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Seoul: The Shopaholic’s Guide
Dec 3, 2014
Seoul is a shopper's paradise. It hosts luxury brands, the latest in international and domestic fashion, cosmetics, souvenirs and other oddities unique to Korea. Those who have a serious knack for shopping will not want for choice in Seoul, but the problem lies in where to start. So where should...
Britain: Christmas Shopping in London
Dec 3, 2014
Although a wonderful place for shopping all year round, during the Christmas season London comes alive with a festive air and illuminated grandeur all its own. With thousands of shops and hundreds of markets all rolling out their best goods for the holiday season, shoppers in London will be...
Melbourne by Phone: The Smart Way to See the Town
Jul 18, 2014
A trip to Australia, including Melbourne, is always a major undertaking. From many places in the world, it spells for a 20+ hour plane ride. Instead of trying to sleep all that time away, use it to study up on what to do within the city and the best way...
Stockholm: The Luxury Guide
Jul 17, 2014
After Sweden's induction into the European Union in 1995 and the swift IT boom of the late 90's, the country's capital of Stockholm emerged from its cold, Nordic shadow and became a truly international city. The city is something of a wonder in and of itself, being hailed the "Venice...
Vancouver: The Luxury Guide
Jul 10, 2014
In what is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, Vancouver lures in visitors with its cosmopolitan flair, multicultural vitality, and the abundance of natural beauty surrounding the city. The city is ringed by forested mountains which taper off into sandy beaches that create a stunning natural backdrop...
Luxury Guide to Dallas
Jul 1, 2014
While Austin may be the capital of Texas, it is Dallas that embodies visitor's impressions of the state, where everything is bigger and bolder. Dallas, or "The Big D," is a glittering oasis of towering skyscrapers that juts out from the vast Texan prairie. While Dallas offers the quintessential Lonestar...
Tokyo - The Luxury Guide
Jun 30, 2014
Between Tokyo's kaleidoscopic lights and the 13 million people that live, work and play in the city, it can be a little daunting to visitors. Tokyo's maze of neighborhoods offers up everything from the serene cherry blossom groves and temples from traditional Japan to the inventively modern bullet trains and...
Edmonton – Exploring West Edmonton Mall
Jun 18, 2014
What do you look for when planning a day of fun? Rides… check; food… check; movies… check; hotel… check. It looks like the West Edmonton Mall has everything you’ll need to have a day or two of adventure – and it’s all under one roof! Tonnes Of Fun With 24 rides and play...
Paris – Lingerie Shopping
Jun 18, 2014
From the old-fashioned corstieres to tiny boudoirs, every quarter of Paris has at very least one lingerie boutique. The city has maintained a long tradition of silk and lace by placing quality above anything else. So, where can shoppers go to see what is underneath it all in Paris?
Paris By Phone – The Smart Way To See The Town
May 30, 2014
Paris is on the bucket list of most world travellers. Many harbour hopes of wandering the idyllic city streets and basking in the beautiful architecture before stopping at a quaint cafe to enjoy a croissant. In these idle day dreams, Paris is a simple place, but in reality it is quite...
Philadelphia – The Luxury Guide
May 29, 2014
Philadelphia still remains that same old City of Brotherly Love, but it has been on an upward trend of development recently. New beautiful places are springing up all over the place, it’s undergoing an impressive culinary renaissance, and there is something of a colonial cultural revival going on. As the...
Seattle By Phone – The Smart Way To See The Town
May 23, 2014
From the lingering smell of teen spirit from the grunge bands of the 90s’ to the fragrant aroma of fresh brewed coffee, there is a lot to find interesting about Seattle. Here are our favourite apps to help you make the most of the city... Seattle Map The Seattle Map app taps...
Hanoi – The Luxury Guide
May 22, 2014
Hanoi isn't one of those cities that people often think of when it comes to a luxurious stay. However, from the beautiful architecture of the French Quarter to the endless coastline and strong culinary traditions, there is a lot to see and do in the city. And although Hanoi is...
Brisbane – The Luxury Guide
May 15, 2014
Brisbane was founded in 1824 as a penal colony – but oh how the times have changed! After Brisbane abandoned its reputation as a penal colony, Brisbane was, for many years, just considered a big old country town. However, the streets and glittering skyscrapers that now mark the city's booming business...
