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    What To Do In Unveils The Ultimate Guide to Fuerteventura: The Hawaii of Europe

    What To Do In, a pioneering travel company known for its in-depth and insider guides to the world’s most captivating destinations, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new featured section on its website dedicated exclusively to Fuerteventura, often celebrated as the Hawaii of Europe.This set of comprehensive guides is the result of an extensive five-month exploration of the island, where our team ventured over 2,500 kilometres across every corner and hidden beach, to bring our audience the most detailed and immersive content about Fuerteventura’s tourist attractions, accommodations, dining, towns, beaches, activities, and trails for hiking and cycling.
    With its miles of pristine white sand beaches, Fuerteventura offers an unparalleled escape into nature’s marvels, making it a must-visit destination for travellers seeking both relaxation and adventure. Our new featured section goes beyond the surface to uncover the essence of Fuerteventura, offering insights and tips gathered from local experts and our own first hand experiences.
    Explore Like Never Before
    What To Do In’s Fuerteventura guides are designed to cater to every type of traveller. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for your next adrenaline rush, a family in search of child-friendly activities, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway, our guides have something for everyone. From the bustling markets of its charming towns to the tranquillity of its secluded beaches and the exhilarating paths of its hiking and cycling trails, Fuerteventura is a gem waiting to be discovered.
    Discover Hidden GemsADVERTISEMENTOur dedication to exploring every far-flung corner of the island means that readers will have access to hidden gems not found in other guides. We encourage journalists, news editors, and travel enthusiasts to dive into our guides and share the beauty of Fuerteventura with the world. Our aim is not just to inspire travel but to empower travellers to experience the unique culture, breath taking landscapes, and vibrant life of Fuerteventura.
    Your Next Adventure Awaits
    We invite you to explore the most comprehensive guides to Fuerteventura available today. Let What To Do In be your compass to the Hawaii of Europe, guiding you to experiences that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Discover new places to stay, eat, and explore. Find your next adventure, unearth a new hidden gem, and fall in love with Fuerteventura.
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    Saudi’s NEOM launches lagoon project ‘Treyam’ with world’s longest sky pool

    NEOM’s Board of Directors has introduced Treyam, a top-tier resort situated at the intersection of breathtaking desert vistas and the serene sea. With a bold design that minimises its impact on the land, Treyam provides guests with a refined sanctuary to relax, rejuvenate, and immerse themselves in the splendor of nature.As the newest addition to NEOM, the dynamic regional development unfolding in northwest Saudi Arabia, Treyam occupies a strategic position overlooking one of the most stunning azure lagoons at the southern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba.
    Positioned as a luxurious portal to active living, Treyam features striking bridge-like architecture spanning the northern and southern shores, housing a 250-room luxury resort.
    The bridge’s innovative design creates a mesmerising sunset-like illusion from afar, while offering sweeping views of the tidal lagoon and expansive skies from its upper and lower levels, seamlessly blending into the surrounding landscape and preserving the natural integrity of the coastline.

    The allure of Treyam continues with its 450-metre-long rooftop infinity pool, perched 36 meters above the sea. Here, guests are treated to an unforgettable experience, seemingly suspended in the air with panoramic views of the lagoon, vibrant corals, and tranquil waters stretching to the horizon.ADVERTISEMENTDesigned for exploration and adventure, Treyam offers a diverse array of exhilarating activities, including sailing, diving, water sports, and land-based pursuits. Guests can also indulge in state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities, luxurious spa treatments, and a selection of gourmet cuisines and fine dining options.Combining futuristic architecture with the region’s natural beauty, Treyam delivers an unmatched visitor experience just moments away from THE LINE. Its meticulous design sets a new standard for luxury and sustainable resort living.
    In harmony with NEOM’s dedication to conservation and innovation, Treyam seamlessly integrates into its coastal ecosystem.

    Its unveiling follows the recent announcement of sustainable tourism initiatives across the Gulf of Aqaba, including Leyja, Epicon, Siranna, Utamo, Norlana, Aquellum, Zardun, Xaynor, Elanan, and Gidori, which collectively embody this commitment to preservation and innovation in the vibrant region.

