As 2016 winds down, it's time to look ahead to what the New Year has in store. Changes coming in 2017 are set to transform every aspect of the travel experience -- from the way travellers book (on their mobile phones in response to deal alerts) to the airline they choose (including an upswing in low-cost options), to how far they can stretch their travel budget (the result of greater competition).
Planning a family vacation can be just as stressful as it is exciting and deciding on a destination that pleases both parents and kids isn't as easy as you might think. To help you be the holiday hero with your family, we surveyed child travellers worldwide to uncover the best destinations for family travel. Here are the top destinations rated as fantastic for family travel, as chosen by the kiddos themselves!
Travellers flock to Cape Breton Island's Cabot Trail and Quebec's Laurentian Mountains to admire Canada's fall foliage this time of year. However, fall travellers are missing out on a number of lesser known Canadian destinations that pack just as much punch in terms of fall fun.
With the summer winding down, we've already begun making plans to get us through the never ending Canadian winter. If you're an equally obsessed wanderluster and film buff, seek inspiration for your next getaway from one of your favourite 2016 box office hits!
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - a mountain climber's dream come true. Some of the most picturesque scenery in the world resides
If you're planning to book your next exotic getaway to a beach in Australia, be-warned as you may end up at a rainy loch in Scotland instead. These wildly different destinations share one very important thing in common, their name. Destination Doppelgangers as they're affectionately known, exist all over the world and have caught many unsuspecting travellers off-guard.
The declining loonie has hit Canadian travellers hard but that doesn't mean you have to put your vacation plans on hold. Travelzoo has released its annual list of Wow Deal Destinations for Canadians, showcasing where you can get the best bang for your buck in 2016.
As trivago's best value cities list shows -- calculated using the annual average price of a standard double room and the city's average hotel rating -- planning a Canadian getaway in the New Year will not only be fun, it'll also be affordable.
There are many people in the world that dream of visiting the real off the beaten path experiences on their travels, but have no idea where to find them. A great strategy I've always used is to rely on trusty old Google Maps, pick a continent or country that interests you and then zoom in on the countries tiniest island or most rural village -- go there.
Often referred to as the "Venice of Belgium," the city of Bruges is a charming, antique sort of town that has preserved its medieval charm of centuries past. Ever since the release of the black comedy motion picture In Bruges, tourists have been flocking to the Belgian city, and they never regretted that traveling decision.