Montreal By Phone – The Smart Way To See The Town
May 9, 2014
Montreal is a city that favours grace and elegance; a city where the past and the present mesh on a daily basis. Because of its beautiful Old World charm and European style, it has often been referred to as the 'Paris across the Sea’. While the city is classical, it is...
Boston – The Luxury Guide
May 8, 2014
Boston is a town of dualities. It has fully embraced all things modern without letting go of its colonial past. Modern skyscrapers are nestled next to historic hotels, while rich marketplaces line the cobblestone streets. Boston – or Beantown – has all that beautiful New England charm without sacrificing the...
Venice By Phone –The Smart Way To See The Town
Apr 25, 2014
Most visitors to Venice find themselves lost in the endless labyrinth of islands, bridges and canals. In order to see the best of the city, visitors are going to need a little help. Luckily, there is an app for that. There is an app for just about everything in Venice,
Carcassonne - Castle On The Hill
Apr 19, 2014
Since the pre-Roman period, a fortified settlement has existed on the hills where the town of Carcassonne now stands. The castle served as the stage in the 13th century for the brief, but bloody Albigensian Crusade in which Templar Knights slaughtered an excommunicated Christian sect known as the Cathars. Not...
Nicaragua – Lovely Leon
Apr 18, 2014
Founded in 1524 by Spanish conquistadores, Leon is a colonial town in the western part of Nicaragua, filled with awe-inspiring architecture and a lazy, laid-back culture. Don’t let the sleepy exterior fool you though; Leon is sparkling with culture, art and an exciting nightlife. This is one of those towns...
Johannesburg By Phone – The Smart Way To See The Town
Apr 18, 2014
From great walks around the city, eclectic shopping and an ever growing food scene there is an app for everything in the City of Gold... <20MB Johannesburg Maps <20MB Johannesburg Maps is a complete series of maps for the city of Johannesburg's various districts, and they are all of under 20MB in...
San Francisco – The Luxury Guide
Mar 20, 2014
With its hilly streets and beautiful houses, San Francisco is consistently voted one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. The ‘City by the Bay’ is full of culture, blending both a bohemian and cosmopolitan experience. Shopping, San Fran Style When it comes to shopping, there are two distinct districts for...
A Flea Spree - Bagging A Bargain At Paris' Flea Markets
Feb 26, 2014
Is there anything more exciting than going to a famed Parisian flea market and digging through some European's unwanted possessions? The answer is no, there isn't. The flea markets in Paris - or as they are locally known, the Mache aux Puces have been a beloved part of Parisian...
Northern Exposure - Discover Historic Towns & High Tech Festivals In North Florida
Feb 15, 2014
From Pensacola’s vibrant street life, to swimming with manatees on the nature coast, northern Florida blends history with nature – and then adds a good-old-fashioned dash of Southern-style hospitality for good measure...
Where Arts Meet Nature - South Florida Is The Place To Experience Arts, Culture & The Great Outdoors
Feb 14, 2014
Think South Florida and you think Miami, of course. Red-hot nightlife, world-class performing arts, superb shopping – the city is hot, hot, hot. But there is much more to discover. Like the Fort Myers Film festival, or Bradenton’s Village of the Arts...
The Centre Of Attention - From Light Speed to Laid Back, Central Florida Has A Pace For Every Personality
Feb 12, 2014
Sure there are beaches in Central Florida. Lots of them, with miles of white sand and perfect blue waters. But there are also theme parks galore with rides that will get your heart pumping and artistic endeavours that will touch your soul. There is fine dining, cosmic adventure and off-road...
The Luxury Guide - Rome, Italy
Feb 6, 2014
Each year millions of visitors from around the world flock to the Eternal City of Rome. Although ancient landmarks like the Coliseum and the Vatican grace the skyline, below is a city that has found a balance between preserving the past and embracing modern trends in food, fashion and luxury...
The Luxury Travel Guide - Sydney, Australia
Jan 30, 2014
Sydney is a glittering playground of sandstone wearing a skirt of white sand beaches. While many visitors choose to indulge in the sea and the sport that everyone in Australia is so fond of, Sydney has grown into one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities - a multicultural hub that...