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    Cascais gains Green Destination platinum status

    Cascais gains Green Destination platinum statusThis award is a great recognition for the region’s sustainable approach to tourism. The Platinum certification is awarded to tourist destinations that are guided by a code of ethics, that rigorously monitors tourism, that are based on strategic planning and that have sustainability indicators in the field of tourism.
    “This award recognises Cascais as a destination with great environmental quality, not only for what it offers to those who visit us but, above all, for the involvement of the entire community in the development of environmentally fair solutions for the people who live here. Cascais aims to be the best place to live for a day, a week or a lifetime, and that is why we have increased the area of green spaces, the number of trees planted, and we have seen an increase in biodiversity, both in protected and urban areas. Community gardens, smooth mobility, free and non-polluting public transport, energy creation are all part of Cascais’s present days. This award is recognition of the work done”, says Luís Almeida Capão, Municipal Director of Environment and Sustainability at Cascais City Council.
    Over the years, Cascais has stood out for its commitment to sustainability, as evidenced by the various awards and certifications received. From winning the QualityCoast Silver award in 2013 to the recent recognition with the QualityCoast Gold award in 2021, Cascais has demonstrated a continued commitment to protecting the environment and the well-being of its community.
    This award was announced at the ITB Berlin 2024 Fair, a fair dedicated to the tourism industry. This award reflects the work that the municipality has been carrying out in order to obtain certification from the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council) in the future, which establishes and manages global standards for sustainable travel and tourism.

    What’s New This Summer, in the Austrian Tirol?

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    What’s New This Summer, in the Austrian Tirol?

