ZOOM Airlines goes bankrupt

Zoom Airlines was grounded on Thursday, as the recent spike in fuel prices was too much to handle for the popular discount airline.   Operations are suspended immediately, and all flights are cancelled, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. Customer funds are covered by TICO (the Travel Industry...
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The Dominican Republic shows they are serious about tourism

The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular Caribbean destinations for Canadians, and it is still picking up steam!   They will host over 4 Million tourists in 2008, and with a goal of 5 Million by 2012, ensuring that the infrastructure is keeping pace with the growth has to be a...
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Why use a travel agent anyways?

Ten Reasons to Use a Travel Agent 1. PERSONALIZED SERVICE – Travel agents are your neighbours, and they want to build a relationship with you and learn what you want, and what you value in a travel experience 2. TIME –There is so much information out there, but where do you start. Travel...
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Virus Alert: Northwest Airlines warns of bogus e-mail

Computer viruses are an unfortunate reality in the highly connected world we live in, and they are often spread through e-mail attachments.  The main way to combat those viruses is to simply delete the e-mail without opening the attachment.  The problem is that the dredges of the computer world...
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How about a cruise for Christmas?

A great opportunity if you want to get away this Christmas! Travelonly has some group space booked on the Carnival Freedom, sailing from Fort Lauderdale on December 20, 2008 for an 8 day Western Caribbean cruise.   It is a very interesting itinerary including Costa Rica and Panama!  ...
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Volunteer Holiday Travel in Costa Rica

Want to give back on your vacation? Signature is now offering a Volunteer Holiday Tour to Costa Rica!  Immerse yourself in local culture while improving the quality of life and living conditions for rural Costa Rican residents.   With this rewarding opportunity, you have the chance to work...
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Time to plug this puppy in!

Welcome to my new Travel Blog, and thanks for coming by! Blogging can be a great way to share a constant stream of information, and it provides a central communication point for myself and my business. It seems like a natural fit to me! The posts that you find here today are really just the tip of the...
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When “No Frills Airline” was just a joke

Rising fuel costs are forcing airlines to become more efficient, to add ‘fuel surcharges’ to their flight prices, and to get very creative in cutting costs.  This means that they are eliminating or charging for things that we have taken for granted in the past, such as snacks,...
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Just returned from the Mayan Riviera!

In July I spent a week in Mexico on the Mayan Riviera, touring hotels and experiencing the region.  Checking out potential vacation destinations is one of the ‘tough’ parts of my job!   The Mayan Riviera is truly a breathtaking slice of heaven, and there is a hotel that is perfectly...
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