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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (Sept. 20/20)

COVID Travel Insurance

Canadians yearning to travel abroad can now get medical insurance to cover costs if they get sick with the coronavirus while travelling. Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing are all offering free COVID-19 medical coverage to passengers booking certain international flights and vacation packages. Plus beginning Oct. 1 Manulife will offer COVID travel Insurance on separate travels plans. 

For more info see: 

www.manulife.ca

Informed Traveler SEG 2 (Sept. 20/20)

Escapade Francaise

Escapade Française is a platform and a network of contacts bringing together a strong association of individual French tourist structures on a human scale intended for lovers of travel, lovers of residences and authenticity all gathered around a single Passion: French culture.

For more info see:

www.escapadefrancaise.com

Informed Traveler SEG 3 (Sept. 20/20)

What It Was Like Traveling to the Dominican Republic During COVID-19 Pandemic

Travelpulse's Managing Editor, Eric Bowman shares his experience visiting the Dominican Republic during the COVID Pandemic.

For more info see:

www.travelpulse.com

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (Sept. 13/20)

10 Measures To Boost Traveler

Confidence

Travelport carried out research focused on travelers’ changing needs in the era of COVID-19. They identified 10 categories that are key to restoring consumer confidence — nine safety measures plus the added driver of keeping travelers' money safe through flexible change/cancellation policies.

For more info see:

www.travelport.com

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Hamilton House Inn, Cherry Grove AB

Hamilton House Inn is a family run B&B and more, located in a beautiful country setting with easy access to a variety of recreational areas and facilities. Located  in north eastern Alberta, just 10 mins south east of the city of Cold lake, which is; 3 hours from Edmonton Alberta, 2 hours from Lloydminster Alberta, and 4 hours from Saskatoon Saskatchewan.

For more info see:

www.hamiltonhouse.com

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Informed Traveler SEG 3 (Sept. 13/20)

Travel Alberta

As the summer of the road trip comes to an end, Travel Alberta is encouraging Albertans and Canadians to get out and experience what Alberta has to offer this Fall and Winter.

For more info see:

www.travelalberta.com

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (Sept. 6/20)

ACV's COVID19 Coverage Plan

Your Air Canada Vacation package now includes a COVID-19 Coverage & Assistance Plan, administered by Allianz Global Assistance, at no additional cost to you! As sunny destinations start to open up to travelers, you'll be able to travel with confidence and enjoy your vacation with peace of mind! It's designed to cover emergency medical and quarantine costs related to COVID-19 while travelling.

For more info see:

vacations.aircanada.com

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Hotel Zed Tofino, Tofino BC

Hotel Zed Tofino isn't like any other hotel experience. It's a luxurious take on the retro-chic Hotel Zed brand, but they're continuing to rebel against the ordinary in every way they can. What other hotel would run a bike path directly through their lobby, or offer you unique amenities like a psychic den and a sunken living room?

For more info see:

hotelzed.com/zed-tofino

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Highwood Pass, Kananaskis AB

Highwood Pass is a mountain pass in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. It lies within the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park on Alberta Highway 40. License To Ride founder Phoenix Phillips shares his experience traveling through the area and offers some insightful highlights.

For more info see:

license2rideworld.com

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (Aug. 30/20)

Bird Watching In Cranbrook, BC

Cranbrook offers enough unexpected twists and bird-friendly terrain to keep your binoculars pointed skywards for several days. With more than 200 species recorded and located on a migratory flyway this community has much to crow about but has been relatively undiscovered by birdwatchers.

For more info see:

cranbrooktourism.com

Informed Traveler SEG 2 (Aug. 30/20)

Last Frontier Heliskiing 

When you arrive at Last Frontier Heliskiing, you’ve left the world behind. It’s up in Northern British Columbia where things get wild. Over more than two decades, they’ve carefully honed their approach to helicopter skiing and boarding. From the moment you arrive to your last run, they’ll pull out all the stops to make your trip one to remember.

For more info see:

lastfrontierheli.com/

Informed Traveler SEG 3 (Aug. 30/20)

Contiki's Canadian Tours

Contiki is bringing you Canada's most jaw-dropping destinations, but it’s the unique experiences that make their domestic trips unforgettable. From hitting the slopes in Whistler to kayaking in the Bay of Fundy, they’re designed to show you a side of Canada you’ve never seen before.

For more info see:

contiki.com

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (Aug. 23/20)

Flight Plan

Mike McNaney, President of The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) which represents Canada’s major air carriers, offers some insight on welcoming the release of “Flight Plan”, the government’s plan to continue to protect public health and safety in air travel. 

