#FSTravels NEWS Weekend Edition

This weekend we are packing

our beach bags with shorts, towels and sun tan lotion as we return to the British Virgin Islands next week. We are also finalizing our trip to Sicily in May, booking hotels and Airbnb’s for our time in Palermo, Agrigento, Taormina and various quick stops along the way on our 10-day Italian odyssey. Enjoy your weekend. Here is some reading to get you inspired: where are YOU travelling to next?

Fly Non-Stop to Asia from Montreal With Air Canada

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport welcomed a brand-new flight to Asia today, with the launch of Air Canada’s new service to Shanghai, China. The new flight, which provides more options for travellers originating from Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the eastern United States, is also Air Canada’s first route from Montreal to use the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces Partnership with Argentina’s LGBT Chamber at FITUR

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association has formed an expanded partnership with Camara de Comercio Gay Lesbica Argentina (CCGLAR), the LGBT chamber of commerce for Argentina. CCGLAR will serve as the association’s representative throughout the country, providing Spanish-language membership support and helping to grow IGLTA’s presence in this key South American market for LGBT travelers. IGLTA has volunteer ambassadors in 22 countries and regions, and has been engaged with CCGLAR’s founders in the annual Gnetwork360 conference in Buenos Aires for many years.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Travel Abroad

Travelling internationallyis an adventure best planned ahead of time, and not just when it comes to booking flights and packing. There are a lot of bigger picture to-do items that could make or break your trip, and should be crossed off early on. Sure, showing up at your gate sans passport or forgetting melatonin for your red-eye flight can put a damper on your long-awaited escape. But most of your preparation should be dedicated to ensuring health, safety, and financial necessities are covered.

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Travelling with a Group: Some Do’s and Don’ts

We have all been on them; group tours of some exotic land that sounded dreamy and ideal six months ago when we booked it. You know them: fellow explorers sharing similar interests in the history, culture, food and people of a new land. But day 3 arrives, and you are ready to rip someone’s head off. We offer, oh intrepid, person travelling with a group, some do’s and don’ts when forced to travel with a group of people you have never met before.

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Airbnb Acquires Vacation Rental Company Luxury Retreats, Officially Moves Into Luxury

As expected, Airbnb acquired Montreal-based Luxury Retreats International in an effort to help it expand in high-end vacation rentals and travel services, it announced today. This follows earlier reports on talks between the two companies. No official price was disclosed but estimates are that Airbnb purchased Luxury Retreats for anywhere from $200 million to $300 million. According to the release announcing the deal this morning: Luxury Retreats CEO Joe Poulin will join Airbnb and lead luxury homes, reporting to Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, and the Luxury Retreats team will remain based in Montreal.

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Have a great travel week all and make sure you like and follow followsummer’s Twitter,  Instagram and Facebook pages to stay on top of all of our BVI Adventures!

#TravelWell, my friends!

Looking Down the Dardanelles Towards Gallipoli
A Spanish Villa for a Week.
St. Maarten
A Sunday in Saba
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