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Cheapflights.com Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

In honor of Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, Cheapflights.com has compiled their list of Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations.  The LGBT movement has made much progress over the years.  For example, in Canada, same-sex civil marriage rights have been in effect since 2005.  So for those planning their big day, here are the top spots in North America and South America that are sure to offer up the best possible location for a smashing wedding and where their union will be officially recognized.

 

Washington, D.C. is a spectacular location and, while they have only had legalized same-sex marriage since 2009, there are plenty of accepting venues and hotels for the nuptials.  For those who want the French connection, but cannot get married in Paris, Montreal offers a great alternative.  Provincetown, Massachusetts is a gay-friendly destination with beaches and a thriving nightlife.  New York is, of course, New York.  What more is there to say?  And for those who want some South American flare, Buenos Aires, Argentina is the place to be.  For those who wish to go to Europe, destinations include Amsterdam, Netherlands; Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; Reykjavík, Iceland; and Madrid, Spain.

 

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Cheapflights.com Top 10 Rodeo Destinations

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

With the Calgary Stampede turning 100 years old, Cheapflights.com is getting into the rodeo spirit and has compiled their Cheapflights.ca’s Top 10 Rodeos list, which span North America and France!  Of course, at the top of this list is the Calgary Stampede, which takes place in Calgary, Alberta and is one of Canada’s largest festivals and a huge draw for tourists.  There is also the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world.

 

For those who are travelling to Europe, EquiBlues in Saint-Agreve, France is a five-day festival that is in its 17th year.  Another Alberta event is the Ponoka Stampede, which is in its 76th year.  The Pendleton Roundup in Pendleton, Oregon has been going for 102 years and is a very popular event in Oregon.  There is also the Williams Lake Stampede in Williams Lake, British Columbia; Prescott Frontier Days in Prescott, Arizona; Greeley Stampede in Greeley, Colorado; Festival Western de St-Tite in Saint-Tite, Quebec; and Dodge City Days in Dodge City, Kansas.

 

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Cheapflights.com Top 10 Boardwalk Vacations

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Summer is here and that means plenty of trips to the beach.  Cheapflights.com has taken this to heart and has put together their list of Top 10 Beach Boardwalks just in time for those who are planning their summer fun.  Whether travellers are planning on enjoying July 4 on the beach or have another time of the summer in mind, there are five fabulous destinations in the US as well as five international destinations.

 

In the US beach seekers can find the best beach boardwalks spread across the country.  Try Atlantic City Boardwalk in Atlantic City, offering more than four miles of the best in hotels, dining, and shopping.  Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas, which offers a very popular entertainment park.  Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk in Brooklyn, N.Y., whose name says it all.  Wildwood Boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, with two miles or fun, five piers, and a 140-foot Ferris wheel.  Finally there is Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California.

 

International destinations include Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France; Changi Point Coastal Walk in Changi Point, Singapore; Brighton Beach in Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom; Copacabana Beach in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Gold Coast Oceanway in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

 

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Cheap Flights for Alaskan Travellers

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Those who live in Alaska like to travel around and finding cheap flights is crucial.  Of course, the new cheap flights to Hawaii that are starting in November are appealing, but there are some great destinations within the state that are also fabulous and there are some fine deals to be had.  At a time when tickets generally cost a lot more, in June, July, and August, due to the summer travel market, there are some sweet summer deals if one knows where to look.

 

Fly from Anchorage to Fairbanks on Alaska Airlines for just $218.10, available between July 10 and August 7.  At this time of year the sun is shining for many hours a day, the weather is very warm, and the Chena Hot Springs are calling.  Just be sure to purchase your tickets at least two weeks in advance to get the deal.  Another fabulous deal is round trip on Alaska Airlines from Anchorage to Kodiak for $232 between July 10 and 23.  This is a great spot for fishing.  Another deal is PenAir’s round trip flights to either Aniak or Unalakleet for $258.

 

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Top Five Tips to Find Cheap Flights from InsanelyCheapFlights.com

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

InsanelyCheapFlights.com has been pairing people up with great travel deals since 2009 and CEO Steve Oliverez have released his list of top five tips to finding cheap flights for summer travel.  The first tip on the list is to book early.  Of course, you don’t want to book too early, but you can’t count on getting last minute travel deals as generally ticket prices go up the closer you get to the flight date.  Waiting for last-minute deals doesn’t work for those who want a specific destination.

 

The next tip is to check a few different airports if you live in an area that offers options.  There can be a price difference of even a few hundred dollars between various airports.  Tip 3 is to travel light whenever possible.  If you are going on a short trip and can pack everything into one carry-on you can save a lot of money.  Whenever possible, book your flight and hotel together as these package deals often save travellers money.  Finally, try to find discounts that are frequently offered on the travel websites.

