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

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

Transat Holidays promotes Mediterranean: Italy, Spain and Greece

Transat Holidays has launched its new Italy, Spain, Greece 2009-2110 brochure, devoted to vacation packages to the Mediterranean basin. New for next year are direct weekly flights from Toronto to Rome (starting May 9th), Venice (May 8th) and Milan (May … Continue reading

Non-stop from Toronto to the Land of Fire & Ice

Fire and Ice…? Where else could that be other than Iceland! Take advantage of the fall fares and take on a very cool adventure to one of the hottest new destinations! It is the country offering the minimum in human activity and the maximum in endless landscapes and natural wonders. But hurry, the direct Toronto-Reykjavik flights operate only until 25 Oct this season. During

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Sleeping in the sand castle…

Yes, you read it right… The the world’s largest and only sand castle hotel made entirely of sand was built to Weymouth beach in Dorset, UK.

Everything is there – except closet space and of course toilet and shower facilities. The beds and all other “furniture” is made of sand and only sand. One word of warning, the sand does get everywhere, and it is a

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Living at the airport…

I am sure quite a few of you have seen the movie “The Terminal” – where Tom Hanks had get comfortable and survive at an airport terminal. But this scenario is not so far-fetched: recently it became news that a 48-year old German woman known as “Bettina” lived at the Palma de Mallorca airport with her 3 suitcases, a blanket, a pile

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