ad
Friday, March 24, 2017
logo
ad
HOMECOLUMNISTSCRUISEABOUTCONTACT SEARCH
jensavedra
Jen Savedra EDITOR
CONTACT
FOLLOW US
facebook logo twitter logo
Stay on top of it! Get our latest stories via email 5 days a week: SUBSCRIBE

Advertise on this site! Rate Card

 

col_banner130
ainf_left130
col_banner130
Sunwing_130X130
col_banner130
passion_logo130angle
col_banner130
RIT_Logo130angle
col_banner130
130x130
col_banner130
130LGBT
col_banner130

 


RIT120x240-02

 

 
ad
ad
ad
ad
ad
adadad

MILLIONS OF ACTS OF NORMALITY

Britain mourns but gets back to work
article image
24 MAR 2017: Lawmakers and lords, researchers and reporters, cleaners and catering staff returned to Britain's Parliament Thursday, as Britain's seat of government shook off its shock and got back to work after an attack that left two civilians and a policeman dead. MORE

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

article image
24 MAR 2017: Last summer a collision between a cruise ship and a charter boat was averted in the Halifax Harbour. The cruise ship's captain reported a close-quarters situation to Canadian authorities and an investigation is still underway.  In the meantime, the tour boat operator has made changes to ensure that it will never have a close call of that nature in the future. MORE

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS II

article image
24 MAR 2017:  Port Canaveral Harbor Pilot Captain Doug Brown helps to navigate cruise ships out of the port.  He says he has had some close calls with small watercraft being in the path of large cruise liners, but last week was the first time he was involved in rescuing two women from the path of a cruise ship. MORE

NEW MEXICAN DESTINATION

Off the beaten track
article image
24 MAR 2017: Sunwing has announced that Isla Holbox (pronounced “ole-bosh”) has just been added to its roster of vacation destinations in Mexico. Part of the Yum Balam Natural Reserve, the island offers vacationers a pristine tropical haven away from the hustle and bustle of more well-travelled tourist hotspots. MORE

WAKE UP CALLS

US couple get a dream vacation
article image
24 MAR 2017:  Quebec Tourism treated a couple from Brooklyn NY to a dream vacation.  But the appeal of the trip was the waking up part. Each morning over a two-week period Kip Geddes and Glennis Laroe travelled around Quebec in a portable bedroom and woke up to a new vista. MORE

WATER TO GO

article image
24 MAR 2017: The PEI Water Act was released last week, preventing water from being exported from the island.  The move is aimed at water bottle exports and the province has spared two industries from the ban - the beer industry and the the cruise industry. MORE

NOT THAT MUCH

Amusement parks dispute property values
article image
24 MAR 2017: Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld are engaged in legal battles with the county appraiser and tax collector regarding what their massive properties are worth. The theme parks claim the Orange County appraiser has assessed the properties too highly, resulting in higher tax bills than they deserve. The market value of a property is what it is worth if it were sold on the open market; the assessed value is usually a lower figure the appraiser uses to arrive at a tax bill. MORE

DUBAI MUSTS

On a pre or post cruise stay
By WALLACE IMMEN
article image
24 MAR 2017: After an event-filled two week cruise on Silversea’s Silver Spirit in the Middle East, I finally had the time to look at the photos I took in Dubai, where it all started. And I did a double take– thinking that I must have shot a designer’s concept rather than anything that actually exists. MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

FIVE KILLED IN LONDON

Vehicle and knife attack at British Parliament
article image
23 MAR 2017: A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and 40 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a “sick and depraved terrorist attack.” MORE

IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY

Canada considers electronics ban
article image
23 MAR 2017: Canada's transport minister says the federal government is taking a close look at the circumstances behind efforts in the United States and the UK to ban certain electronic devices from carry-on baggage. MORE

THE GOODWOOD EXPERIENCE

By PAM STELLINI
article image
23 MAR 2017: Goodwood is a British sporting estate, encompassing 12,000 acres of land in rural West Sussex which includes a hotel, a horse racing venue, an aerodrome and flying school, a motor circuit and a racecourse. The headquarters of Rolls Royce Motor Cars is also on the property, so it is no wonder I woke up in a guest room at the Goodwood Hotel to the sound of honking. In fact, honking - and flapping - as there were geese outside my window.  MORE

AIR TRAVEL IS NOT A LUXURY

The National Airlines Council comments On Federal Budget
article image
23 MAR 2017: Massimo Bergamini, president and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) issued a statement following the tabling of the federal budget yesterday. MORE

AIR CANADA COMMENTS ON FEDERAL BUDGET

article image
23 MAR 2017: Air Canada has said it welcomes funding in the Federal Budget that will improve airport security screening processes at Canadian airports. This will benefit travellers by reducing wait times and should enhance the overall travel experience. MORE

LOOKING UP AT YYZ

Passengers and income growth gain substantially last year
article image
23 MAR 2017: The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has reported its financial and operating results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Passenger activity and net income increased substantially at 8.0 percent and 29.7 percent, respectively, during 2016 as compared to 2015. MORE

SUNWING SUMMER FLIGHTS TO CARIBBEAN FROM VANCOUVER

article image
23 MAR 2017: Sunwing will be offering a summer service to three popular Caribbean destinations from Vancouver via Toronto for a third consecutive year. From May 17 to September 03, inclusive, West coast travellers can enjoy convenient access to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Montego Bay, Jamaica and St. Maarten. From June 1st until September 1st, 2017, connections to Punta Cana are available on Thursdays and Sundays, and Montego Bay is accessed via weekly service departing each Saturday from June 3rd until September 3rd,. Vacationers headed to St. Maarten can take advantage of regular Wednesday service between May 17th and August 31st. MORE

NAME CHANGE. SAME GAME

Trump hotels and offshoot Scion face political fights, ethics questions
article image
23 MAR 2017: You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office. But that’s not the Trump way. Ethics be dammed - it's hitting the accelerator instead. MORE

MAN OVERBOARD

Search underway
article image
23 MAR 2017: The US Coast Guard launched a search for a Florida man who fell overboard from the eighth deck of a Carnival cruise ship on early Wednesday morning. Brandon Paul, 23, of Floral City, was aboard the Carnival Victory sailing from Key West to Cozumel, Mexico for a four-day cruise. MORE

NOT ELECTRONIC BUT

Get it outta here
article image
23 MAR 2017: A snake carried onto a commuter airplane flying between Alaska communities caused a commotion this past weekend. The loose snake was spotted Sunday on a 90-minute Ravn Alaska flight between in southwest Alaska and Anchorage. MORE

TAIT IS TRAVELLING

By DAVID TAIT
article image
23 MAR 2017: Back next week.
logologologologologo