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Bologna’s porticoes named a World Heritage Site

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has named the porticoes of Bologna a World Heritage Site, following years of work on the candidacy by the Municipality, the Emilia-Romagna Region and the institutions. With its 62 kilometres of porticoes, the oldest of which date back to the 12th century, one of Bologna’s most characteristic architectural […]

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Explore BC promotes safe travel practices

Destination BC’s marketing and industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been guided by three-phases: Response, Recovery, Resilience—principles which align with the province’s Four Phase BC Restart Plan. The province is now in Phase 3 of the Restart Plan and in alignment with this Phase, Destination BC has launched a new chapter of its successful Explore BC […]

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Los Cabos visitors now charged a tourist tax

Visitors to the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, home to popular resort cities such as Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz, are now charged a tourist tax of 350 pesos, equivalent to about $24 Canadian. This surtax will be charged directly to tourists and will be payable at kiosks located […]

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Cannabis is now legal in Canada: Tips for travel & possession

On October 17, 2018, the lawful sale and consumption of cannabis for recreational use was adopted in Canada. In B.C., this means that people 19 and over can now legally carry up to 30 grams of cannabis and can travel with it domestically within Canada, though laws may vary by province and territory. It is […]

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San Diego offers new spring attractions

With its appealing mix of warm weather—averaging 20-degrees Celsius during March through May—112 kilometres of uncrowded beaches, world-class attractions, dining, hot nightlife scene and dazzling visual and performing arts, San Diego is a perfect spring getaway. Convenient direct flights from Vancouver make it easier than ever to enjoy a sun-kissed escape to “California’s Beach City.” […]

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