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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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Trans BC Enduro: Day Three, Golden – Day of Steeps

Day Three of the Trans BC Enduro presented by Stages Cycling defined “steep” in unfathomable ways when racers were confronted with the decision to commit and grip, slide and ride, or scamper down Mount 7, host of the legendary Psychosis race, 1998-2008. That was some of the hardest, steepest shit I have ever …

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