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Comment by Tripatini on September 10, 2010 at 3:05pm
Autumn is almost upon us, and that means apples and cider! Get juicy details on Quebec's Route du Cidre on the Tripatini blog.
Comment by Donna on September 10, 2010 at 11:55am
Hi - I would like to submit an article on Top 10 Reasons to Visit Montreal.
If anyone has any thoughts on what publications might be interested, kindly let me know.
Comment by Tripatini on August 27, 2010 at 11:21am
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Comment by David Lawrence on August 20, 2010 at 4:09pm
Coupla hundred miles north of us, Canadian doctors have issued a warning about transplant tourism. They say that you're likely to get an organ that the hospitals didn't get in a fair way. Anyone here seen 'Dirty Pretty things'?
Comment by Casa Del Soul on August 11, 2010 at 2:27am
"Casa De Soul" in San Juan Del Sur,Nicaragua welcomes all Canadians down to stay and will offer a 15% discount to all Canadians. RATED #1 in "Specialty Lodging" by
Comment by Allan Lynch on July 15, 2010 at 9:20am
Ed - I read that report. It's a crock. I think it's just a way to get your name in the press.

Canada never sold itself as the destination where your dollar went further. We never had a campaign that said you can get a 30-40-50% high season discount thanks to currency exchange rates. Now that the exchange is just a few cents on the dollar (in the US favour) I don't think it's a valid excuse. All Americans I meet think of a dollar as a dollar. They don't spend their days thinking a Canadian dollar is worth this, a Bermudian dollar is this ...

Like all travel, the discount available to you will depend on your ability to negotiate. And while you might pay a bit more for one aspect of your trip, there are always ways to shave costs elsewhere without feeling like you've had to make a massive compromise.

And what Americans don't understand is that we view prices differently. To begin with, we, like the Brits, are traditionally a little more frugal. We don't have the cheap airfares you do, so we resist paying huge amounts for hotels and meals and experiences. I think if you matched a five-star US resort with a five-star Canadian resort you may find bargains. If the price is close, then look at what is included or possible for next to little extra cost and it should still look affordable.

I don't think we've ever really wanted to be the discount destination. I think we prefer to sell ourselves on merit, quality of experience and value for money, plus fun, safety and stability.
Comment by Ed Wetschler on July 15, 2010 at 9:06am
Hotwire reports that tourism is down in Canada because of the stronger Canadian dollar, so many hotels etc. are offering discounts and deals. That's great for Canadians who are vacationing domestically, but if you're an American or Brit (etc.), are the discounts deep enough to make up for the currency exchange rates?
Comment by Darryl Musick on July 14, 2010 at 5:55pm
Time for another Transit Report. Toronto, it's your turn today at The World on Wheels:

Comment by Darryl Musick on July 12, 2010 at 12:51pm
Judy, we must have been there on a good day then. Our boat was less than half full, maybe 30 people. There was no problem getting a spot on the bow at all. As I said in the report, I wasn't expecting to like the place but I was wrong. The falls are definitely a place to see. We did have ice cream someplace there, but the name escapes me. Pretty good too.
Comment by Judy Hammond on July 12, 2010 at 11:50am
Barbara is absolutely right. A visit to Niagara Falls is worth it!! I love the Maid of the Mist. Okay, so you'll feel a bit like cattle being herded on to the boat in your blue rain ponchos but the ride is worth it. The boat goes right up to the base of the falls. Stand in the bow if it's a hot day and get cooled off by the falls' spray. One of my fave ice cream places is in Niagara Falls too- Italian Ice Cream on Victoria Ave. Best homemade gelato this side of the Atlantic!!



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