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Vote for Destination France’s Product of the Year award for a chance to win dinner in Paris

Voting has opened for Destination France’s Product of the Year Award, with a prize up for grabs for one lucky voter.
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Air Canada to ramp up service to Paris from YUL and YYZ

The City of Lights will be even easier for Canadians to access next summer thanks to Air Canada’s increased service from both Montreal and Toronto.
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Louvre employees mull closing museum again over overcrowding

Employees at the Louvre in Paris are mulling whether to close the museum for a second day this week over tourist overcrowding.
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Well, that’s odd: Man spotted climbing the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down Monday after a man scaled nearly to the top of the Paris monument and refused to come down for several hours.
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Notre Dame’s “most precious treasures” have been saved but decades of reconstruction work ahead

Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year-old building.
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Right on time for Valentine’s Day: Trafalgar unveils world’s first travel fragrance

How many of us have wished for a way to bottle up our best travel memories? Trafalgar has now found a way to do just that with the release of the world’s first travel fragrance.
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Eiffel Tower & the Louvre to close as Paris braces for more violent protests

France was mobilizing tens of thousands of police officers and closing landmarks – including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre – as authorities warned that anti-government protests on Saturday could be even more violent than the ones that have crippled the country for weeks.
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Canadian government sounds the alarm on travel to France

The federal government has issued an alert for Canadians heading to France, telling travellers to exercise a high degree of caution because of possible terrorist strikes stemming from the ongoing ‘Yellow Vests’ protests.
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French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters' anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris.
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Video of couple getting scammed by Paris taxi driver goes viral

A Thai couple is being hailed for keeping their cool after a Paris taxi driver tried to charge them nearly five times the actual fare from Charles de Gaulle airport to the city centre.
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It’s the least of their concerns: Competition Bureau report on Air Canada, Transat deal
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The proposed merger of Air Canada and Transat has been called into question by the Competition Bureau, which in a newly...
Credit card chargebacks a “critical concern” for travel agencies: ACTA
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TORONTO — ACTA’s latest update on its lobbying efforts includes citations from the CTA and TICO supporting the use...
Ensemble Travel Group layoffs impact employees in Canada and the U.S.
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Ensemble Travel Group is in the process of temporarily reducing its workforce by approximately 50%, with cuts impacting...
A message from Transat’s President and CEO
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Transat has temporarily shuttered its travel agencies due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to...
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