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  • Travel to Mexico still safe in certain places, says expert after nightclub shooting

    Walter McKay, a former Vancouver cop who spent seven years in Mexico creating and implementing a police reform training plan, said a recent fatal shooting at a nightclub in Playa Del Carmen is not a reason …

    Walter McKay, a former Vancouver cop who spent seven years in Mexico creating and implementing a police reform training plan, said a recent fatal shooting at a nightclub in Playa Del Carmen is not a reason to avoid the popular holiday destination altogether. On Jan. 16, five people were killed, including Canadian Kirk …

  • Edmonton International Airport saw dip in passenger traffic in 2016

    Edmonton International Airport served 7.5 million passengers in 2016 — 450,000 fewer than in 2015 and down more than 700,000 passengers from its all-time high in 2014. Overall passenger counts for 2016 …

    Edmonton International Airport served 7.5 million passengers in 2016 — 450,000 fewer than in 2015 and down more than 700,000 passengers from its all-time high in 2014. Overall passenger counts for 2016 came in at 7,523,864, down 5.7 per cent from 2015's numbers, the airport said in a summary report for 2016, released Monday. …

  • P.E.I. National Park reservations now open

    Parks Canada is recommending people planning on camping in P.E.I. National Park this summer make their reservations early.

    Parks Canada is recommending people planning on camping in P.E.I. National Park this summer make their reservations early.

  • How To Claim Travel Waiver From United Airlines

    The carrier grounded all its domestic flights Sunday night “due to an IT issue.” Flights have since resumed but flyers will continue to face delays.

    How To Claim Travel Waiver From United Airlines

    The carrier grounded all its domestic flights Sunday night “due to an IT issue.” Flights have since resumed but flyers will continue to face delays.

  • Teacher negotiations could determine fate of school trips for 1,733 students

    School administrator John Stewart is just as excited, if not more, than the 32 students he will help guide to Vimy Ridge this April. Of those, 27 excursions are scheduled to coincide with spring break …

    Teacher negotiations could determine fate of school trips for 1,733 students

    School administrator John Stewart is just as excited, if not more, than the 32 students he will help guide to Vimy Ridge this April. Of those, 27 excursions are scheduled to coincide with spring break between March 13 and March 17.

  • Company's coming: Kouchibouguac and Fort Beauséjour spruce up for Canada's 150th

    You can't invite an entire country to visit without sprucing things up, and that's exactly what Parks Canada is doing at Kouchibouguac National Park and the Fort Beauséjour and Fort Gaspareaux National …

    You can't invite an entire country to visit without sprucing things up, and that's exactly what Parks Canada is doing at Kouchibouguac National Park and the Fort Beauséjour and Fort Gaspareaux National Historic Sites in New Brunswick. Parks Canada superintendent Geraldine Arsenault said many of the improvement projects, …

  • U.S. airlines offer low-cost fares banning carry-on bags. Will Canada follow?

    Both American and United Airlines will soon be offering a bare-bones "basic economy" fare. For a generally lower price, customers will lose what few perks are left in economy class, including access to …

    Both American and United Airlines will soon be offering a bare-bones "basic economy" fare. For a generally lower price, customers will lose what few perks are left in economy class, including access to the overhead bin. Larger carry-on luggage will have to be checked for $25 US.

  • Parlee Beach staff followed water-quality guidelines, says Boudreau

    Health Minister Victor Boudreau says Parlee Beach followed provincial guidelines for rating water quality last summer, and he disputes government data that shows discrepancies in what lab tests found and …

    Parlee Beach staff followed water-quality guidelines, says Boudreau

    Health Minister Victor Boudreau says Parlee Beach followed provincial guidelines for rating water quality last summer, and he disputes government data that shows discrepancies in what lab tests found and the public ratings indicated. At a news conference in Moncton, Boudreau said the government looked into a news report, …

  • NewLeaf cancels more flights amid 'schedule change'

    Budget flight company NewLeaf has cancelled more flights in Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Nova Scotia for the next few weeks. NewLeaf spokeswoman Julie Rempel told CBC News that the company had to make a …

    Budget flight company NewLeaf has cancelled more flights in Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Nova Scotia for the next few weeks. NewLeaf spokeswoman Julie Rempel told CBC News that the company had to make a "schedule change" for Sundays that will last for six weeks.