The Luxury Travel Guide - Belfast, Ireland
Jan 28, 2014
Belfast is the gem of Northern Ireland, with a magical mix of classic Irish charm and modern flair. Historically, Belfast...
Berlin’s Bikini Is On The Rise! - New Life Is Breathed Into City’s Architectural Icon
Jan 21, 2014
Bikini Berlin reopens this spring, giving fashion designers and restaurateurs a shiny new platform upon which to present their innovative ideas...
The Top 10 - Tourism Ireland Has 10 Great Reasons To Visit The Emerald Isle This Winter
Jan 3, 2014
The winter weather in Ireland is crisp, cool and cozy. Is there any more satisfying winter pastime than crunching copper leaves? Get stomping at Mount Usher Gardens in Wicklow, Huntington Castles Yew Tree Walk in Carlow or under the intertwined Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, County Antrim...
Walking In A Winter Wonderland - A Christmas Stroll Through Lucerne
Dec 14, 2013
Nestling cozily in the Swiss Alps, no other town quite exemplifies the Christmas spirit like Lucerne. With its massive Christmas markets and decorated pine trees, this picturesque Swiss town comes alive during the month of December...
Santa’s Little Techy - Hi-Tech Travel Gifts
Dec 13, 2013
Travelling and tech go hand in hand these days. Every traveller needs, at very least, something to help while away the hours during a layover in ‘nowheresville’. These little tech toys make the perfect gift for the travel enthusiast this Christmas, no matter what sort of adventuring they are into...
Calling All Shopaholics - Malyasia’s Year-End Sale Is Back
Dec 10, 2013
From trendy malls to open-air markets, Malaysia is a fabulous destination for holiday shopping. And the good news is that the ‘1Malaysia Year-End Sale (1MYES) is back – bigger and better than ever before...
Windy City Windows - Christmas Shopping, Chicago Style
Dec 7, 2013
Whether you prefer vintage finds or outlet discounts, boutique-style gems or unique home items, everyone has their own holiday shopping habits, and many involve steering clear of downtown shopping crowds. And whereas Chicago has plenty of shopping hotspots on its famed Magnificent Mile, here are some of our favourite –...
World Report - 10 Great Reasons To Visit The Emerald Isle This Winter
Nov 30, 2013
The winter weather in Ireland is crisp, cool and cozy. Is there any more satisfying winter pastime than crunching copper leaves? Get stomping at Mount Usher Gardens in Wicklow, Huntington Castles Yew Tree Walk in Carlow or under the intertwined Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, County Antrim...
A Brilliant Borough – The Bronx
Nov 18, 2013
With its fabulous shops, authentic Italian dining and some of the New York City’s most prominent cultural institutions, a visit to the Bronx can be a refreshingly authentic alternative to the tourist sites of Manhattan...
World Report - August 2013
Sep 16, 2013
Orlando Treats Agents Visit Orlando’s annual savings program for hospitality and tourism industry employees, Global Hospitality Days, runs through September 30. “Hospitality...
Fabulous And Free - Don't Spend A Dime In San Diego
Aug 9, 2013
Having fun during the summer in San Diego doesn't require a lot of money. In fact, many things are absolutely...
'Tis The Season - Summer In The British Virgin Islands Is A Bonanza Of Dream Deals & Super Savings
Jul 9, 2013
Admittedly the majority of sun-seeking visitors arrive in the British Virgin Islands during winter. However, time does not stand still once the high season is over. In fact, summer visitors have the distinct advantage of special packages and summer savings on everything from resort hotels to vacation villas, boutique properties,
It's In The Bag - Duty-Free Shopping Means Cross-Border Commissions
Jun 4, 2013
Open any newspaper and you’ll see there have been big changes on the duty-free shopping landscape for Canadians crossing the U.S.-Canada border. With shopping being one of the top activities enjoyed by travellers heading south, it’s important to stay current on any changes and updates to the regulations.
Pure Mexico - Utopian Villages, Colonial Towns & Butterflies In Michoacan
Jun 1, 2013
You don’t come here for beaches. You come here for Mexican traditions, remarkable craftwork, history from colonial to ancient pre-Hispanic, exquisite architecture, and, if you are a photographer, a slice of pure heaven on earth.