 

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InsanelyCheapFlights.com has been pairing people up with great travel deals since 2009 and CEO Steve Oliverez have released his list of top five tips to finding cheap flights for summer travel.  The first tip on the list is to book early.  Of course, you don’t want to book too early, but you can’t count on getting last minute travel deals as generally ticket prices go up the closer you get to the flight date.  Waiting for last-minute deals doesn’t work for those who want a specific destination.

 

The next tip is to check a few different airports if you live in an area that offers options.  There can be a price difference of even a few hundred dollars between various airports.  Tip 3 is to travel light whenever possible.  If you are going on a short trip and can pack everything into one carry-on you can save a lot of money.  Whenever possible, book your flight and hotel together as these package deals often save travellers money.  Finally, try to find discounts that are frequently offered on the travel websites.

 

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Canadians Find Cheaper Flights in the US

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

According to a Senate committee report on airports, called The Future of Canadian Air Travel: Toll Booth or Spark Plug, millions of Canadians are opting to fly out of American airports instead of Canadian airports because it is significantly cheaper to do so.  A report released by the Canadian Airports Council in March says a staggering 950,000 choose to depart from either Seattle or Bellingham rather than Vancouver every year.  Scott Henning is one of those people, having paid $230 for a flight from Bellingham that cost $630 from Vancouver.

 

The Senate report indicates that Canada is losing 4.5 million passengers a year to American airports each year, which has resulted in the report’s recommendation to establish a national air travel strategy.  It also recommends ending the practice of charging airports ground rent.  Senator Dennis Dawson, chair of the committee that produced the report, says that Canada is losing $1 billion per year just in air travel because so many Canadians choose to fly out of the US to find cheap flights.

 

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Cheapflights.com Compiles List of Top 10 Cities for Live Theater

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Anyone who loves the theater, especially if they love it enough to travel for it, then the new list from Cheapflight.com is a must-see.  Cheapflights.com, the online leader is finding and publishing travel deals, has compiled a list of the Top 10 Cities for Live Theater.  Of course, great theater can be found anywhere in the world, but if you want a sure bet when spending money on a trip just to see the theater, then this list is for you.

 

New York is obviously on the list, offering up Broadway and a lively theater scene.  London, England is the place to be to see Shakespeare as you can in no other p lace in the world.  Toronto, Canada also has a fantastic theater scene and it offers high-quality theater at a lower cost than New York.  Chicago is also a gem when it comes to theater, with the Loop, featuring the Goodman and Chicago theaters.  Also in the top five is Edinburgh, with an annual Fringe Festival that is known all over the world.  Other cities offering great theater include Paris, Vienna, Athens, Buenos Aires, and Beijing.

 

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Cheapflights.com Compiles List of Top 10 Cities for Live Theater

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Those travellers going to Europe for their summer vacation this year might be able to find cheap flights to get there, but once they’re there, driving around might not be so cheap.  In the past five years the price of gas has skyrocketed and many of the most popular vacation destinations have the highest prices of all, including Italy, Spain, France, and Switzerland.  Post Office research has shown that since 2007 the price of gas has increased by a staggering 82%.

 

So which country is the worst  Switzerland outdoes the others with the high cost at the pumps, but they are followed closely by France, Spain, and Italy.  The fuel prices are, on average, 13-14 p higher in mainland Europe than in the UK.  An example of the cost to vacationers is paying £1.67 per liter in Italy, which would mean that travelling 1000 km through Italy would cost £222.44.  Andrew Brown, Post Office Head of Travel Money, said that most travellers from the UK don’t seem to be deterred by the high gas prices, but with some advance planning they could save.

 

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Cheapflights.com Shows an Increase in Summer Holiday Searches

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Cheapflights.com, a leader in the publishing of online travel deals, has reported that there has been an increase of 34% in summer travel searches from April 2011 to April of this year.  Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert at Cheapflights.co.uk, said that travellers are continuing to follow their habits of travelling and vacationing during the summer season.  Hallak adds that there is a trend showing that people are booking early, particularly with families.

 

Hallak also says that despite the tough economic times, there is strong research to suggest that this has not deterred people who wish to travel during their holidays.  Cheapflights.co.uk has created a list of sun and sand destinations for summer travel, including Ibiza (GBP 93), Sharm el Sheikh (GBP 410), Croatia (GBP 72), and Turkey (GBP 124).  All flight costs are minimum costs per person for return flights.

 

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Southwest Offering Cheap Flights for Fall Travel

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Both Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways are setting up to offer cheap flights into the fall with the launch of their new sale.  Travellers can take advantage of fares starting as low as $99 for a round trip ticket.  For flights that are 500 miles or less in distance, the airlines are charging a one-way price of $49.  For flights between 501 miles and 1300 miles the fare is $99 one-way and for flights for distances greater than 1300 miles, the one-way fare is $139.

 

These cheap flights offer respite to travellers since Southwest Airlines and other major airlines have raised their base fare more than 12 times since the beginning of 2011.  the reason for the rise in base fares in the rising cost of jet fuel, which has been a major issue for airlines who are trying to cope with these increasing costs.

 

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