Saturday, May 16, 2015

Aruba, next weekend?

You won't likely find a better deal to Aruba than this one! Air Canada Vacations will take you from Winnipeg to Aruba on May 23rd and return you rested and relaxed after a week. The cost.... $1000 per person for a 3 star hotel on the beach (air, hotel & tax included) or $2000 for an all inclusive week at a 5 star resort.


Bargain as of May 16th, 11:30pm

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tickets to Countryfest

You don't have to hop on a plane to catch some great entertainment. A short drive away, in Dauphin Manitoba, is an annual country music festival that boasts some of the biggest names in the industry.  Tickets are sold, and sold out 6 months in advance.  BUT, you can still grab a day pass (or even a VIP meet and greet) by cashing in your Air Miles.  A day pass is just 1400 Air Miles!

Need a few more Air Miles? You can always stop by the MLCC and pick up a few as you grab your favourite beverage.




Saturday, May 2, 2015

San Francisco $340

Both Air Canada and Westjet have a few select dates in May and June where return fares are a ridiculous $340 taxes & fees included. Nice flight times too!

This price won't last long, for sure. If you take the flights on the example dates shown, you can also enjoy a San Francisco Giants baseball game on the 2nd or the 3rd. They play the Pirates.

There are a number of different ways to pick a hotel. Hotel is NOT included in this price. It's flight only.





However, if you do wish to pair it up, with a hotel. Expedia offers these 2 examples. If you want to do this, act today. Those flight prices are once in a lifetime.





Thursday, March 26, 2015

Perfection in Palm Springs

I can personally recommend this vacation. In fact, I was there at this very hotel just a few months ago.  (See the link for my detailed review.)

These flights have ideal times and I think you'll find this vacation both relaxing and refreshing.

Book with www.westjetvacations.com or call your favourite agent.

This is a hell of a deal, and if I wasn't working that week, I'd be in Palm Springs sipping a margarita by the pool at the Riviera.



Setbacks in the Bahamas: Baha Mar Saga Continues

With 48 hours to go before their long-heralded grand opening, Baha Mar has pulled the plug on the 'open' sign and has announced a delay of another 2 months.

Baha Mar has been billed as the "Riviera of the Caribbean" and is a 5star resort on Cable Beach in The Bahamas.

The lesson in this will be how it blows up on them in the social media, in the next 5 days.  It appears the announcement was made on Facebook. They have not yet made any reference to the delay on their website and are, in fact still inviting bookings. This, is a big mistake.

I feel terrible for their marketing team. It is indeed THE golden rule of marketing in this modern age. DO NOT HYPE WHAT YOU CAN NOT DELIVER.   And that is exactly what they have done, for months.

Since I have a deep love for The Bahamas, and have been following this project for about 2 years, I really hope they are able to make it work and come to terms with their suppliers and construction team in order to see the project through to opening. To see a project crumble, when it is so very close to achieving its goal would be absolutely devastating for the island and its economy.

Lots to read on this subject. Much of it is quite frightening. The politics and the money tied into the project is beyond my comprehension.

Jilted travellers with Spring Break plans will no doubt be knocking on the door at Atlantis in hopes of salvaging their vacation. This might just be what the Marriott's recent acquisition (Atlantis Hotel & Casino) needs to bolster their bottom line and keep on top of travellers' lists in The Bahamas.




Monday, March 23, 2015

Savings to Seattle with Airmiles

This week's Air Miles deals include appealing discounts to Boston and to Seattle, with Air Canada.

Book this week, for flights up to June 15th.




Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Break Bargain to the Caribbean

Doesn't this just look delightful?

If you agree, book at Aircanadavacations.com Just search from Winnipeg to Curacao at these, or similar dates.

If you'd like to learn more about this island paradise, check out their tourism site, or visit Trip Advisor.