World Report May 2013 - Trade Edition
May 29, 2013
Pink Jeep Tours is offering the Ultimate Grand Canyon Experience Tour that allow guests to climb aboard a state-of-the-art Scenic Airlines touring Vistaliner® and fly over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the majestic Colorado River on their way to the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. Once on the ground...
Bagging Commissions - Sell Shopping Trips Across Canada, In The US & Around The World
May 29, 2013
There are a number of ways you can engage the shopping tourist and the niche shopper – but first we should take a closer look at the personality of each. The shopping tourist always fits in a bout of shopping no matter which country, village, place or destination they’re visiting.
Have You Had A BVeeBVee? - Planning Your Clients' Best BVI Vacation
May 29, 2013
Before we get into planning your client’s BVIBVI (pronounced BVeeBVee – meaning Best Vacation In BVI) we should start with how you might attract your client’s attention and then have them go that one step further and ask you for more information. This attraction is called “the lure”. Yes, just...
Way Beyond Shopping - West Edmonton Mall A Destination Unto Itself
May 29, 2013
West Edmonton Mall is Alberta’s number one tourist destination. It is also the largest shopping mall in Canada and the whole of North America. This shopping and entertainment centre features more than 800 stores and services, nine attractions, over 100 eating establishments, casino, comedy club, dinner theatre, movie theatres and...
Mega Value - The Mills Boasts Plenty Of Value & Plenty Of Fun
May 29, 2013
If you enjoy shopping, then you will love The Mills with its mega outlet, value retail and entertainment offerings. Found in...
Good Buys, Good Works - Washington Square Is Oregon's Place For Shopping & Philanthropy
May 29, 2013
The best part about shopping in Oregon is that there is no sales tax on any purchases at retail shops, restaurants, wineries, breweries, etc.
Retail With A Heart - Simon Malls Match Premium Shopping With Youth Education
May 29, 2013
Simon Malls is the most prominent retail development under the Simon Property Group umbrella. As the largest real estate company in the world, it counts The Mills, Premium Outlets and Community/Lifestyle Center properties as part of its portfolio.
Happy Shopping - Retail Therapy Can Be So Good For You!
May 29, 2013
By B Ang Between you and I, I think most people enjoy shopping (to some extent that even applies to men).
Let's Celebrate - USA Outlet Shopping Festival Comes To Town
May 29, 2013
Shopping and dining are the top tourism activities in America, as tracked by the U.S. Department of Commerce/Office of Travel & Tourism Industries and U.S. Travel Association.
Bargain Alert - Premium Outlets Offers Phenomenal Savings Around The World
May 29, 2013
The secret is out! Bargain hunters worldwide have discovered where to find top designer labels and brands for less money.
Shopper's Paradise - Mercer County, PA Is Where The Savvy Shoppers Spend Their Money
May 29, 2013
No sales tax on clothing and shoes – this is one of the reasons Mercer County, Pennsylvania has become one of the largest, seven-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year bargain destinations in the world.
From Denim To Designer - Macy's Celebrates All Things American
May 29, 2013
The name Macy’s needs no explanation. In 1858, it started out as a small, dry goods store on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Today, it has become one of the largest retailers in the world with over 850 stores and furniture galleries within...
Not Your Average Shopping Centre - Destiny USA Is Eco Friendly & Entertaining
May 29, 2013
Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse, New York is not your average, ordinary shopping centre. Formerly known as the Carousel Center (it was re-branded August 2, 2012), it is the place for the entire family. Spanning some 22.3 hectares, it features more than 260 retail shops and restaurants, plus a whole...
Bellis Fair Just Gets Better - A New Look Complements Great Shopping Deals
May 29, 2013
Lying in the northern corner of the Pacific Northwest about 32 kilometres south of the US/Canada border and 145 kilometres north of Seattle is Bellis Fair. The mall is made up of five major department stores including Target, Macy’s and Macy’s Home Store, and features more than 100 retail shops...
Arts & Crafts - Shopping For Indian Treasures
May 17, 2013
In India the shopping is fabulous. Every region has its specialized crafts and arts, from exotic silks, sparkling gems, and gleaming brassware to colourful cottons, leatherwork, rugs, furniture and pottery. Here’s what to buy and where to buy it.
