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GOOD NEIGHBOURS

Vacationing Canadians help wildfire victims
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19 NOV 2018: A British Columbia couple's getaway to northern California has turned into a mission to help people fleeing deadly and destructive wildfires. Destinee and Paul Klyne of Penticton had planned a peaceful holiday in Paradise, Calif., but flames destroyed their Airbnb and much of the community before their arrival. They decided to go ahead with the trip anyway, channelling their vacation funds into relief for exhausted evacuees. MORE

WHY COLOMBIA

By JUDI LEES
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19 NOV 2018: Time and again I was asked why I had chosen Colombia for a holiday. My answer then was the allure of reading Pulitzer Prize novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez and that I had been mesmerized by the moody shots of Cartagena in the film based on ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’. MORE

THE AIR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Canada establishes a research centre
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19 NOV 2018:  Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has announced the launch of a new Centre for Air Travel Research. The new centre, managed by the National Research Council of Canada, is the world's first and only facility to study the air travel experience from start to finish - from check-in to terminal, to security, boarding, flying, and deplaning. MORE

CANADIAN FATALITY

Passenger dies after Fly Jamaica crash
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19 NOV 2018: A Canadian citizen who was aboard a plane that crashed through a fence at Guyana's main international airport has died. A spokesperson for Global Affairs said the agency was providing consular assistance to the family, and noted that officials are in touch with local authorities to gather more information. MORE

THIRD QUARTER IS A CHARM

Airbnb is enjoying global success
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19 NOV 2018: Airbnb had its best quarter ever, even as cities across the US have started clamping down on the short-term rental market. Revenue during the third quarter breezed past the US $1 billion level as guest reservations boomed internationally in places like Beijing, Mexico City and Birmingham, England. MORE

THERE WONT BE ANYTHING STUFFY

About meals on Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady
By WALLACE IMMEN
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19 NOV 2018: Think Razzle Dazzle and Drag Brunches. Virgin Voyages’ approach to food will be as brash as the line’s founder, Sir Richard Branson. “There’s a Virgin twist on everything you’ll see aboard the Scarlet Lady, which means there won’t be stuffy formalities, boring buffets and no main dining rooms,” he said as the company revealed its line-up of on-board restaurants on the ship, due in 2020. MORE

ROUND UP

Nov. 12-16, 2018
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19 NOV 2018: In case you missed it, and even if you didn’t, here’s a quick look at some of last week’s need-to-know travel news: MORE
In case you missed yesterday (or last week)... here is a selection of recent stories:

PLANE CRASH IN NEWFOUNDLAND

51 people aboard, no injuries reported
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16 NOV 2018: PAL Airlines Flight 1922 was en route from Wabush, N.L., to Deer Lake carrying 47 passengers and four crew when it crash-landed at the Stephenville airport after encountering issues with its nose landing gear. There were no injuries. MORE

POSSIBLE HOMICIDE ON CRUISE

Investigation underway on Royal Princess
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16 NOV 2018: As it neared Aruba, an American woman fell to her death from an upper deck of the Royal Princess.  She landed on a lifeboat aboard the 3,600-passenger ship.  News reports in Aruba said the fall was the result of a struggle with a man seen choking her.   MORE

SABRE TO BUY FARELOGIX

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16 NOV 2018: Sabre has announced an agreement to buy airfare solutions company Farelogix for a reported US $360 million. Sabre said the deal will help speed up its 'end-to-end NDC-enabled retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions'. MORE

70 YEARS

The Bahamas celebrates partnership with Air Canada
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16 NOV 2018: Air Canada first flew to The Islands of The Bahamas on December 2, 1948 and to this day provides scheduled daily service to Nassau. That’s a cool 70 years.   MORE

EEWW. YUCK.

Hotels apologize in China after video shows how they clean
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16 NOV 2018: At least four major international hotel chains apologized Thursday after hidden camera video of their room cleaning practices in China was posted online. The video shows cleaners wiping cups and sinks with dirty towels and sponges. Some use the same towel to wipe the toilet seat. MORE

GET OUTTA HERE

Kauai skydivers jump after pilot reports mechanical issue
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16 NOV 2018: The pilot of a skydiving plane made an emergency landing on Kauai after telling the two pairs of tandem parachutists to jump out, authorities said. The plane's operator Skydive Kauai issued a mayday call Monday morning after the pilot reported mechanical issues at 4,000 feet (1,219 metres) above Hanapepe, the Kauai Fire Department said. MORE

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz
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16 NOV 2018: This is the music I grew up on. Getz, Brubeck, Baker, Mulligan. But this particular song is from an album simply called Getz/Gilberto and features Joao Gilberto’s wife, Astrud, singing The Girl from Ipanema. It’s a classic and I have owned this album through the years as an LP, an 8-track, a cassette, a CD, it was on my Ipod and is now on my iphone and ipad. It was first issued in 1963 (hold the age jokes). MORE
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