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Trudeau confirms closure of Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days

As expected the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for at least another several weeks.
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Cross-border shopping? Allianz says don’t forget the insurance

With back-to-school season fast approaching, many Canadians are scrambling to squeeze in final one-day trips across the border in search of deals.
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Busabout launches its first ever USA & Canada program

TORONTO — Busabout is heading to Canada for the first time with its inaugural 2019 USA & Canada program.
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Contiki launches new USA & Canada program with 10% EBB

Just in time for Canada Day, Contiki has announced the launch of its new ‘USA & Canada 2018-20’ program featuring a range of 25 adventures across the continent.
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‘The Big Kahuna’ in Hawaii headlines Contiki’s USA & Canada program

TORONTO — Contiki’s new 2018 USA & Canada program features a stand-alone nine-day Hawaii trip, a first for the company. Contiki says that in its recent ‘The No Regrets List’ survey, the U.S. and Canada consistently topped millennials’ bucket lists of regions they looked forward to visiting in 2017. Both Gen Y and Gen Z […]
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Robert De Niro is bringing his upmarket hotel chain to Toronto

Celebrities in town for TIFF will soon have a new place to see and be seen: Nobu, co-founded by Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, will be launching a combination hotel and condo complex in Toronto.
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Final curtain for the killer whale show at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego is ending its long-running killer whale show after years of outcry and falling attendance prompted it to renounce theatrical orca displays.
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Volcano eruption in Alaska sparks aviation alert

The Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation Tuesday, after a volcano erupted in the Aleutian Islands that reportedly sent ash thousands of feet into the air. The alert was downgraded hours later.
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New York City visitors set to surpass 60 million, a new record

The Big Apple is seeing some big numbers. New York City will welcome an all-time record 60.3 million visitors by the end of 2016, surpassing the 60 million visitor milestone for the first time ever, and representing the seventh consecutive year of travel and tourism growth for the city.
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America’s ‘rust belt’ now a hot tourism destination

Here's why tourists should take the Rust Belt as seriously as politicians: Because the food, art and sightseeing in ``flyover country'' is well worth your precious vacation days — not to mention cheaper than in trendier destinations.
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VIA Rail on safety, demand and short- and long-term forecasts
With a network that serves over 400 communities from coast to coast, there’s no question that VIA Rail’s reach in...
Virtuoso releases poll results for 2020 travel intentions and more
If there’s one thing that pandemic has made perfectly clear, it’s that COVID-19 has been a complete leveller for...
Air Canada’s fully transformed Aeroplan program will launch in November
Air Canada’s fully transformed Aeroplan program will launch in November
Air Canada has “transformed” its Aeroplan loyalty program, officially launching on Nov. 8 with more personalized...
The Travel Corporation’s US$300 million promise to agents
The Travel Corporation is making a multi-million dollar ‘Peace of Mind’ promise to its travel agent partners...
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