJet's 20th anniversary should have been a party. After all, it has been a pretty impressive two decades at the airline. It may seem like the distant past now, but before WestJet took flight in 1996, air travel was different in Canada.

  • Why You Should Book Summer Travel Now

    Dreaming of an international getaway? Here’s why now is the perfect time to book a cheap flight for your next vacation.

    Why You Should Book Your Summer Travel Now

    Dreaming of an international getaway? Here’s why now is the perfect time to book a cheap flight for your next vacation.

  • Canadian vacationers stay close to home due to terrorism, Zika virus and low dollar

    In light of horrific attacks in Brussels, Turkey and Paris and concerns surrounding the Zika virus, the majority of Canadians planning a summer vacation say they will be sticking close to home.

    Canadian vacationers stay close to home due to terrorism, Zika virus and low dollar

    In light of horrific attacks in Brussels, Turkey and Paris and concerns surrounding the Zika virus, the majority of Canadians planning a summer vacation say they will be sticking close to home.

  • Wreck of HMCS Annapolis showing signs of life, say divers

    Just one year since the Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Annapolis was sunk in Howe Sound divers are discovering plenty of new life around the old ship. The 51-year-old Annapolis was sunk in Halkett Bay Marine …

    Wreck of HMCS Annapolis showing signs of life, say divers

    Just one year since the Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Annapolis was sunk in Howe Sound divers are discovering plenty of new life around the old ship. The 51-year-old Annapolis was sunk in Halkett Bay Marine Park off Gambier Island in order to create B.C.'s eighth artificial reef. Since the sinking, divers have been keeping …

  • You Can't Legally Smoke Weed in Colorado Hotels, So This Man Started a "Bud and Breakfast"

    Marijuana use isn't just legal, it's encouraged at this "Bud and Breakfast."

    Marijuana use isn't just legal, it's encouraged at this "Bud and Breakfast."

  • Surrey Bend Regional Park opens

    "Surrey Bend Regional Park offers a tremendous opportunity to protect a unique ecosystem, and to allow residents to experience and understand the historic landscape of the Fraser River floodplain," said …

    "Surrey Bend Regional Park offers a tremendous opportunity to protect a unique ecosystem, and to allow residents to experience and understand the historic landscape of the Fraser River floodplain," said Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore in a release on Saturday. "Through environmental education, nature study, and …