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Article for REW.ca/The Vancouver Courier: Five Great things About Living in … Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale is a historic area of Vancouver dating back to the 1860s. It retains much of its heritage charm, with a very active business improvement association working to maintain the main shopping village area as a slice of living Vancouver history.

With 50 structures listed in the Vancouver Heritage inventory and plenty of grand, estate-style homes, Kerrisdale is a tony neighbourhood with strong ties to its British colonial past…

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This article also appeared in the Vancouver Courier.

Article for PAXnewsWest.com: Vancouver International Tequila Expo highlights Mexico’s best

UntitledAfter a morning deluge, the clouds broke in time for a sunny afternoon tequila tasting event at Joe Fortes in Vancouver yesterday. The event was a preview of the fourth annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo coming up Saturday, May 30 at the Hyatt Regency.

The Mexico Tourism Board, a sponsor, was represented at the event by Rodrigo Acosta Gomez, the board’s director for Western Canada. He told PAXnewsWest.com the tourism board chose to sponsor the event because tequila is an important part of the Mexican cultural and gastronomic traditions, which – along with adventure, sun and sand – are key aspects of Mexico’s tourism marketing campaign…

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Article for PAXnewsWest.com: Louisiana tourism delegation brings the Cajun spirit to Vancouver

UntitledTourism representatives from Louisiana are wrapping up their visit to Vancouver today with training sessions for sales and reservation staff at several major travel companies after hosting more than 100 travel agents and media at a series of events in the city over the last 36 hours.

PAXnewsWest.com attended the tourism delegation’s lunch yesterday at Brix restaurant, where five delegation members shared the latest information about tourism to the Bayou State…

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Article for PAXnewsWest.com: Utah Tourism delegation launches sales mission in Vancouver

The Utah Office of Tourism kicked off a Western Canada sales tour last night in Vancouver with a dinner presentation for travel advisors at Steamworks Brew Pub. The delegation includes representatives of four main tourism regions: Bryce Canyon, Southern Utah/Kane County, Cache Valley and Cedar City/Brian Head.

Darcie Guarderas of Canuckiwi (representing the Utah Office of Tourism in Canada) started the evening by telling guests about her first visit to Utah – a seven-day trip that included two days of skiing and visits to all five of the state’s “Mighty 5” national parks…

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Article for PAXnewsWest.com: Air New Zealand marks 75 years

file_17158224452_mLast night, Air New Zealand hosted an intimate dinner for a group of travel partners and esteemed guests in a private room at Vancouver’s Hawksworth restaurant as an early celebration of the airline’s 75th anniversary. The company’s inaugural flight was from Sydney to Auckland on April 30, 1940.

Chris Allison, Air New Zealand’s manager – sales and market development, Canada, told the group that the last six to 12 months have been the most successful in the airline’s history…

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Article for REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living In … Downtown East Vancouver

Downtown East Vancouver is a neighbourhood of contrasts. It’s a historic neighbourhood in which heritage buildings house hip new cocktail bars, and where hot young chefs are taking advantage of lower rents to open up innovative restaurants. The MLS-defined boundaries of Main and Carrall to the east and west and the waterfront and Pacific Boulevard to the north and south create a slice of town that incorporates the eastern parts Chinatown and Gastown along with a small corner of Railtown – all neighbourhoods that are changing fast. This area has plenty of challenges, including crippling urban poverty in the Downtown Eastside, and it’s not for everyone. But those who live here love their neighbourhood…

Article for PAXnewsWest: Governments of Canada, B.C. announce strong tourism growth for 2014

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The Canadian and British Columbian Ministers of State for Small Business and Tourism held a joint press conference in Vancouver yesterday to announce that 2014 was a strong year for tourism, with year-over-year visitor increases both nationally and provincially.

“We are here today to tell Canadians what a great year 2014 was for the tourism industry,” said Maxime Bernier, Canada’s Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism…

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Article for REW.ca: Five Great Things About Living in … Yaletown

With its unique combination of heritage brick buildings, modern boutiques and cocktail bars, cobblestone streets and sparkling waterfront, what’s not to love about this trendy enclave of downtown?

1. Walk to Work (and Everywhere Else)

Yaletown is home to many creative and high-tech enterprises, a good number of law and medical/dental offices, and plenty of shops and restaurants, meaning there are professional and service sector jobs right in the neighbourhood…

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