#FSTravels NEWS 12.23.2016

We have just returned from 10 glorious days in France,

first at Evian-les-Bains and then six days in our favourite city, Paris, enjoying her Christmas splendour. And now it is two days before the big day, and our families are beginning to travel to us for the holidays. Where are you traveling to this holiday? Whatever your final holiday destination is, followsummer wishes you all the best of the season to you and yours and may all your travel dreams come true in 2017. #TravelWell my friends!

More Airlift Commences from Canadian Airports

The holiday season doesn’t seem to be a time of rest for Canadian airports and airlines, which have introduced some new flights this week. Yesterday, Air Canada commenced new service to the Caribbean with its inaugural year-round flight between Toronto and Trinidad. The non-stop flight, which will be operated by Air Canada Rouge will be offered twice-weekly.

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YouTube Travel Videos Still Drive Inspiration for Trip-Planning Tourists

Take any content marketing campaign for a travel brand and chances are it was created for YouTube or at least hosted on the platform. There’s a good reason for that, given some 100 million unique visits of the billions of YouTube visits each month are travelers. Travel videos are some of the most viewed on YouTube, said Rob Torres, Google’s industry director for travel, and the number of unique visits YouTube gets for travel related videos continues to increase.

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Fathom Receives Approval to Add Stops in Cuba on Six Additional Cruises

Carnival Corporation’s Fathom brand announced Thursday it had received approval from Cuba to add stops in Santiago de Cuba on six of its upcoming cruises to the Dominican Republic in 2017. The seven-day sailings start at $599 US — excluding taxes, fees, port expenses and some other costs — and will depart Feb. 26, March 12 and 26, April 9 and 23 and May 7.

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Five Great Things to Do in Tortola 

The island of Tortola offers a little something for everyone. Brilliant sand beaches and crystal clear waters are a given, but beyond that the island is ripe with opportunities to explore nature, try your hand at deep-sea fishing or maybe the local pastime of snuba-ing, a combination of snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Four Secluded Beaches in the BVI

As Diane Arbus so rightly said: “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”  The last time followsummer visited the BVI was in 2001:  a bumpy airplane landing on Beef Island on Tortola and a winding car ride to a sunny, sea-splashed boat ride to Cooper Island. Tortola offered many secluded cays, vistas, and beaches where we had never been and had no time for. We quickly realized a single day on this 56 square kilometer (21 miles) of pure BVI ahhhaaa was not nearly enough to scratch her sunny, casual charm.

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Happy Holidays everyone!

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