Category: Travel Tips

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…

5 Travel Tips to Navigate the New Dual Canadian Citizen Entry Passport Rules

If you’re a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship, you can now only fly into the country if you have a valid Canadian passport. This is a recent change as of November 10, 2016. Let’s say you have dual citizenship in Canada and the United Kingdom. Previously, you may have been able to fly to Canada…

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, vaccination and COVID-19 testing documents to enter the U.S. and to re-enter Canada: For current U.S….

How to Protect Yourself from 2 Common Vacation Scams

As the weather gets colder in Canada, the number of vacation scams heat up. With more people longing for winter travel getaways, fraudsters have more potential victims to target. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) issued a warning bulletin (link to the PDF) outlining two of the most common vacation scams targeting Canadians at this time…

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…

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…

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…

Top 8 Travel Tips for Europe

Are you looking to fly away to France, escape to England, or indulge in Italy? Before you leave Canada, there are some things you should do to ensure your safety while traveling in Europe and to enjoy your time there without worry. Read below for our top 8 travel tips for Canadians traveling to Europe….