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Is there a beached whale in Paris right now?

PARIS — A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Or maybe not. A Belgian artists’ collective installed a very real-looking, life-size whale sculpture Friday alongside the Seine River, eliciting surprise and concern from tourists and Parisians alike. Bart …

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Universal Orlando Resort unveils new Canadian resident package

ORLANDO — For Canadians only, Universal Orlando Resort is offering a three-park vacation package starting at US$99 per adult, per night. This five-night package includes hotel accommodations at a nearby Universal Partner Hotel, five-day access to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and ‘Universal’s Volcano Bay, early park admission …

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Travel outlook more resilient as global tourism jumps 6%

TORONTO — International tourism worldwide is up 6% with industry confidence “reaching its highest levels in a decade”, according to the World Tourism Organization. The latest stats suggest that 2017’s travellers, while wary of negative events like terror attacks, are inclined to push on with their travel plans as regions …

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Rocky Mountaineer departures affected by raging B.C. wildfires

VANCOUVER — Wildfires are currently making their way across British Columbia, prompting the province to issue a state of emergency. Monitoring the situation closely is Rocky Mountaineer, which operates train journeys through B.C., Alberta and the Pacific Northwest. According to an alert on the company’s website, due to the wildfires …

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