  • Vancouver's Trump Tower unveils sign days before inauguration

    Vancouver's controversial Trump Tower has unveiled its nameplate — just days before the inauguration of building's namesake Donald Trump as president of the United States. The West Georgia Street building, …

    Vancouver's Trump Tower unveils sign days before inauguration

    Vancouver's controversial Trump Tower has unveiled its nameplate — just days before the inauguration of building's namesake Donald Trump as president of the United States. The West Georgia Street building, which includes a hotel and 214 luxury condominiums, was originally set to open last summer, but that opening was delayed …

  • 12 Great Places to Go in 2017—and How to Do Them on a Budget

    From Poland to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Buenos Aires, these destinations across the globe will sate your wanderlust—without emptying your wallet.

    From Poland to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Buenos Aires, these destinations across the globe will sate your wanderlust—without emptying your wallet.

  • Why Airlines Will Always Overbook Flights

    Overbooking is basically a built-in insurance policy for a business. Passengers bumped from a flight in the U.S. are entitled to “denied boarding compensation,” either in the form of cash, check, free …

    Overbooking is basically a built-in insurance policy for a business. Passengers bumped from a flight in the U.S. are entitled to “denied boarding compensation,” either in the form of cash, check, free tickets, or vouchers for future flights.

  • 3 Easy Ways to Stay in Shape While You Travel

    Leaving home for the holidays? You can still get your sweat on thanks to these apps, classes, and on-the-go gyms.

    3 Easy Ways to Stay in Shape While You Travel

    Leaving home for the holidays? You can still get your sweat on thanks to these apps, classes, and on-the-go gyms.

  • Qatar Airways Is Giving Away Free Flights—If You Can Find Them

    If “travel more” was at the top of your list for 2017 goals, head to the Qatar Airways website. The airline is giving away free flights to Dubai, the Seychelles, Cape Town, and more—if you can find them. …

    If “travel more” was at the top of your list for 2017 goals, head to the Qatar Airways website. The airline is giving away free flights to Dubai, the Seychelles, Cape Town, and more—if you can find them. You're going to have to do a bit of work, because the airline has hid the free tickets on its website.

  • The Best Time to Book Valentine’s Day Travel Deals

    Planning a romantic getaway? Here’s how to score the best deals.

    Planning a romantic getaway? Here’s how to score the best deals.

  • JetBlue is Bringing Back Their $34 Winter Fare Sale

    JetBlue’s winter flash sale is back.

    JetBlue’s winter flash sale is back.

  • 3 Great Ways to Score January Vacation Deals

    Beat the crowds—and the high prices—of peak travel season by escaping on one of these three U.S. vacations this month.

    Beat the crowds—and the high prices—of peak travel season by escaping on one of these three U.S. vacations this month.

  • How This Couple Travels the World on Less Than $25 a Day

    Find out how you can take the trip of a lifetime, too.

    Find out how you can take the trip of a lifetime, too.

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  • The Top Destinations for 2017 and When to Book Your Trip, According to KAYAK

    Travel search company KAYAK released its 2017 Travel Hacker guide on Wednesday, revealing top and trending destinations—and how to visit them for less. “The [guide] is a bit more granular than last year,” …

    Travel search company KAYAK released its 2017 Travel Hacker guide on Wednesday, revealing top and trending destinations—and how to visit them for less. “The [guide] is a bit more granular than last year,” David Solomito, KAYAK's vice president of marketing in North America, told Travel + Leisure. The travel guide identifies …