For more info see:

airlinecouncil.ca

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Informed Traveler SEG 2 (Aug. 23/20)

Good Knights

Travel back in time and stay in one of the lavishly furnished medieval tents at The Encampment. Fun for the whole family with a wide array of activities, Saturday night feasts, and a whole lot more. Get ready for a Glamping experience like no other!

For more info see:

www.goodknights.ca

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Informed Traveler SEG 3 (Aug. 23/20)

Google's Summer Travel Search Results

With the end of summer nearing, and COVID-19 restrictions starting to loosen across the country, more Canadians are searching for ways to get out and explore.

Find out where and what they were searching for in this Interview with Google's Level 7 Local Guide Nick Roche.

For more info see:

canada.googleblog.com

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (Aug. 16/20)

Aeroplan's New Loyalty Program

Patrick Sojka from Rewards Canada discusses the changes to Aeroplan that is coming on Nov. 8, 2020.

For more info see:

rewardscanada.ca

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (Aug. 9/20)

Travelport's Airline Health & Safety Tracker

In response to demand from travelers and travel agents for information on airline health and safety measures, Travelport, is providing an information website that highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world’s largest airlines – all available at a glance.

For more info see:

www.travelport.com/covid19

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The New and Different Cancun Travel Experience

Traveling internationally for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic Travelpulse's Managing Editor, Eric Bowman shares his experience staying

at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun.

 

For more info see:

www.travelpulse.com

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Informed Traveler SEG 2 (Aug. 9/20)

Wedgewood Hotel and Spa,

Vancouver BC

Located in Downtown Vancouver, this boutique hotel features beautifully-furnished rooms, each with a private balcony where valued guests can find seclusion in the heart of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. The hotel was recently named TripAdvisor's #1 Luxury Hotel in Canada.

For more info see:

www.wedgewoodhotel.com/

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Informed Traveler SEG 3 (Aug. 16/20)

Ten Tips to Respect Wildlife and Stay Safe

The chance to observe wildlife as they go about their natural lives is one of the most fascinating experiences that Canada’s national parks offer. Along with this opportunity, however, comes the responsibility to treat wildlife with the respect they deserve and need.

For more info see:

www.pc.gc.ca

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Informed Traveler SEG 3 (Aug. 9/20)

Explore Edmonton

Edmonton is a vibrant urban centre in the heart of the wilderness, the largest northernmost metropolis, and the capital of Alberta, Canada. Experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day feels like in the summer, or how the first snowfall transforms the river valley in winter. No matter the season, Edmonton is made for exploring.

For more info see:

exploreedmonton.com/

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (Aug. 2/20)

Travel Insurance During COVID

Travel consultant Ken Stewart from Crowfoot Travel Solutions, who is also a certified, trained, and licensed agent to sell travel insurance products discusses what is and isn't covered by travel insurance during the COVID19 Pandemic.

For more info see:

www.crowfoottravel.com/

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Rimrock Resort, Banff AB

Travel Writer Jody Robbins shares her recent experience staying at the Rimrock Resort in Banff. The Rimrock offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, a luxury spa, along with special accommodation packages to suit your vacation needs.

For more info see:

www.travelswithbaggage.com

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Saskatchewan Mystique

License to Ride founder Phoenix Phillips offers some unique insight about a few of the locations he visited on a recent road trip to Saskatchewan. The plan? Just him, a Harley-Davidson, and the Open Roads of Saskatchewan.

For more info see:

www.licensetoride.ca

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (July 26/20)

Indigenous Tourism's Escape From Home

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) invites Canadians to plan the perfect escape this summer in their own backyards with the launch of Destination Indigenous’ Escape from Home campaign, a series of inspired itineraries highlighting a range of authentic experiences that connect travelers to Indigenous people, their culture and the land. 

For more info see:

indigenoustourism.ca

Informed Traveler SEG 2 (July 26/20)

St Eugene Golf Resort & Casino 

Cranbrook, BC

St. Eugene Resort is located within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation in the heart of the East Kootenay Region. The Resort offers 125 rooms & suites, the Casino of the Rockies, a championship golf course, three restaurants, and a riverside RV Park.

 

For more info see:

 www.steugene.ca

Informed Traveler SEG 3 (July 26/20)

Cruising Update With The Cruise Guru

David Yeskel, known as the Cruise Guru, weighs in on the latest news on the cruise industry as they continue to cope with effects of the COVID pandemic, the future of cruising and what cruises might look like when the ships start sailing again.

For more info see:

the-cruise-guru

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