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Re: Visit Canada! Kiss a Canadian

DrFumblefinger ·
I think there are three main problems Canadian tourism faces. 1) The weather. Very limited season, unless you want to ski. 2) Expensive airfares. In the last 5 years, air fares went from being competitive to being very expensive -- overly taxed, I guess. And predictably, when you charge more for something you get less of that activity. 3) Heightened border security between Canadian and US border can cause long delays and has greatly reduced cross border crossings in the past 15 years. It's...
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Re: Guide to Greek Holidays, Summer 2015-style

DrFumblefinger ·
That's all good information, PHeymont, thanks. No one knows how the Greek people will react to this, but there is a possibility of riots and demonstrations. Perhaps violence -- there is no way of predicting. The crisis will have a major impact on the Greek quality of life. I've heard some estimates that if Greece makes a new currency, it will have only a fraction of the buying power of the Euro, perhaps 25 cents on the Euro. That will obviously not be at all well received but its much too...
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Tea at Downton Abbey? Britain spends big to get you there!

PHeymont ·
Visit Britain, the government tourist-promotion agency and Expedia are putting up about $7 million each to get more Americans to Britain, building on the popularity of Downton Abbey, about to go into Season 4 on US TV. Most of the money will go for TV...
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Visiting Cuba pt 2. + more cars !

GarryRF ·
EXPLORING CUBA   (Missed pt 1 ?..... http://www.travelgumbo.com/blog/visiting-cuba )   Getting about in Cuba varies dramatically. In the populated areas they have regular buses. Out in the countryside you'll have to take a taxi or go on an...
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U.S. visitors to Cuba up 36% this year

PHeymont ·
The number of U.S. visitors without family ties in Cuba has jumped since the two countries started the process of warming up relations. Many of the visitors are flying to Cuba from other countries to avoid U.S. restrictions on just plain tourism; U.S....
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Guide to Greek Holidays, Summer 2015-style

PHeymont ·
World events are pushing their way to center stage for travelers to Greece. Here's some practical information and advice for those who are committed to going (and some travel agencies and tour companies are offering cancellation or postponement...
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To boldly go where no one much has been going...

PHeymont ·
Visit Britain's list of the least-popular tourism 'attractions' of 2015.
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Visit Canada! Kiss a Canadian

PHeymont ·
Seems a shame, but Canada's visibility on the world tourist scene has dropped, and is predicted to drop more. Before the 70s, when many trans-Atlantic flights had to make stop in Canada, it was #2 in the world for tourist visits; it's sunk to #18,...
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Re: Visiting Cuba pt 2. + more cars !

PHeymont ·
Great practical advice...even for those of us happy to avoid cigars anywhere! And, of course, I'm looking forward to those cars when I go next year.
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Re: Visiting Cuba pt 2. + more cars !

Travel Rob ·
Great advice Garry! What great photos too! Really like your photo of the men fixing the car on the street
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Re: Visiting Cuba pt 2. + more cars !

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the insight into Cuba, Garry. One place that's always fascinated me but I have never been game enough to visit.
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Re: Visiting Cuba pt 2. + more cars !

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent advice and some truly amazing photos here, Garry! Thanks for these beauties.
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