Category Archives: Travel writing

For PAXnewsWest.com: Vegan influencers join Intrepid’s vegan food tour launch event in Vancouver

Three Vancouver-based vegan influencers joined Intrepid Travel at a launch event this week to highlight the company’s first three vegan food tours, set to launch in 2019.

 

Zach Berman, Steph Yu and Erin Ireland joined the pilot trip to India and helped shape the final itinerary. All three agreed that the tour offered the opportunity to dive into local foods and culture in a way that’s often not available to those with dietary restrictions.

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For PAX News: Copenhagen sees tourism boost from IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Hosting the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship was a tourism boon for Copenhagen and nearby co-host city Herning.

Hotel occupancy of Copenhagen’s 22,000 rooms was nearly 100 per cent for most of the tournament, which wrapped up Sunday (May 20) at Royal Arena. Compare that to 86 per cent occupancy in May of last year, according to statistics from Wonderful Copenhagen. The municipality estimates that the tournament has resulted in 60,000 bed nights…

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For Canadian Traveller: From Windmills to Wine: Why Solvang Makes a One-Of-A-Kind California Getaway

Founded in 1911 by Danish educators, Solvang offers plenty of ways for visitors to experience its authentic Scandinavian history. The Elverhoj Museum, housed in a building modelled after an 18th-century Danish farmhouse, documents Solvang’s heritage, with locally made handicrafts available in the museum shop. For a look into the life of one of Denmark’s best-known literary figures, visit the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, located in The Book Loft building…

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For PAX News: ITB closes with positive outlook for 2018 travel trends

thumb_35663_1200_1_0_0_autoITB Berlin wrapped up Sunday after five days of trade and consumer interactions with more than 10,000 exhibitors from 186 countries and regions spread across the 26 halls of the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

The show was booked to capacity, with a five per cent increase in business volume over 2017. Approximately 110,000 trade visitors and 60,000 consumers visited the trade show…

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For PAX News: “Tourism thrives on openness to the world”: Merkel opens ITB Berlin

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ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel trade show, kicked off last night (March 6) in Berlin with an opening ceremony featuring speeches from German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Secretary of the UN World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili, among other dignitaries.

With more than 1.3 billion international tourism trips in 2017 – a record number, and 90 million more than in 2016 – sustainability and the power of tourism to contribute to international understanding were key themes throughout the evening’s remarks.

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For the Vancouver Courier: No limes, please: Slow sipping with a tequila sommelier

“What is the best tequila?”

It’s a common question for visitors to Mexico. But even after 15 years of studying Mexico’s national spirit, it’s one Audrey Formisano can’t answer.

“I can tell you which one I like,” says Formisano, the tequila sommelier (or “tequilaier”) at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. “But you have to try a lot to find out which one you like best.”

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