Aviation

What kind of traveller are you?

Are you a snow bunny or a city slicker? Do you chase nature’s ‘wow’ moments or love a bit of French culture?

Whatever your style, take our quiz to see what type of traveller you are, because no matter what you crave, Air Canada can take you there.

Businesswoman Father with son sitting on the sea pier

Close-up of female hands holding open book. happiness in the winter

It’s time to play a bit of travel matchmaking!

If you’re the City Slicker…

 Businesswoman

You love uncovering new nightlife attractions and ordering fun cocktails in a vibrant bar. You find serenity wandering busy city streets and love destinations where there’s always something happening and shops barely shut.

If this sounds like you, then meet Toronto!

Toronto Skyline with purple light - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto is Canada’s cosmopolitan city; it’s hip, it’s youthful and it’s romantic. It’s the ultimate urban destination, with the size of a global city but the distinct feel of Canadian culture.

Some of the world’s finest restaurants and most happening bars and clubs can be found in the streets of Toronto.

Must sees:

  • New York-style artist gallery at 401 Richmond
  • CN Tower, the 1970s engineering marvel
  • Old York marketplace St Lawrence Market
  • Downtown attraction, Distillery District, full of galleries, bars and eateries

If you’re the Winter Wanderluster…

 happiness in the winter

Love a good holiday but have ‘snow’, ‘winter’ and ‘frosty’ as essential keywords for any of your travel searches? Do you have a wardrobe full of gorgeous winter coats, great ski (or snowboard) technique, and prefer to avoid summer rather than chase it?

Then you’re ideal getaway is Vancouver!

Winter fairytale

Vancouver is the bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, Canada, a true urban winter experience. With snow-capped mountains as your backdrop, you’re just 30 minutes from the nearest ski resort.

Cypress Mountain has some of the best snow conditions on the highest skiing and riding peak of Vancouver’s legendary North Shore Mountains, and features snow-tubing, kids camp and snowshoeing.

Must-sees:

  • Multisensory smorgasbord, Granville Island Public Market by the sea
  • Mountaintop playground with gondolas and grizzly bears, Grouse Mountain
  • Private art gallery, Hot Art Wet City
  • World’s longest suspension bridge, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

If you’re the History Hunter…

Close-up of female hands holding open book.

Do you scour destinations for art galleries, historical attractions, and cultural icons? Are you more interested in wandering suburbs looking for ancient relics than you are visiting the typical tourist haunts?

Then you’re destined to be matched with Montreal!

Old Montreal

Montreal is a slice of old Europe in the middle of modern Canada, complete with 18th Century history lessons, terraced cafes and old world churches. Montreal is Canada’s cultural capital, with some 250 dance and theatre companies, over 90 festivals and a tapestry of unique neighbourhoods brimming with artistic characters that make it a great art hub.

Must-sees:

  • The highlight of Old Montreal, the Basilique Notre-Dame, an ancient architectural wonder with carved wood, sculptures and stained-glass windows
  • Little Italy’s fresh market, Marche Jean-Talon
  • A must for art lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts filled with European heavyweights
  • A historical journey through the ages of Montreal, Musée d’Archéologie et d’Histoire Pointe-à-Callière

If you’re a Seaside Lover…

Father with son sitting on the sea pier

Do you get anxiety leaving the seaside, love the smell of salt on the air, and seek out markets, stalls and walks along the water? Maybe you don’t mind a bit of a mountain adventure but ultimately always come back to the ocean.

If this sounds like you, then your perfect match is Halifax!

Halifax City Promenade

Halifax is part of Canada’s Nova Scotia province, with clean sea breezes, beautiful parks and a thriving culinary scene to make your mouth water. The main attractions are all on the harbour, from pubs and nightlife, to music venues and museums.

Must-sees:

  • Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, with strong farm-to-table traditions
  • Hear the stories of Canada’s immigrants at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  • Abandoned military forts, cobbled shorelines and forests on McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour
  • The oldest surviving building in Halifax, the Protestant St Paul’s Church

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Travel Agents

Agent disappears after being ordered to pay back clients (and allegedly owing franchisor 40K)

This story has got a bit of a Catch Me If You Can aura about it, minus Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

Share

CommentComments

Road & Rail

Rail Europe launches summer special for Great Train Journeys

Once again, there isn’t enough road and rail news for us to deliver you a wrap, but we do have this. Or, you can re-read that bullet train story we did last week.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourism

STUDY: Ireland suffering significant slowdown for international arrivals

It appears the luck of the Irish is running out, and hunting for leprechauns has fallen out of fashion with tourists, according to this analysis.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Airline crowned Australia’s most attractive employer

Travel Weekly wrongly assumed this accolade was based on looks, proving just how shallow we really are.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

SBS and NITV gear up for third season of ‘Going Places with Ernie Dingo’

Admittedly, Travel Weekly’s editor only ever tunes into SBS if it’s playing re-runs of Inspector Rex or Iron Chef, but Ernie’s travel show is worth checking out.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel wrap: Ovolo’s dog-friendly rooms, IHG’s new brand, Pan Pacific’s expansion + more

New hotel brands, expansions, dog-friendly rooms, a ‘Kids Kava’ experience and a tuk-tuk bar – this week’s hotel wrap is much like a bag of liquorice allsorts.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Destinations

Commercial airlines warned Iran military could target flights due to “miscalculation or misidentification”

Are you or a client flying over the Persian Gulf in the near future? You may want to give this a read.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Technology

Amazon has another crack at travel with launch of flight bookings

Well, well, well. It appears another tech giant is putting their finger the travel pie. Cue the fear.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Destinations

Tourism

International airport to be built “right on top” of world-famous tourist attraction

If you’re a travel professional and doing all you can to avoid the dangers of overtourism like the plague, you might want to sit down while reading this.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Report finds brakes weren’t used before plane crash that killed 41

Those seeking answers to why the Russian Aeroflot plane crash that killed 41 people occurred have been given a bit of clarity around the tragic incident.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Technology

TripAdvisor steps in after restaurant roasted for issuing tourists huge bill

We’re such tight-arses here at Travel Weekly that we often adopt the ‘dine and dash’ strategy when eating out.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Wholesalers

Excite Holidays launches new guide to Indonesia

Coincidentally, Indonesia has just re-elected its president, and Travel Weekly’s editor is having dinner at an Indonesian restaurant tonight.

Share

CommentComments