So previously airline passengers were not allowed to use their electronic devises during takeoff and landing. I am sure you have all been asked to "power down" at one time or another. This week Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, announced passengers will be able to use their portable electronic devices such as tablets, gaming consoles, laptops and your smart phones during take off and landing. However, you must keep these devices in a "non-transmitting" or "airplane" mode. The Canadian airlines have received this advanced notice and now they need to get their ducks in a row to make it happen. The US carriers has been allowing this since October 2013 and European carriers jumped on board in December.
More good news - earlier this year Air Canada and West Jet both announced they would be adding WI-FI access for passengers aboard their planes. Watch for this! Coming your way soon.
It is rainy days like this on the Prairie that just make me want to stay home and curl up with a good movie. If that is how you feel today, let me offer my favorite movie titles that will take you to a few great destinations in the
Istanbul – Taken 2 and Skyfall 007
India – The Best Marigold Hotel
Italy – Angels and Demons
New Zealand – Lord of the Rings Trilogy
England, Scotland and France is where the Da Vinci code was filmed
Enjoy and Happy Monday!
A big Thank you to Sunwing and Signature Vacations for presenting their Product Launches in Winnipeg and Saskatoon this past week. Ixtapa Travel Travel Advisors were out in full force for an evening of Education and fun.
Along with the Sunwing team, 20 hoteliers and tourist boards were along to present their products.
Sunwing Announced a new destination from Saskatoon - IXTAPA, MEXICO with flights beginning December 18th. From Winnipeg the new destination is ORLANDO, FLORIDA with flights beginning December 21th.
Sunwing was pleased to tell us that the flights are already starting to fill up. It seems to me, that every year we start booking earlier and earlier.
Ixtapa Travel invites you to call us to inquire about your Winter 2015 vacation. We have a beach chair reserved for you.
Barb Crowe, President, Ixtapa Travel
If you have checked out the Ixtapa Travel Facebook page – you will see a post on Trip Advisors Top 25 cities to visit … Istanabul is number one!
I was absolutley thrilled to see this as Istanbul is one of my favorite cities to visit. I could easily spend a week in Istanbul – with a full day in the Grand Bazaar and another full day in the Spice Market. Oh yes and of course a visit to the Fish Market is a must.
Turkey has unbelievable architecture. Hagia Sofia is a perfect example. She is so seeped in ancient history and religion. You can see her from far distances, she is so Grand. She was originally built as a church and almost overnight was converted to a Mosque. Today she is a Museum. I love to visit her. It takes my breath away every time I come. This building is iconic to Istanbul
But let's not forget about the rest of Turkey. There is so much to see -- Cappadocia, Antalya, Bodrum, Izmir, Ephesus, and so much more. It is an amazing country with so much to discover.
Wake up May 14th to a snowy covered Winnipeg. Where is Spring? Where is Summer? Oh well, maybe it is time to start planning your Winter Vacation. Ixtapa Travel has secured amazing Group Rates to Huatulco, Puerto Vallarta, Spain and Portugual. Why not call and book your Winter Vacation today? We have your beach chair reserved!
Ixtapa Travel Staff