Air Canada direct Toronto to Copenhagen from June 24 onwards!

Air Canada announced it will launch daily service between Toronto and Copenhagen next summer. Besides Copenhagen, AC has now announced long-haul service to three other new, major international destinations: Athens, Barcelona and Brussels (via Montreal). They consider the addition of Copenhagen next summer strategically … Continue reading

Finnair Toronto summer flights 5 times a week!

NEW YORK (November 12, 2009) – Finnair, the national carrier of Finland, will operate five non-stop flights per week between Toronto and Helsinki starting June 6, 2010. Finnair will offer all-economy class flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, … Continue reading

Conquest Vacations crashes: another operator gone from Canadian market

After 37 years in business, Conquest Vacations announced today that is has ceased “its tour operations effective immediately.” The announcement, posted on Conquest’s web site, directs consumers who have paid with cash or cheque to contact their travel agent for … Continue reading

Estonia saves Estonian Air – for now anyway!

Estonia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications announced on Feb 26th, that the Estonian state has injected EEK 38.8 million (EUR 2.5 million) into the national carrier Estonian Air. According to the statement the decision was made because the government is keen … Continue reading

Visa Freedom to USA for the Baltics? Say hi to ESTA!

In November 2008 a few more countries, including Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were grated the long-awaited visa freedom to the United States of America. This “freedom” is really a Visa Waiver Program. At this time citizens of Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, … Continue reading

TICO: The watchdog protecting Ontario travelers

For the past several months TICO’s Consumer Awareness Campaign has been informing Ontario’s travelling public about TICO and the benefits of purchasing travel services from TICO registered travel agencies.The Ontario Travel Industry Compensation Fund is governed by Ontario Regulation 26/05 … Continue reading

Barbados Deal: Save 30% off rates at the Crane Resort!

Set on the world-famous Crane Beach, overlooking a perfect azure blue sea, is the Caribbean’s first resort hotel, The Crane. Built in 1887 and fully restored and expanded in the 20th century, this truly unique property combines elegance, old-world charm … Continue reading

Barbados: Yellow for the Sand, Blue for the Sky and the Sea

Yellow for the Sand, Blue for the Sky and the Sea… These are the colors of Barbados! It is THE place for sophisticated sun-seekers who want their Caribbean vacation to be more than just a daily swim in the pool! A charismatic island … Continue reading

History Meets Hospitality: Estonian Manor House Hotels

ä Grand Suite at the Kalvi Castle Hotel In Estonia there are hundreds of outstanding well-preserved historical mansions, some with a history dating back to the 14th century. Estonians are proud of their historical heritage and manor houses definitely are … Continue reading

Tallinn named Most Romantic City in Nordic and Baltic region

Tallinn had a proud moment last week when it came first among 14 cities in Scandinavia and the Baltics in an international tourism survey conducted by the Scandinavian Innovation Centre Norden. The survey interviewed more than 5,000 tourists who had visited Copenhagen, Arhus, … Continue reading

Jardines del Rey: The “Cuban Keys” on the rise

Jardines del Rey or the “Cuban Keys” consists of several tiny islands off Cuba’s Atlantic coast, about 250 miles (450 km) from Havana. The islands include Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Paredón Grande, Cayo Romano, Cayo Guajaba, Cayo Sabinal, Cayo … Continue reading

Dubai Atlantis Resort opening: Party during the Plague?

On November 20th the world saw the opening of Sol Kerzner’s brand new Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The South African hotel magnate and chairman of Kerzner International did it again! His previously best known accomplishments include the hugely successful Atlantis, Paradise … Continue reading