There are 15 Best Western hotels in the Maritimes as listed here. Most are of the “Best Western Plus” type and a few are simply “Best Western”. There are some good Best Western Rewards promotions currently including an interesting credit card offer. If you have any summer travel plans that involve Best Westerns, these might help you get some added value from your stays. [Read more…]
I’ve been keeping an eye on airfare to Europe for several years and lately it seems good fares are a lot easier to come by. I remember scoring a fare of $504 from Halifax to Copenhagen and out of Stockholm on Icelandair in 2008. A few years later a fare of $549 to Glasgow appeared for a short while and we nabbed it. We thought we might never beat those. However, at least today, there are quite a few in that ballpark. [Read more…]
Choice Hotels is another chain with quite a few properties in the Maritimes. Brands include Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, and Econo Lodge among others. The Ascend Collection includes hotels that one might not be aware are even affiliated with a chain, such as the Inn on the Lake in Fall River, NS. Here’s a directory of Choice hotels in Canada. [Read more…]
There are quite a few Wyndham hotels in the Maritimes. These include brands such as Super 8, Ramada, Travelodge, Days Inn, Howard Johnson and others. The Wyndham website includes a directory so you can check out the locations. There are currently two promotions that might come in handy if your summer travel plans includes one of these hotels. [Read more…]
WestJet has some great deals Moncton to Toronto on select dates into October. The best prices seem to be on Mondays and Fridays at as low as $92.80 one-way. For example, August 15-19 for a total of $185.60 return. That’s a crazy good deal and as with any such deals, it could disappear in a moment.
For a long time I did not pay much attention to points and miles because I thought it would take an eternity to earn enough to redeem for something worthwhile. The turning point was a Priority Club (now IHG) online geography trivia contest. Miraculously, I won a nice bunch of points. Sadly, the contest ended prematurely due to some nasty hackers but winning those points was the push I needed. I’ve since learned that collecting points and miles in a serious way requires the right approach and attitude. [Read more…]
This will be a blog with travel deals and tips for people in the Maritimes. Hopefully soon…