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The Informed Traveler Podcast is part of the Informed Traveler Radio Show heard every Sunday on Corus Radio in Edmonton and Calgary. It's Western Canada’s Premiere Travel Radio Show, where our goal is to help you become a more informed traveler.

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    • Places & Travel

The Informed Traveler Podcast is part of the Informed Traveler Radio Show heard every Sunday on Corus Radio in Edmonton and Calgary. It's Western Canada’s Premiere Travel Radio Show, where our goal is to help you become a more informed traveler.

    Travelport's COVID Travel Info Website, The Wedgewood Hotel and Spa and Exploring Edmonton

    Travelport's COVID Travel Info Website, The Wedgewood Hotel and Spa and Exploring Edmonton

    In this episode, we'll learn about Travelport's COVID19 information website where you can find out about all the different protocols and restrictions in place regarding airlines, etc. Plus we’ll head to the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa in Vancouver to congratulate them on being named Tripadvisor’s #1 Luxury Hotel in Canada recently and since this is the summer of the road trip we’ll get some road trip or staycation ideas from Explore Edmonton.

    • 28 min
    Travel Insurance and COVID19, the Rimrock Resort and Saskatchewan Mystique

    Travel Insurance and COVID19, the Rimrock Resort and Saskatchewan Mystique

    In this episode we’re going to talk about travel insurance during this COVID pandemic. Our resident travel consultant Ken Stewart from Crowfoot Travel Solutions will answer a few questions and scenarios to see what’s covered and what isn’t. Travel writer Jody Robbins will join us as well to share her experience spending a few nights at the Rimrock Resort in Banff. And as our summer of the road trip continues, LicenseToRide.ca founder Phoenix Phillips will be with us to talk about his latest ride through Saskatchewan. 

    • 28 min
    Indigenous Tourism, The St Eugene Resort and Can the Cruise Industry Survive COVID19

    Indigenous Tourism, The St Eugene Resort and Can the Cruise Industry Survive COVID19

    In this episode the Cruise Guru, David Yeskel, joins us to discuss the latest news in the cruise industry. What they’re doing to survive this COVID crisis and get some insight on when we can cruise again and what it will look like. Plus we’ll head to the St Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, near Cranbrook BC. They are celebrating 20 years this year and are welcoming all Canadians to visit. And the Indigenous Tourism Association is launching a new campaign called Escape From Home, so we’ll learn more about the campaign and about some of the unique tours that are available.

    • 27 min
    Checking In: The Book, Charming Inns and Visiting RMH National Site

    Checking In: The Book, Charming Inns and Visiting RMH National Site

    In this episode, our ongoing theme of the summer of the road trip continues as we head to one of Park Canada’s National Historic Sites located near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Plus we’ll learn all about the Charming Inns of Alberta, who they are, where they are and what they offer. And we’ll share a new book with you called Checking In: Bringing the Hotel Home which highlights a number of different luxury hotels from around the world, it’s also a fundraising effort to help out various organizations during this COVD pandemic. Authors Alexandra Seitz and Kissa Castaneda will join us

    • 28 min
    Travel Rewards, Celebrating Pina Colada Day and Near Not Far Tours

    Travel Rewards, Celebrating Pina Colada Day and Near Not Far Tours

    In this episode, if you like Pina Coladas the place to be on July 10 would be Puerto Rico because it's Pina Colada Day. Puerto Rico opens its borders to tourists again on July 15 so we’ll find out what the protocols are and celebrate Pina Colada Day with Discover Puerto Rico. Plus Wolf Paunic, President of Trafalgar Canada will join us to share their 3 new tours in Canada for Canadians called the Near Not Far Limited Series. And we’ll talk about Travel Rewards with Rewards Canada founder Patrick Sojka about whether you should use those travel rewards now or save them for travel later. 

    • 28 min
    Quarantine Alternatives, RV tips & Traveling Through BC

    Quarantine Alternatives, RV tips & Traveling Through BC

    In this episode; we’ll chat with Destination BC about the “10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly in BC This Summer.” Plus we’ll talk with the folks from Canadream about their Canadream Trip Planner and other useful tips for taking an RV trip this summer. And IATA, the International Air Transport Association recently came out with some alternatives to the 14 day quarantine that Canada has in place so we'll discuss some of those alternatives.

    • 27 min

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