The reality about journey hacks, together with the most effective day to e book a flight

The very best day to e book flights?

Expedia has launched its annual Air Journey Hacks Report. Its greatest discovering? Reserving a global flight on Sunday as a substitute of Friday will prevent, on common, 15 per cent. However for those who see a very good deal, don’t maintain out till Sunday in hopes it should get higher. Earlier this 12 months, Google analyzed its personal knowledge and concluded that there’s no magic day for reasonable tickets (sorry) and that bookings made on Sundays value nominally greater than these made on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. The 2 reviews additionally supplied contrasting recommendation on the most effective departure day. The rationale for the discrepancy could also be that Google’s report displays 5 years of information, whereas Expedia solely pulled knowledge from 2019 and 2022, doubtlessly higher reflecting the realities of post-pandemic journey. In truth, there was just one factor the 2 reviews agreed on: Keep away from last-minute bookings. In response to Expedia, you’ll save 10 per cent on common by reserving worldwide flights six months prematurely.

Delicacies within the county

Prince Edward County, Ont., is famend for its farm-to-table eating, an ethos that might be celebrated throughout Countylicious (Nov. 2 to 22). This 12 months’s culinary occasion sees 15 eating places providing prix fixe menus for lunch ($20 to $30) or dinner ($45 to $60), with taking part spots together with the Drake Devonshire, Bocado and Hartleys Tavern. For those who’d wish to make an entire getaway of it, spend two nights and you may as well save: Reserving lodging with a taking part StayPEC member provides you with $50 off eating at a Countylicious venue throughout the occasion.

Solely in Europe — and downtown T.O.

Can’t make it to France for fancy spa pampering? You will discover it near dwelling on the Ritz-Carlton Toronto’s Spa myBlend, which lately turned the one North American location to supply therapies utilizing Clarins’ solely redone myBlend line. It joins the ranks of only some luxurious European spots, resembling Paris’s Le Royal Monceau Raffles and Monaco’s Thermes Marins, to have these magnificence companies, which faucet the brand new skincare merchandise alongside high-tech instruments (like an LED face masks resembling a glowing android face).

Journey with professional adventurers

Transfer over, celeb cruises: Skilled-led adventures are taking on, with scientists, writers and photographers bringing their experience to small group excursions. With its Designated Journey Assortment, Canadian Geographic Adventures has paired ambassadors from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society with tour operators. In Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, Can Geo photographer-in-residence Scott Forsyth will be a part of visitors on a six-day “horsepacking” journey with Banff Path Riders in June, for instance, whereas in Peru, filmmaker Jill Heinerth will lead Exodus Travels’ November 2023 departure. Lastly, this one truly is a cruise: TV persona/adventurer Bear Grylls would be the speaker aboard Cunard’s 12-night Alaska itinerary in June, as a part of the corporate’s Insights program.


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