Three Winnipeg hotels have been named among Canada’s best places to stay, according to travel website Hotel-Addict.com.
The website ranked the country’s 50 best hotels, as chosen by a team of experienced travel writers and editors.
Manitoba has designated seven new Star Attractions to support through a range of marketing materials meant to boost visits to each destination.
The Star Attractions program has 63 tourist attractions under its belt and helps visitors navigate their whereabouts through highway directional signage.
As spring break approaches, Manitobans are being reminded to purchase travel health insurance if their vacation plans will take them outside of the province.
Other provinces often don’t charge the same rate for care as Manitoba, leaving a gap to where the patient is responsible to pay the difference. An unexpected ride in an ambulance also isn’t usually covered.
Winnipeg-based travel and food writer Kathryne Grisim is continuing to share her experience this past December by trekking her family down to Mesa, Arizona and staying at an Airbnb property.
“The kitchen, oh the kitchen! It was furnished with every single small appliance you could think of including a movie theatre style popcorn maker, George Foreman grill, crockpot and waffle maker,” Grisim writes.
WINNIPEG — Airbnbs are now garnering serious consideration when making holiday plans. Booking a multi-bedroom house and sharing the cost, may prove more affordable than staying in a handful of hotel rooms. Airbnbs sometime provide extra benefits and more common space too. Such was the case for Winnipeg-based travel and food writer Kathryne Grisim of Food Musings when her multi-generation family travelled to Mesa, Arizona for a family wedding recently.
“When we heard about the family wedding that was to be held in Phoenix just after Christmas, we were all very excited about making the trip.”
By Shel Zolkewich (@shelzolkewich)
While posh Mexican all-inclusive resorts definitely have their appeal, it’s the small towns and far-flung villages that hold the promise of the real Mexico for so many travellers. On the eastern shoreline of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and just 40 kilometres south of bustling Cancun is Puerto Morelos, with a population of under 10,000, that delivers the real deal.
By Roger Currie
This past week saw what can only be described as a soft launch of a new no-frills airline called NewLeaf. Partnering with a regional carrier based in Kelowna, NewLeaf will service a handful of smaller Canadian airports, including Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon and Hamilton. Hands up if you didn’t know there was a Hamilton airport?
They are advertising one way tickets for as little as $89, but they’re carefully avoiding the word discount. Truth is that $89 could easily end up costing twice that much when you add in all the other charges that can quickly be tacked on. It’s called drip pricing, and NewLeaf is merely following the example of many other airlines who have flown before them.