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Top Destination Travel News From April

April 29, 2024

The biggest destination headlines from April include new record-breaking projections and visitor numbers for destinations across the globe, creative ways that destinations are combatting overtourism, and new information on cruise tourism’s growing popularity from Asia to South America. Curious to catch up on the stories you might’ve missed in April?

Unveiling the Travel Preferences of Gen Zs and Millennials in Asia Pacific

April 27, 2024

A survey by Marriott Bonvoy, the award-winning travel program of Marriott International, has found that a majority of Gen Zs and Millennials in Asia Pacific excluding China (APEC) prefer the simplicity of belonging to one comprehensive loyalty travel program.

Travelling this spring? How to save money on your next trip

March 12, 2024

As March break kicks off in parts of Canada, hundreds of thousands of Canadians are set to hit the roads and airports this week in one of the busiest travel times of the year.

At Toronto Pearson International Airport, up to 140,000 travellers are expected to pass through every day this week and nearly 1,000 flights will take off and land on peak days, according to the airport.

Traveling this summer? Here’s how to survive ‘Airmageddon’ 2023

July 31, 2023

Travel is officially back this summer — and along with it, all the high prices and headaches that make it unbearable. “Travel is chaotic this summer,” says Sasha Gainullin, CEO of the travel insurance company battleface. “And travelers are looking for ways to handle the chaos.” Fortunately, there are some new expert summer travel survival strategies that can help you get through it.

7 hidden fees you may encounter when traveling

July 30, 2023

Budgeting for a vacation requires crunching numbers and seeing how much wiggle room your expenses have. But when it’s time to hit checkout on that flight or hotel reservation, you may be surprised when the final total is way higher than when you were booking.

Hold up, what? Enter junk fees, also known as hidden fees.

These Trends Will Define How We Travel in 2023

February 7, 2023

When we look at 2023, several factors will shape how we travel this year. Of course, there’s the economy and concerns about a possible recession. Add to that the rising cost of, well, just about everything due to inflation, and travelers are keeping closer tabs on their spending. But financial concerns aside, consumer surveys indicate that after nearly three years of being hampered by the pandemic, travelers aren’t holding back and are planning and booking trips with a vengeance this year.

This destination will soon become the most visited country in the world

February 7, 2023

According to the report, the number of international arrivals is expected to grow annually by 12.1% between 2022 and 2025. As a result, France will see 93.7 million tourists by 2025, making it the most visited country. Spain is also expected to continue to draw travellers (about 12.2% more between 2022 and 2025) and will likely see 89.5 million visitors. One of the bigger advantages for tourists in France is its accessibility to other regions. “Travel between major cities in both France and Spain is relatively easy, with high-speed trains connecting most major cities,” states the report.

These Are the Top Travel Destinations of 2023

October 26, 2022

As the world opens up, there is no limit to the list of destinations that you can travel to. Rather, an abundance of options means that making a choice is more difficult. To help you make a decision, National Geographic has released its 2023 list of top travel destinations. The list is divided into five categories, and this year, it focuses on respecting people and cultures, as well as land and its conservation, according to CNN.

Alberta named a top travel destination for 2023 by National Geographic

October 26, 2022

“These destinations for 2023 are under the radar, ahead of the curve, and ready for you to start exploring,” the magazine touted.

Alberta was listed under the community category, with National Geographic saying visitors can “experience how long-held traditions and contemporary perspectives intersect, with Indigenous tourism outfitters in Alberta, Canada.”

5 Things International Travelers Forget to Pack

October 26, 2022

Have you ever taken a trip abroad, only to utter the infamous words, “Oh no, I forgot to pack…” soon after arriving at the destination hotel? If so, you are not alone. Many international vacationers do the same thing every year, even after spending long hours planning all the minute details of their long-awaited journeys. Of course, everyone has their own list of items they tend to fail to pack, but a few usual suspects tend to top the list of most frequently forgotten items.

European Travel Will Not Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels Until 2024

November 10, 2021

Even though European travel demand has recently increased due to the high vaccination rates, volumes are still far compared to the pre-pandemic period and are not expected to reach the latter until 2024.

Such conclusions have been reached through the European and Tourism Trends and Prospects quarterly report conducted by the European Travel Commission (ETC), which analyzes the impact of the current COVID-19 situation in the travel and tourism sector.

Canada could consider scrapping the pricey COVID-19 PCR test for travellers

November 8, 2021

As the U.S. reopens its land border, some experts say the Canadian government should consider scrapping its costly COVID-19 PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travellers — particularly for short cross-border trips. Instead, they suggest Ottawa could look at using the less expensive, faster and more convenient antigen tests, which are used to screen travellers in the U.S., but are also less reliable.