    As the snow melts, the flowers bloom, and the cows return to their lush-green pastures, the Austrian Tirol gets ready for a vibrant summer season.
    This year, the renowned Aqua Dome in the Tirolean Ötztal celebrates its 20th anniversary with a major refurbishment, a stylish Summit Spa now graces Das Central Hotel in Sölden, new hiking, running and biking trails criss-cross the mountains, and those with a love of heights can make the most of several innovative via ferrata routes.NEW ACCOMMODATION
    Retro Henri Hotel in KitzbühelDivided into seven categories, 84 rooms, from Petite Cabinets to XL Studios, are accommodated in the new Henri Hotel next to Kitzbühel railway station. Guests can look forward to a welcoming, retro style with warm hospitality and modern comforts. The hotel kitchen serves a hearty breakfast, a Tirolean ‘Marend’, or snacks, during the day, and a late-night drink in the evening. Guests can also relax in the small Henri Spa & Gym complete with sauna, steam bath, indoor pool and gym after a day exploring the alps.
    Stay surrounded by nature, at Kurblhof Leutasch in SeefeldThe recently renovated Kurblhof in Leutasch offers plenty of space in which to relax. Young hotelier, Theresa Klimitsch, already runs the multi-award-winning Bio-Landpension Monika opposite; she has recently expanded her range of services with the addition of an organic-wooden house. Seven comfortable apartments, with stunning clay and silver-fir walls, are housed in the Kurblhof, powered and heated by geothermal energy and solar power. All units have a kitchen and sofa bed, while the top floor features saunas and a relaxation room with views of the Kurblhang. A farm shop with organic specialities from the region, massage room, yoga and exercise room and a large natural garden complete the facilities on offer.
    Wellness area at Family Resort Buchau in AchenseeNestled between the peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains and glittering Lake Achensee, Familienresort Buchau will open a new wellness area with infinity pool and sun deck in May 2024. The children’s water world and private beach (directly on the shore of Lake Achensee) are also being expanded. Guests will be able to look forward to relaxing in spherical loungers and comfy recliners by the lake. New suites, including the exclusive penthouse suite, will also ensure future magical holiday moments. retreat in KaiserwinklLake Walchsee in Kaiserwinkl is set to welcome a superb new hotel on its shores. Walchsee Aktivresort is adding a Lakeside Annexe, home to 22 luxurious suites with exclusive facilities and direct access to the reflective waters. The hotel’s own restaurant offers an impressive breakfast buffet in the morning and fine dining in the evening, all accompanied by views of the lake. When there, sign up to the “Move & Relax” programme, which offers a varied exercise itinerary in nature and in the resort.
    Relaxed stay at Der LERMOOSER in Tiroler Zugspitz ArenaUnder the roof of a listed railway station, in Lermoos, Der LERMOOSER offers eight rooms with 26 beds, a modern communal kitchen, a welcoming waiting room, and a kiosk that is also open to non-residents. Der LERMOOSER is somewhere between a hotel and a bed and breakfast, wrapped in a homely and comfortable style that accommodates singles and families alike. All this can be found at the foot of Mount Zugspitze, a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers and nature lovers.
    BIGSEVEN holiday apartments in PillerseetalThe new BIGSEVEN holiday apartments are centrally located at the foot of the Buchensteinwand, with the imposing Jakobskreuz in Tirol’s Pillerseetal as a backdrop. All apartments come with spacious private balconies and a warming sauna with views of the surrounding mountains. The two “Panorama” and “Panorama Luxe” holiday apartments offer plenty of space and creature comforts, and have everything guests need to feel at home. Plus, services such as fresh bread deliveries, mountain railway tickets, and guided activities and equipment hire can be booked directly on site.
    Peaceful retreat at Haus Aerli in EhrwaldSimple and unpretentious on the outside, airy and clear on the inside – welcome to the new Aerli, a small residential and apartment building in Ehrwald, in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. Large panoramic windows, local materials, a façade made of natural wood and three pitched roofs create the modern interpretation of a Tirolean hay barn. Guests can rent three holiday apartments for two to four people, or the whole house, and enjoy a retreat with sauna, swimming pond and small library.
    Adult-only stay in Wipptal ValleyAn old farmhouse in Navis, in the Wipptal Valley, has been completely renovated and will soon be welcoming guests (adults only) in three holiday apartments known as ‘Stadl’. Situated at 1,500 metres above sea level, the Feiserhof is the ideal destination for mountain sports enthusiasts. The holiday apartments are furnished in modern style, fully equipped and all have a balcony or terrace.
    Sustainable concept at Zellrooms in ZillertalThe new Zellrooms in the centre of Zell am Ziller in the Zillertal valley now plants a tree for every night spent in an apartment. The host’s fundamental concept is simple: everyone can make a small contribution to a sustainable approach to nature. As a result, the four newly built holiday apartments for two to four people are not only stylishly furnished and fully equipped, but also created in accordance with a sustainable philosophy.
    Panorama-Schützensteig trail at Glungezer in Hall-Wattens RegionThe new circular Panorama-Schützensteig trail in the Hall-Wattens region leads from the Tulfein cable car mountain station via the Hirschvogelsteig to Bärenbaderjöchl and back to the original starting point. The route is approximately four-and-a-half kilometres with an elevation difference of around 250 metres (and takes nearly two hours) on Mount Glungezer. While hiking, enjoy fantastic views of the Inntal Valley and the opposing Karwendel mountains. Thanks to its easy accessibility, the trail is suitable for all ability levels.
    The sunny Sunnenseite’n trail in StubaitalGuests can now hike on the sunny slopes of the Stubaital Valley on the new Sunnenseite’n trail from Fulpmes to Neustift. A suspension bridge longer than hundred metres forms the trail’s highlight, offering views of Neustift and the head of the valley with the Stubai Glacier. The trail is 7.5 kilometres long and leads from the middle station of the Schlick2000 Hiking Centre in Fulpmes along a new forest path to Kartnall Guesthouse in Neustift. Thanks to its sunny location at medium altitude, the Sunnenseite’n Weg is accessible almost all year round.
    Mountain Biking
    Kaunertal signposts and authorises mountain bike routes for the first timeFrom summer 2024, Kaunertal Valley in the Tirolean uplands has officially signposted and authorised mountain bike routes for the very first time. The predominantly leisurely tours lead along forest trails to scenic locations and include great places to stop for refreshments at mountain huts. Choose from routes to the Aifner Alm, Mount Langetsberg or the Kaltenbrunn Pilgrimage Circuit.
    An ambitious ride on the Marchkopf Tour in ZillertalA new connection leading to the Rastkogelhütte offers a varied route via Sidanjoch and the Zillertaler Höhenstraße Alpine Road. The Marchkopf Tour is 43.6 kilometres long and, with 1,980 metres of ascent and a duration of more than five hours, it is relatively challenging. Ambitious bikers can even extend the tour to a mega ride encompassing five mountain passes, 76 kilometres in length, and 3,720 metres in altitude.
    Thrilling “Silva Trails” in Galtür, Paznaun-IschglFrom summer 2024, the new “Silva Trails” Bike Trail Park in Galtür will offer a range of paths from easy flows to technically challenging single tracks, as well as special routes for children and families. Home to a circuit, a practice area, two jump lines, pump track and four trails, the park is perfect for beginners and experienced bikers alike. Thrills are guaranteed thanks to a gradient of 2-10% on the trail that descends from 1,970 metres to 1,630 metres above sea level.
    Two fun trails in Tiroler Zugspitz ArenaA new flow trail on the Grubigstein in Lermoos provides biking excitement for every skill level. Take the Grubigstein cable car or ride up the mountain via the forest road, where guests will find the 2.8-kilometre new Bachl Trail at the middle station. Enjoy numerous bends, rollers and jumps – all of which provide adrenalin-inducing fun, while various lines offer great entertainment for beginners and advanced riders. In addition, the Schlägle Trail has undergone a major reshape; it offers an improved descent while retaining its natural character.
    First adaptable via ferrata in NaudersThe new Goldgrat via ferrata in Nauders, on the Reschen Pass, not only offers expansive, sweeping views, but its design allows it to be adapted to different levels of ability. Featuring five stations, it teaches climbers the most important basics of via ferrata climbing, making the route from Goldgrat to the 2,912-metre high Bergkastelspitze, the first educational via ferrata trail in the Alps with guests being able to improve as they climb.
    A family-friendly climbing area in St. Jodok in WipptalThe new climbing area at Stafflacher Wand in St. Jodok in the Wipptal Valley is ideal for families and easily accessible by public transport, thanks to its proximity to St. Jodok railway station. The six sections of routes, with difficulty levels ranging from three to nine, means both climbing novices and pros will be in their element.
    Bigger climbing area at Verpeil Gorge in KaunertalImpressive rock formations and numerous boulders make climbing in the Kaunertal Valley in the Tirolean uplands particularly attractive, which is why the programme has now been extensively expanded. The family friendly “Verpeilschlucht” climbing area, with 15 new routes, has been created at the entrance to the Verpeilschlucht Gorge in the main town of Feichten. A 140-metre-long climbing route is also being built on the rock face in Feichten, which is more than 100 metres high. The new attraction is rounded off by the spectacular “Schwarzwand” viewing platform.
    Trail Running
    Five fresh trail running routes in Erste Ferienregion in ZillertalDiscover five new trail running routes in the Erste Ferienregion in the Zillertal Valley, inviting keen runners to explore as they run on fantastic Alpine trails up to Kellerjoch, through the mountain landscapes of Hochfügen, or over a long mountain ridge to three peaks in the upper Zillertal Valley. Several of the routes can be combined; easier or harder trail running laps can be completed depending on mood and fitness level.
    An original Cross-Trail powered by LEKI in Paznaun-Ischgl“Cross Trail” is the name of the most original form of trail running, and the Paznaun-Ischgl region will be offering the perfect route from summer 2024. Nine new, signposted tracks lead through technically challenging and often rocky terrain. The starting points for the tours, which combine brisk hiking with running in the high mountains, are the cable car stations or bus stops in Paznaun. Plus, LEKI poles are available for hire in the sports shops in the valley.
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    Cloudbeds unveils inaugural State of Hostels report