On The Boardwalk - New Jersey's Boardwalk Towns Are Open For Business
May 7, 2013
    By B Ang   While much of New Jersey and its surrounding areas were inundated with floods caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, the communities of Wildwoods and Atlantic City have escaped relatively unscathed. Attractions reopened days after authorities lifted the mandatory closing order. Most importantly, no damage was sustained to...
Modern-Day Treasure Hunters - 7 Specialty Retail Destinations
Apr 12, 2013
Some cities are well suited to being modern cities, packed with big-box stores and chain restaurants. Some cities, though, hold on to their small-town pasts, their unique sensibilities, or just their quirky identities, with surprising energy. These cities tend to spawn all kinds of shops and markets for the purpose...
Discover America - March Break Deals for Canadians
Apr 2, 2013
    March Break – the time when kids are off from school for a mid-winter holiday – is a time-honoured opportunity for Canadian families to travel together. To quote Helen Keller: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Dare to travel with children and see where the road takes you.
How Bazaar - Shopping On The Streets Of India
Mar 26, 2013
    Fashion tourism in India will vary greatly based on whether you are A) A man, B) A woman, or C) A group with some combination of both. However, when it comes to buying clothing in India, the country is an open bazaar only too eager to accommodate travellers’ taste for...
China's Shopping Centre - Beijing Is A Buyer's Paradise
Mar 7, 2013
Shopping in Beijing can be an exhilarating experience – if you know where to shop. Central Beijing is filled with upscale stores and shopping malls, much like those found in any big city. Shoppers who are looking for a truly unique and adventuresome experience shouldn’t miss Panjiayuan, Beijing’s famous flea...
Ancient Landscape, Modern Living - From Salt Lake City To Soaring Peaks This Is The New Utah
Mar 2, 2013
By Laurie Carter     Canadians whose last experience of Utah was the 2002 Winter Olympics, will be astounded at the changes in Salt Lake City. While the four magnificent ski resorts and in-city venues remain, visitors can now skate on Olympic ice or experience the thrill of the luge for themselves. The iconic...
World Report - January 2013
Feb 28, 2013
  New Fairmont In Dubai The newest addition to the Fairmont portfolio is on the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah, and near to many other man-made record holders like Burj Khalifa, the largest free-standing building in the world. Fairmont The Palm is a spacious development with 381 guestrooms and suites, including two...
Into The Blue - Azure Seas, Sapphire Skies, No Wonder Varadero Is Hot, Hot, Hot
Feb 27, 2013
By Sam Ion   Mention Cuba and most people think Varadero. No wonder – this long narrow peninsula has 20 kilometres of broad, clean, fine white sandy beaches, add the turquoise warm water of the sea and the blue of the sky and it makes a picture, that you’ll want to be...
Northern Shores - From The Emerald Coast To The Historic Coast, Northern Florida Is In A World All Its Own
Jan 31, 2013
  By Graham Templeton   Did you know St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America? It was 500 years ago the Spanish landed and the state of Florida has celebrated ever since. What’s to celebrate up here? How about historic sites, both Spanish and aboriginal? What about miles and miles...
Southern Arts - From Swamp Buggies To Art Villages, Discover Southern Florida's Many,
Jan 31, 2013
  By Graham Templeton   Think South Florida and you think Miami, of course. Red-hot nightlife, world-class performing arts, superb shopping – the city is hot, hot, hot. But there is much more to discover. Like the Fort Myers Film Festival, or Bradenton’s...
Centre Of It All - Central Florida Is THE Place For Hot & Cool Adventures
Jan 31, 2013
  By Graham Templeton   Sure there are beaches in Central Florida. Lots of them, with miles of white sand and perfect blue waters. But there are also theme parks galore with rides that will get your heart pumping and artistic endeavours that will touch your soul. There is fine dining, cosmic adventure...
Shopping Stateside - What You Need to Know
Jan 30, 2013
By Josephine Matyas   The long, cold Canadian winter has arrived – and odds are that you have clients looking to beat the winter blahs with getaway plans. As the temperature dips, people increasingly look for a change of pace, and shopping destinations may be just the ticket. Did you know that...
Urban Pleasures
Nov 28, 2012
  Growing up, I was a big fan of the mega-hit ‘80s serial soap Dallas, so I recognized the city’s iconic...
