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Alberta Hotel and Lodging Assoc. Update

Dave Kaiser, President and CEO of the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association gives an up date on how the hotels in Alberta have been coping with the COVID19 pandemic and what guests can expect when they check in at a hotel in the next few weeks.

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Top 10 Staycation and Local Travel Ideas

What is a Staycation? It’s like a vacation but sticking around your local area code. It could be as close as your backyard, or as far as the outskirts of town, but it focuses on staying in the local area. ‘Local Travel’ will get you out of the house and support your city’s small businesses at the same time, it’s a win/win.  Here are the top 10 ways to have an awesome Staycation, all while supporting the local businesses that need your help.

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Hiking Tips and Ideas

Travel writer and Author Leigh McAdam offers up some local hiking ideas in Alberta, plus some general tips to help beginners and advanced hikers enjoy a day in the outdoors. 

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (May 17/20)

Unlearn: The Year The Earth Stood Still

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the global travel industry to a standstill and it is unlikely to ever be the same again. Two months into the pandemic, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bruce Poon Tip, has responded with his first instabook, a free, short e-book titled Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still. 

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87% of air travelers are unaware of the rights they have when they fly. AirHelp is here to change that. They'll tell you if you're entitled to compensation, and help you get it - no matter where in the world you're traveling.

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13 Canada Road Trips That Will Blow Your Mind

As the world opens up again to travel many people are looking to hit the road for a local or domestic drive vacation. Must Do Canada has come up with a few ideas from their list of some of the best road trips in Canada.

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Planning Travel Amid COVID-19

Travel Expert and Author Russell Hannon offers some ideas on where to find deals and travel options when planning your next vacation after COVID19.

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (May 3/20)

Views of COVID 19

In a time when our personal worlds have shrunk and we remain at home as much as possible, we wonder what are others experiencing? Travel Writer Sue Slaght shares a series on views of COVID 19, featuring friends, writers, photographers and acquaintances from around the world.

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How Hotels Are Preparing to Re-open Post COVID19

Taylor Cole, host of Hotel Hunt TV discusses how hotels are preparing to re-launch, what they need to do to gain visitor confidence and what hotel stays may look like after the COVID Pandemic

is over.

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Cinco de Mayo and Puebla, Mexico

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory over French forces on May 5, 1862,​ at the Battle of Puebla. It is often mistakenly thought to be Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16. Travel Writer Paula Worthington discusses the history and traditions behind the celebration.

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Anna Jarvis Museum, Grafton. WV

Birthplace of the Founder of Mother’s Day, this house was the first field headquarters of General George McClellan. The house serves as a museum to Anna Jarvis with one room devoted to McClellan memorabilia.

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St Lucia Inspires

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) through its website and Facebook platform @travelSaintLucia  take viewers and readers on a topical, informative and entertaining destination experience through its new blog series “Saint Lucia Inspires”.

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (April 26/20)

Travel Quizzes From Smarter Travel

The folks from have come up with a few fun travel quizzes to learn about different aspects of your travel personality and knowledge. Follow along as I find out "How Adventurous A Traveler I Am".

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COVID19's Affect On Sports Travel

Sports Journalist Dave Rowe shares some insight into the relationship between sports and travel and how the COVID19 Pandemic has affecting the sporting world and the sporting events people travel to experience and enjoy.

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Virtual Germany

Now is the time to experience and enjoy the very best of Germany. While travel is on hold, why not indulge yourself with all things German – from the comfort of your own home. Who says you can’t “dream now and visit later”?

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (April 19/20)

Top 5 Ways to Escape When You Can’t Travel

Many of us are struggling with the travel blues right now, as we long to be in places we can’t visit. Travel Writer and Author Angie Cavallari offers some tips to help you beat those travel blues with five tips to escape when you can’t travel.

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (April 12/20)

Samaritan's Purse in Italy


 Samaritan's Purse is ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. Their 14-tent unit is set up adjacent to the Cremona Hospital in Italy in order to treat an overflow of coronavirus patients. They made two airlifts to Italy in order to deliver the hospital supplies, and a large Disaster Assistance Response Team.

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Where Do Airlines Park Their Jets During COVID19

Reid Fiest, Manager of External Communications and Media Relations for the Calgary Airport Authority answers the question of where airlines are parking their aircraft and other issues airports are facing during the COVID19 Pandemic.

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Cruising After COVID19

The Cruise Guru, David Yeskel joins us to discuss the future of cruising once the COVID19 Pandemic subsides and what taking a cruise might be like.

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Looking Past This Crisis - The Future State of Travel

It is quite difficult to see past the crisis of now, in any situation. Fear has gripped the world and the travel industry is on the front line of the response as well as bearing the brunt of the economic downturn. Clayton Reid, CEO of MMGY Global discusses how the travel industry will recover.

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Parks Canada's Temporary Closures

As of March 25, 2020, Parks Canada temporarily suspended all motor vehicle access by visitors at all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas  All visitor services remain suspended and all visitor facilities remain closed. Ed Jager, Director of Visitor Experience for Parks Canada explains what that means for you.

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Titanic Belfast

April 15, 2020 marked the 108th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. 

In honor of that tragic event we visit the Titanic Belfast, the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way. Uncovering the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

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The Azamara Pursuit: A Journey to Remember

On March 2nd, 2020, the Azamara Pursuit set sail from Buenos Aires for a 21-day cruise scheduled to explore destinations throughout Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, before concluding in Peru. However, the COVID-19 pandemic changed those plans. Ron & Deb Taylor were passengers onboard and Ron shares his experience.

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Bird Watching 101

Watching birds can be done anywhere – even in urban environments and has big health benefits. You can bird watch from your window if you’re stuck inside or you can take it on the road with your next trip. Travel Writer Carol Patterson offers up some tips on how to up your birdwatching game.

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Informed Traveler SEG 1 (March 29/20)

Cancellations, Refunds, & Future Travel Credits

Travel Consultant Ken Stewart from Crowfoot Travel Solutions offers up some advice about vacation cancellations, refunds and future travel credits during the COVID19 Pandemic.

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Using Your Travel Rewards To Help During These Tough Financial Times

For the short term you may want to look at a shift from travel to cash, cash equivalents like gift cards or even merchandise. Rewards Canada founder Patrick Sojka explains how it can be done.

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SafariLIVE is an award-winning, expert hosted LIVE safari, broadcast directly from the African wilderness into your home.

Available on both the internet and television, this show enables you to interact with an expert game ranger in real-time.

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