    Cloudbeds, the hospitality management platform powering more reservations and happier guests for independent lodging businesses around the globe, has released its inaugural State of Hostels report.
    The first-of-its-kind report draws on extensive data, research, as well as daily interactions with hostels around the world to share insights and trends in travel for 2024.
    Stephan Leuenberger, Head of Market Development, Hostels, at Cloudbeds, said: “Over the last few years, we’ve seen hostelers navigate the pandemic and push toward full recovery amid rising costs and inflation. Despite higher prices, consumers have demonstrated a determination to travel and a desire for distinctive experiences only hostels can provide.
    “As our findings reveal, 2024 will be the year of chasing demand for hostels. This means monitoring market trends and travel patterns closely to determine who is traveling and how best to capture the business.
    “Having powered hostels for over a decade, we’re honored to serve this segment of the lodging industry and reveal what it will take for hostels to grow their market share and boost profitability in 2024.”ADVERTISEMENTKey findings from the report include:
    Hostels are outpacing other types of accommodations in terms of occupancy rates, as economic uncertainty and inflation drive travelers to more budget-friendly options.Average daily rates (ADR) for private rooms have grown across all regions, while LATAM saw a decrease in dorm ADR as private rooms became more affordable for North American and European travelers.Globally, revenue per available bed (RevPAB) has outperformed revenue per available room (RevPAR) in terms of growth, indicating the value of shared spaces and their rising popularity among travelers.
    Leveraging a wealth of aggregated and anonymized data from across the globe, Cloudbeds has also identified six emerging trends poised to reshape the travel landscape for hostelers and the wider lodging industry in 2024.
    These include a resurgence in lagging market segments, an uptick in inflation-busting travel hacks, and new spins on experiential travel. In addition, Cloudbeds anticipates continued growth in the short-term rental sector (despite rumors to the contrary), new efficiencies driven by generative AI, and growing demand for new skills among next-generation hostelers.
    Cloudbeds’ insights are underpinned by data from 3,000 properties across 95+ countries, in four regions: North America, Latin America (including Mexico), Europe, and Asia-Pacific. The company has tracked key performance metrics over a five-year period, from 2019 through 2023.
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    PATA Unveils Comprehensive Visitor Forecasts for Asia Pacific 2024-2026

