Vodka-infused cupcakes, napping and pool time in Cancun

Posted 27 weeks 1 day ago | By Mike Fisher | Tagged in Cancun, Mexico, humour

I start my quest for wellness while we’re visiting friends along Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Am I doing yoga? No. I’m eating vodka-infused cupcakes. I’ve decided this is breakfast, so, hey, at least it’s a culinary stretch. For some, wellness is a relaxing treatment at one of the Riviera Maya’s many resort spas. For others, it’s a spiritual experience in the region’s round, igloo-like stone temazcals, overseen by Mayan priests. For even others, it’s practising downward dog on the turquoise...

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The Poser’s Guide to Après-Ski

Posted 30 weeks 1 day ago | By Shelley Arnusch

Even if you don’t ski, you can still partake in après-ski, the stint of socializing that begins after the last run of the day. It’s the quintessential mountain town experience. As with any unfamiliar social situation, it’s best not to go in blind. Après-ski is a laid-back affair, but it’s still possible to make the kinds of missteps that will out you as an interloper. The following tips will help you infiltrate any après-ski scene, even if the most hard-core part of your day...

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A look back at the wackiest travel moments in 2013

Posted 32 weeks 2 days ago | By Lucas Aykroyd

Most travellers want a normal, relaxing vacation. However, bizarre travel-related promotions, incidents and trends permeated the news in 2013. Let’s look back at some of the wackiest. Pampered animals We treat animals like people and our furry friends are especially popular on the Internet, but they've really taken the spotlight this year. For instance, we’ve already got the Oscars and Grammys — do we really need the Giant Panda Zoo Awards? Well, apparently, yes. The...

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WestJetters and Santa make Christmas wishes come true

Posted 33 weeks 2 days ago | By Diana Ng

If you've been good, Santa will find you even if you don't have milk and cookies ready or a chimney for him to climb down. This year, he got to work early at Toronto Pearson International Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, where he paid a virtual visit to passengers waiting to board flights to Calgary, AB. Calgary-bound passengers at the boarding areas got a chance to tell Santa what they wanted for...

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Corporate travel by the numbers

Posted 39 weeks 21 hours ago | By Anne Dimon

US$40,000 A one-night stay in the penthouse suite at the Four Seasons Hotel New York. US$266 billion The projected worth of U.S. business travel in 2013. 21,615 Conventions are held every year in Las Vegas alone. US$2,740 What a typical U.S. business traveller spends on a business trip. 17.4 The average number of round-trip flights a Canadian business traveller takes per year. 45.5 The average number of...

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Winner of the Natural Wonders Gallery photo contest

Posted 39 weeks 2 days ago | By Diana Ng | Tagged in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico

We received hundreds of entries for our Natural Wonders Gallery photo contest and you certainly made the job difficult for our judges. We received incredible shots of people, places and adventures from all over the WestJet universe. Here is winner Eileen Redding's photo of a pelican in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Tony Carnevale, director of the gallery, says: “All the images submitted for the contest are wonderful and it was very tough to...

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Guests can now find WestJet's menu in up! magazine

Posted 43 weeks 1 day ago | By Diana Ng

When you fly you’ll notice that the menu has been rolled into up! magazine (except on WestJet Encore flights). You can have a peek at the buy-on-board food and entertainment menu to see what’s available on your flight. To make in-flight dining even more convenient, guests can order and pay for their meals ahead of time — up to 48 hours before departure time — with the...

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Sarah Brightman on tour

Posted 46 weeks 1 day ago | By Mandy Savoie

Sarah Brightman has topped the charts and sold 30 million albums worldwide with her brand of classical crossover pop. The songstress has recently been in the news for her latest endeavor, tackling space. Brightman, 52, has dropped a staggering $31 million for her part in the three-person team heading to the International Space Station for eight days in 2015. Before heading out of the stratosphere, Brightman is touring...

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Lyell Farquarson

Posted 46 weeks 2 days ago | By Shelley Arnusch

I’ve been with WestJet: since August 2012. My official title is: Vice-President of Sales. What that really means is: I’m responsible for all the sales that come through our partnership channels, including travel management companies, travel agencies, tour operators, wholesalers and group incentives. I also work with our code-share partners on sales opportunities and corporate accounts. Lyell, tell us what’s new...

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Tequila meets sushi at Mexico's Rosewood Mayakoba Resort

Posted 46 weeks 5 days ago | By Anne Dimon

Weddings and honeymoons are commonplace in Mexico's romantic Riviera Maya, but here’s one match we wouldn’t have expected: tequila and sushi. Tequila Sushi Sundays are now offered at Rosewood Mayakoba Resort’s Agave Azul Restaurant. A five-course offering partners premium tequilas selected by tequilier Miguel Balam with dishes created by sushi master chef Yuder Velazquez. The pairings work, says Balam,...

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