Located about a 40-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport, the Iberostar Playa Mita offers a unique benefit: convenient access to Sayulita, a hippie-chic town where surfers mingle with local Mexican families and bohemian artists from around the world. While accommodations within Sayulita tend toward small hotels and B&Bs, the Iberostar, about a 20-minute drive away, offers an all-inclusive experience with full kids’ program…
I’ve just wrapped up a couple of weeks providing regular news coverage for REW.ca to cover a staff vacation. Here’s what I got up to:
- Real Estate Transactions Increasing As Spring Approaches: BC Notaries
- Buildex Vancouver at The Vancouver Convention Centre This Week
- BC Housing Market To See Gains in 2015: Conference Board of Canada
- BC Residential Construction Up 11.3%: StatCan
- Axing BC Property Transfer Tax is Long-Term Plan: Premier
- Three Things to Plant in Your Garden This Weekend
- Retirement Savings Better Choice Than Paying Down Mortgage Debt: CIBC
- BC Designers Compete for Title of Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist
- BC Housing Starts to Fall 2.7% in 2015: BC Budget
- City of Vancouver Draft 2015 Budget Includes 2.4% Property Tax Increase
- BC Home Sales See Strongest January in Five Years: BCREA
- New Home Prices in Vancouver Drop for Second Consecutive Month: StatCan
REW.ca is the online arm of the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland: Real Estate Weekly.
Transat Holidays welcomed 130 travel agents to the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel last night for its 2015 Europe Training Academy.
The big change for Transat’s Western Canadian offering this year are the new connector flights to Toronto. The weekly YVR-YYZ flight connects Vancouver passengers with Transat flights to four new destinations: Dublin, Rome, Venice, and Barcelona. It also increases the number of weekly flights available for Western Canadians flying to Paris, Glasgow, and Manchester…
On Feb. 13, Air Canada hosted 80 travel agency partners, media guests, and staff from its various divisions for dinner at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Rocky Lo, Air Canada’s general manager of business development – Asia, who organized the event, told PAX the airline embraces the Chinese tradition of “getting the family together” once a year before the festival…
Velas Resorts hosted a private dinner in Vancouver last week for 32 journalists and travel advisors. From the first bite of molecular-gastronomic Basque-Mexican fusion cuisine to the last, one message was clear: Velas Resorts may be all-inclusive hotels, but they do not serve your typical all-inclusive food…
New article for PAXnewsWest.com: Classic Vacations announces new partnerships; more support for Western Canada
Classic Vacations welcomed hotelier and agency partners to an exclusive partner appreciation event last night at the historic Vancouver Club, where the company announced it has recently expanded its offerings through exciting new partnerships…
New Article for Examiner.com: Step back to a glamorous time at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn
Arriving at The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is like stepping into another world. The property has no front desk – instead, an attentive innkeeper greets guests on arrival and ushers them to one of eight rooms. As the sun starts to sink, hors d’oeuvres and wine are served. In the morning, there’s a three-course breakfast by the waterfall. If it’s chilly, the grand fireplaces are lit. Truly, it feels like Clark Gable should be sipping cocktails in the great room. Indeed, back in the “two hour rule” days, when Hollywood studios insisted their stars venture no further than two hours away from Los Angeles in case an emergency project should arise, Gable was a guest of the inn…
The University of British Columbia (UBC) neighbourhood includes eight distinct neighbourhoods: seven on the UBC campus (Hampton Place, East Campus, Hawthorn Place, Chancellor Place, Wesbrook Place, North Campus and University Boulevard) plus the University Endowment Lands.
The central feature of the area is, of course, the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus, with its almost 50,000 students…
(REW.ca is the online arm of the largest real estate market newspaper in the Lower Mainland: Real Estate Weekly.)