    Following the release of the PATA Executive Summary Forecasts Report for the years 2024 to 2026 released earlier last month, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) released a more comprehensive Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2024-2026 report, taking a deeper dive into growth projections, focusing on the source market-destination pairs from 2024 to 2026 for each of the three Asia Pacific destination sub-regions. This report covers 39 destinations within Asia Pacific forecasting from 2024 up to 2026 in a series of three possible scenarios.
    PATA CEO Noor Ahmad Hamid points out that, “While most destinations within the Asia Pacific region are rebounding strongly and moving closer to pre-pandemic levels, this forecast report highlights the significant changes as experienced by the individual destinations. Therefore, it is important to understand this trend which will impact the future growth for respective destinations as compared to the overall region.”
    Under the medium scenario, international visitor arrivals (IVAs) to Asia Pacific are expected to increase from 619 million in 2024 to 762 million in 2026, with a recovery rate of 111.6% compared to the 2019 level. Asia will lead the recovery, with visitor arrivals reaching 564.0 million, followed by the Americas with 167.7 million and the Pacific with 30.4 million by 2026, highlighting the region’s resilience and growing potential as a travel destination.
    In interpreting the Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2024-2026 report, it is crucial to note that the data should not be viewed holistically, as destinations are undergoing recovery at varying paces. Each destination has its unique dynamics, contributing to diverse percentage changes in international visitor arrivals. For example, while numerous Pacific destinations are experiencing robust recovery, their numerical figures understandably differ in scale when compared to larger destinations globally. In analysing the forecasted growth, it becomes evident that understanding the nuanced recovery patterns of individual destinations is imperative for a comprehensive perspective on the evolving landscape of tourism in the Asia Pacific region. PATA emphasises the significance of observing the specific recovery rates and trends for each destination, as they shape the overall narrative of the region’s tourism resurgence.
    Out of 39 destinations covered in the report, 34 are predicted to recover to pre-pandemic levels, with Japan and the Maldives topping the fastest-recovering destinations chart. Japan is forecast to welcome 49.3 million visitors by 2026, which is 155% more than the 2019 number. The Maldives is expected to host 2.5 million visitors, indicating a 148% recovery rate to pre-pandemic levels. With this in mind, the visitor arrivals recoveries in the region call for appropriate destination management strategies.ADVERTISEMENTChina, the US, the UK, and Australia are expected to maintain their leading positions as major source markets of IVAs to the Asia Pacific region, all of which are forecast to recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2024, fuelled by their economic growth potentials.
    Noor added, “The ramifications for destination marketing organisations (DMOs) to be more agile, flexible and robust to quick changes in the marketplace, especially output from the source market will play a crucial role on which destination will perform better than the other in the coming years. Destination marketeers and policy makers must understand that what they do in 2023, might no longer work from this year onwards, as the travel market shifts expeditiously while consumer buying power depends very much upon user-generated content (UGC). In this regard, understanding the PATA forecast report, which takes into consideration various key factors such as economic indicators, travel capacity, etc., will be crucial.”
    What you will learn from this report:
    Forecast international visitor numbers for Asia Pacific between 2024 and 2026 by destination region, sub-region, and destination, highlighting changing opportunities in the post-COVID era;Forecasts and growth patterns for 39 individual destinations facilitating the development of appropriate strategies over the next three years; andHighlights of the key source markets within each Asia Pacific destination region over the forecast period of 2024 to 2026.The PATA Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2024-2026 is now available at

