Category: Travel Tips

Tips for Travelling During Hurricane Season

Travelling to the Caribbean and U.S. Gulf Coast during the summer and early fall can mean taking advantage of off-peak rates to popular destinations. But, with hurricane season lasting from early June until the end of November, there’s the potential that your holiday could see anything from a little bit of drizzle to a major…

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New Air Passenger Protection Regulations are Here – learn what they mean for you!

Big changes are here for airline passengers in Canada. In 2019, the federal government rolled out the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR), which apply to flights to, from and within Canada. As of September 8, 2022, the protections are being expanded. Until now, the APPR required refunds to be provided for flight disruptions within the control of…

5 Travel Tips to Prepare You for Traveling Abroad

  Traveling should always be a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately, unexpected problems may occur, and pitfalls can await the unprepared. Having a happy holiday involves doing your homework and taking some precautions before you embark. Ontario’s travel industry is regulated for consumer protection, which is why it’s important to book with a TICO registered travel agency…

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4 Travel Tips for Purchasing Last-Minute Cruise Deals

If you search online for cruise deals, you’ll be sure to see all kinds of ads like this: “Once-in-a-lifetime cruises at low prices.” If you’re a savvy traveler, there are plenty of amazing deals on cruise vacations floating around. You’ll get to enjoy top-notch service, accommodation, dining, onboard activities and entertainment while enjoying each stop…

3 Ways to Tell if a Home-Based Travel Agency is Registered

Travel is a global industry and like many other global industries, the trend of working out of home and being mobile has crossed over in a big way. In Ontario, the travel industry has experienced a dramatic increase in home-based travel agencies and travel counselors working as outside sales representatives on behalf of travel agencies….

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7 Tips to Avoid a Travel Scam When Buying Airline Tickets Online

To avoid turning the delight of “what a great price!” into dismay, one of the simplest ways to protect yourself online is by always booking with a TICO registered booking website.    All Ontario online travel retailers are required to display their TICO registration number on their websites. It’s the law.  Don’t forfeit the consumer…

Travel Tips for Crossing the Canadian/U.S. Land Border

Check out these travel tips, handy apps and websites to ensure you have all the correct documentation and information to reduce your wait times at the border: 1. Know before you go Make sure you have the correct travel documents to enter the U.S. and to re-enter Canada: For current U.S. entry requirements, click here….

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Traveling Solo? 9 Travel Safety Tips to Stay Safe

There are plenty of perks to traveling alone. You can do what you like, see what you want, and go anywhere that interests you without having to worry about the whims of your travel companion. Traveling is usually safe, but it’s always important to be alert and aware of your surroundings. You want to be…

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Destination Wedding Cancelled? 4 Travel Tips to Avoid Paying More to Still Go

Unfortunately, it happens. The destination wedding you were looking forward to gets cancelled. While you feel sorry about the couple’s change of heart, you or some of the other guests or family members in your group may still want to go to the destination regardless, especially if you’ve booked time off work or if it’s…

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8 Backpacking Travel Tips for Students

Planning to head off on a backpacking trip? In the lead up to your next big adventure, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the pre-trip excitement which can cause you to forget and miss even the most obvious things. Some basic backpacking tips can go a long way to ensuring that you…