An Uncomplicated Place
Nov 26, 2012
A collection of 15 unique beach neighbourhoods makes up the region of South Walton. Sprinkled along a 43-kilometre stretch of...
Living La Vida Local
Nov 5, 2012
  There’s the vida loca and there’s the vida local, and you can find a little of both on the islands...
A Texas State Of Mind
Oct 31, 2012
  I still remember how I felt just before my first visit to Texas. Motoring westward down Interstate 10, rolling through...
Inside A Fairy Tale - Discover The Joys & Traditions Of Christmas Markets Along The Danube
Oct 24, 2012
I’ve always secretly longed for an old-fashioned, traditional Christmas spent in the narrow cobblestone streets of a centuries-old European Christmas market, sipping hot mulled wine while the sounds of carollers mingle with the scents of roasted chestnuts and spiced lebkuchen. It was a fairy tale world I never knew existed...
Chicago Shopping Spree - Retail Therapy Here Includes Luxe, Fetish & Everything Inbetween
Sep 12, 2012
Chicago, the third largest city in the United States, has been called “Paris on the Prairie” in reference to its wide boulevards, abundance of green space, and proximity to water. Lakeview, the area referred to as Boystown has been the heart of Chicago’s thriving LGBT community since the 1970s, and...
The Reno Tahoe Social Club - Monetizing What You're Socializing
Aug 29, 2012
I’m sure you are fully engaged with your e-mail, website and a business page on Facebook. I’m also betting you are a dab hand at blogging and vlogging and keeping your mature clients and your other generational clients engaged socially. If not, here’s where you go to top up on...
A Tale Of 2 Emirates - See the Remarkable In Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Aug 22, 2012
Rising out of the vast, red sands of Arabia and spread along the waters of the Persian Gulf, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a dramatic place, a land of great urbanization next to complete desert desolation, where very recent human ingenuity, innovation and invention stand alongside natural wonders that...
Jul 16, 2012
Life’s a beach. At least it is in the Caribbean. But venture beyond the beach and you’ll find treasures like festive carnivals, spicy cuisine, nature trails, duty free shopping and a warm, no-worries way of life.
Bagging New Commissions - Fill Your Own Shopping Bag Selling What Everyone Loves To Do
May 30, 2012
Can travel counsellors learn anything about sales and service from a shopping trip? You bet! At one time I managed a travel agency in a department store. That’s when and where I learned about merchandising. It’s where you learn about colour, design, layout, placement and slogans that woo you to...
Indulge Yourself - Living The Luxe Life In Scottsdale
Jan 27, 2012
When you think of Scottsdale, think of indulgence. Shopping, golf and spa, great meals and a sizzling nightlife enveloped by the scenic beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert landscape also come to mind.
Let the Good Times Roll - New Orleans Is Back & Better Than Ever
Jan 27, 2012
The Big Easy. The Crescent City. N’awlins. No matter what you choose to call it (or how you decide to pronounce it), New Orleans is always a lot of fun. Laid low a few years back by Hurricane Katrina, the city has rebuilt and restored and created a place that’s...
Now You Don't Have To Drop - Shop & Stay Packages Across The US
Dec 21, 2011
For most vacationers, a little retail therapy is part of the overall holiday experience. And with a border between Canada and the United States stretching more than 6,400 kilometres, there’s bound to be back-and-forth traffic for weekend shopping getaways.
Ghosts, Beer & Rickshaws - A Look At Some Truly Unique City Tours Across The US
Nov 25, 2011
There are so many ways to explore America’s great cities – and joining in on a unique city tour may just be one of the best ways to learn about the history, colour and flavours of a city or town from one of the locals.
Shoppers Paradise - Premium Savings, Premium Brands, Premium Outlets
Sep 30, 2011
Across the US Premium Outlet Centers are the destination shopping centres of choice for hundreds of thousands of Canadians who cross the border to shop each year. Shoppers find their favourite brands at savings of 25% to 65% every day; each center’s stores are accessible in appealing, architecturally-themed settings offering...