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    Frontier Canada Unveils Exciting 2024 Escapes and Social Media Initiatives

    Frontier Canada, a tailor-made tour operator, is unveiling its new lineup of 2024 itineraries focusing on Newfoundland, Quebec, and Ontario. The company aims to offer travelers unique experiences, including visits to remote areas such as Northern Quebec and the Forgotten Coast of Newfoundland. Additionally, Frontier Canada is launching social media campaigns highlighting Atlantic Canada and Ottawa.
    Tailor-made tour operator Frontier Canada is launching an exciting array of 2024 itineraries in Newfoundland, Quebec, and Ontario. Currently running online, the specialist is also enticing travellers through social media campaigns exploring Atlantic Canada and the capital of Ottawa. From rugged coastlines and majestic mountains to cities full of surprises and remote outports that might soon be disappearing, the specialists’ new offerings promise to unlock the wonders of the Great White North.
    Jeremy Timms, Managing Director of Frontier Canada, comments, “2024 is an exceptional year to book a trip to Canada, with peak Northern Lights viewing and the total solar eclipse elevating the country’s natural wonders to a whole new level.  Authentic journeys of discovery: our latest trips visit some of the more remote reaches of this fascinating nation, including Northern Quebec, which is home to the Inuit, and Newfoundland, the province’s Forgotten Coast dotted with tiny isolated communities. We’ve even located some hidden gems in Canada’s capital. From a miniature gallery to an Indigenous cultural agritourism farm, there’s something for everyone’s bucket list in Ottawa.”
    With WestJet set to launch new direct flights of under six hours from London Gatwick to St. John’s, Newfoundland, in May, holidays exploring Canada’s Happy Province will be all the more tempting. The 11-night Newfoundland Circumnavigation Cruise—a new addition to the Frontier Canada collection for 2024—docks in Francois, a car-free remote outpost that is only accessible by boat or helicopter. Hiking through the surrounding hills will undoubtedly give travellers an appetite for the community kitchen parties, with drinks, dancing, and a chance to meet all of its 65 friendly locals, making this a memorable port of call. The Bonavista Peninsula, L’Anse Aux Meadows, Gros Morne National Park, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon—the last piece of French territory in North America—and the First Nations community of Miawpukek are additional highlights.
    The perfect year to visit, 2024, also marks the 75th anniversary of Newfoundland joining Canada, the province once a British colony. Adventure Canada cruise from £8,495pp (two sharing) with Frontier Canada, including cruise accommodation, guided activities, all meals, port and park fees, and return flights. Departing June 16. Starts and ends in St. John’s.ADVERTISEMENT
    Frontier Canada’s Worth The Wander social media campaign is currently putting a spotlight on the whole of Atlantic Canada. This year, Anne of Green Gables: The Musical™ is returning to Prince Edward Island’s Charlottetown Festival (June 19–August 31; Confederation Centre of the Arts), and 2024 will mark the 150th birthday of the novel’s author, Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30), the province offering inspirational literary tours visiting historic and inspirational sites. In neighbouring Nova Scotia, the southwest region will be abuzz with Acadian culture when Yarmouth’s nine-day Acadian World Congress (August 10–18) rolls around. Combine a visit to both provinces on a tailor-made, bespoke fly-drive. Prices available on request. Follow #WorthTheWander on Facebook and Instagram for more Atlantic Canada updates.

