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March 21, 2011 | by Christina Van

The Value of a Travel Agent

The Value of a Travel Agent

Hotels, flights, car rentals, cruises, dinner reservations, tours... basically everything you need or want to do in a vacation or business trip can be booked online without any human contact whatsoever. But there are instances when the experience of a good travel agent will save you money.


Travel Concern: Cell Phone Use In-Flight Sparks Questions

Travel Concern: Cell Phone Use In-Flight Sparks Questions

A new report from the Federal Aviation Administration found no problems on foreign airlines with flight safety related to cell use in the air. This raises the questions as to whether the U.S. cellphone use ban is outdated.


Labor Day: The End of Summer

Labor Day: The End of Summer

In light of the last summer hurrah, we thought it would be fun to have a look at the history of Labor Day and share what we’ve learned.


Add Your Love of Wine to Your Smart-Device!

Add Your Love of Wine to Your Smart-Device!

Because we’re located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, where world-class vintners meet appreciative wine-lovers, we get asked a lot of questions about local wineries. Our wine tour packages give our guests an experience to remember. Here are 4 smart phone apps that we’ve found online to enhance your wine vacation.


Kelowna Hotel Finds Business Travelers are Opting for Apps

Kelowna Hotel Finds Business Travelers are Opting for Apps

The Best Western PLUS Kelowna Hotel and Suites has conference space to accommodate business gatherings from 10 to 230 people.  But, due to our great amenities and location, we get a lot of business travelers that opt to stay in our Kelowna accommodations when they are in town, even if their meetings…