Designed By The Desert - Art, Architecture & Pure Luxury Are Scottsdale Highlights
Jan 26, 2011
Vibrant, energetic and sophisticated. Three words that perfectly describe Scottsdale – the city in the Valley of the Sun known for resorts and spas that pamper, upscale shopping in malls and boutiques, and pure bliss on a seemingly-endless supply of golf greens.
Teed Off! - Golf In Minnesota Is A Whole Lot More Than You Think
Aug 25, 2010
Who knew? Minnesota has more golfers per capita than any other state, and is the only state to have hosted all 13 USGA Championships. And, with more than 480 golf courses, there is a course to suit every level of play.
Stay & Shop San Francisco
Aug 16, 2010
The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express have created special offers for the winter holiday season with the “Stay & Shop SF” promotion for travel through January 31, 2010.
Ticket To Buy - A Strong Loonie Makes Destination Shopping Better Than Ever
Jun 29, 2010
Most travellers spend at least some time shopping while on holiday, if only for the ubiquitous t-shirt for the grandkids or a few postcards for friends stuck at home. Then there’s another group altogether, one that is growing as steadily as the loonie: travellers who plan to devote significant time...
Surprising Scottsdale - The All-Purpose Vacation Stop
Jun 28, 2010
Scottsdale, Arizona is renowned for its superb golf courses, luxurious, pampering spas, reliable sunshine, and a warm year-round climate. No wonder it’s a favourite winter getaway with Canadians. It also has plenty to offer clients who seek variety in their vacation.
Beyond The Beach - Daytrips In & Around Cancun
Jun 28, 2010
Renowned for its gorgeous white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and year-round sunny climate, Cancun is on everyone’s radar as a beach destination. Water sports like snorkelling, scuba diving, parachuting, even riding a waverunner, abound and the hotel strip, more than 30 kilometres long, offers everything from villas and five-star hotels to...
Caribbean Jewel - Barbados Tops The Hit List For Winter Weary Canadians
Jun 28, 2010
The easternmost of the Caribbean Islands, Barbados is bordered to the west and south by golden sand beaches framing the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea and to the east by limestone cliffs that stand guard over the rugged Atlantic Ocean. From spectacular scenery, historic sites and eco-tours to world-class...
Past & Present - Combine Modern Attractions & Ancient Traditions On An Egyptian Itinerary
Jun 24, 2010
For centuries, indeed millennia, Egypt has attracted visitors to its historic, religious and sybaritic attractions. Monuments to ancient rulers, tempting beaches and centuries of spa traditions are waiting to be discovered. And there are more modern pursuits, too. 4-wheel expeditions to desert oases, shopping for designer fashions and fabulous golf...
Baggin' Extra Commissions - Shopping Is A Niche You Can Really Enjoy
May 1, 2010
Need a new niche? Need a niche that you too might just love to participate in? This idea might appeal more to women than men…but then there are men (like me) who also like to shop. Well look anyway! As a travel experience, shopping is right up there. Although you...
Rural Delights - Head Out Of Town & Discover The Other India
Feb 1, 2010
India’s many great and historic cities are the draw for most visitors. But the sights, sounds, cultures, cuisine and monuments can sometimes overload the senses of unwary tourists. Sure you can spend time in a spa retreat, head to the hills for a trekking excursion, or flop on the beach,
The New Phoenix - Downtown Rises Up & Resorts Are Always Changing
Dec 1, 2009
It all starts with all the new developments in downtown Phoenix. More than US $4 billion dollars in public and private funds is being invested in Phoenix’s urban core in developments that include the recently completed light-rail system, the expansion of the Phoenix Convention Center, the construction of the largest...
Everything Old Is New Again - Acapulco Is On The Tourism Comeback Trail
Dec 1, 2009
About 800,000 Canadians visit Mexico for winter vacations in an average year – but the last couple of years have been anything but average for most winter hotspots. Yet while a plummeting economy has seen North Americans drop or drastically curtail winter vacation plans, and reports of swine flu and...
Paradise Found - Mesa Has It All - Sports, Cultural Attractions & Family Fun
Nov 1, 2009
With months of cold, dreary winter looming on the horizon, now is the time to start thinking about sunny, south-of-the-border escapes. This year put Mesa on the top of your list of hot spots to sell your clients. Arizona’s third-largest city is an increasingly popular tourist destination for travellers of...