    With magnificent waterways made for cruising, 140 stunning gardens, and more than 497 miles of multi-use pathways, summer is the ideal time to visit Ottawa. Save up to £100 on stays of three nights or more at up to 13 hotels, including the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, and book Frontier Canada’s new 4-night Discover Canada’s Capital Ottawa City Break. The offer applies to travel from July 03 to August 31, 2024. Book by March 31. Subject to availability. T&C’s apply. From £1,495pp (two sharing) with Frontier Canada including all accommodation and return flights. Made for the curious traveller, follow #OhOttawa on Facebook and Instagram to unearth surprises in the city, including the Mādahòkì Indigenous cultural agritourism farm, which hosts festivals to mark every season, and OMG, Ottawa’s miniature gallery. Showcasing artists from Ottawa and beyond, the dollhouse-size art exhibition is curated by Jennifer Kelly with OMG regularly popping up all over the city.

    Nicknamed “Québec’s secret Arctic wonderland,” Frontier Canada is offering wildlife adventures in Nunavik’s uninhabited Gyrfalcon Islands in Ungava Bay. A brand new experience starting this summer, guests of Ungava Polar Eco-Tours will spend six nights hiking, fat-biking, and boating their way around this undiscovered region alongside Inuit guides. While polar bears might be the most exciting wildlife to spot, this remote location offers encounters aplenty, including the chance to view seals, musk ox, and beluga whales. Aside from the abundance of wildlife, the area is renowned for its magnificent Northern Lights displays, and 2024 is an opportune time to visit. From now through October, solar activity will be at the peak of its 11-year cycle, with more intense and impressive displays of Aurora borealis expected during the Solar Maximum. Ungava Polar Ecot
    On April 08, a total solar eclipse will pass over central and eastern Canada. One of the ultimate viewing points, Ontario’s impressive Niagara Falls, is expecting over three minutes of totality starting at 3:18 p.m. Hotels are filling up fast, so Frontier Canada is urging travellers to book now—the tour operator’s four-night Toronto and Niagara Falls Experience, priced from £2,040pp (two sharing), including all accommodation, guided tours, transfers, and return flights. Starts and ends in Toronto. The path of totality also includes other parts of Ontario, along with Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. Prices for tailor-made itineraries available on request.
    Frontier Canada (020 8776 8709; [email protected];  ATOL PROTECTED No 5405 ABTA W3207.our adventure with Frontier Canada from £9,525pp (two sharing) including all accommodation, all meals, guided activities, a direct flight from Montreal to Kuujjuaq, and return flights. Departures August through September. Starts and ends in Montreal.

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    Travel provider and sellers overlooking opportunity to embrace female audience potential – WayAway

    Travel search comparison website WayAway is calling on the travel industry to embrace and place greater value on female audiences following a recent survey of 2,477 statistically relevant female travellers in the United States.
    The results of the survey showed that 82% of travel decisions are made by women – with only 10% saying that their partner planned the whole trip. This matches other previous credible studies revealing the importance of females in the trip planning phase that is not reflected in how the travel industry creates and markets travel products.
    Meanwhile the results of the survey from WayAway – whose website provides discount and even cashback travel options to travellers – provide more insight into the types of holidays females take, revealing that half of them traveled at least once last year with children and / or their partner, whilst only 29% travelled alone.
    Whilst a majority report positive travel experiences, nonetheless 17% reported not having enough time to themselves and, more worryingly, 13% said they now needed another vacacion to recover – and 8% said they did not include any activities for themselves during their holiday.
    Janis Dzenis, Director of Communications for WayAway comments: “The current range of travel services and search & booking tools available to women do not ‘inspire inclusion’ – the International Women’s Day theme for 2024 – in any way. That despite the fact that, as our research shows, 82% of family trips are booked by a woman. There’s an economic as well as a moral case for targeting female travellers here that almost our whole industry is ignoring.ADVERTISEMENT“Equally it seems that the whole concept of holiday and relaxation – certainly in a family environment – seems to be somewhat unequal for women with 13% saying they need another holiday at the end and 8% not getting to include activities for themselves. I don’t think we need to survey the guys to find out they have a rather different experience!
    “Travel service providers, tour operators and travel intermediaries should be thinking about how to create products that ensure female travellers, particularly those travelling with children, are able to have a more equitable experience. That’s not an easy task, we know, but right now we don’t see anyone trying to fulfill what would seem, on the surface at least, to be more than just a niche.”

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