Sudbury Living - Winter 2007 - (Page 27)

n travel Chilly snowbirds want sun and sea at bargain prices BY WENDY BIRD Cuba remains a popular destination with Sudbury residents who want to escape winter. A high Canadian dollar is a dream come true for people who want to escape the ice and cold this winter. “People are getting some amazing rates on cruises,” said Teresa Filice, a travel consultant with Sears Travel in Sudbury. “Our high dollar is definitely impacting the choices people make (when it comes to travel).” Brad McNulty, communications officer with CAA North and East Ontario, said, “There are great deals to be had for anyone looking for a cruise because their prices are usually set and printed a year in advance. The Canadian dollar was quite a bit lower a year ago, so if people can arrange to pay in American money, they can save a nice bit of money. I completely recommend people inquire about American cruises.” In 2005 Statistics Canada reported that between January and March, more than five million Canadians travelled outside the country. The top three destinations are Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, but Florida and Arizona are also top hot spots. “People are looking at heading down to the usual hot spots down south,” said McNulty. “They tend to go where the best deals are, as long as it’s hot and sunny.” continued on page 28 Winter 2007 Sudbury Living Cuba has oCean-side resorts and the riCh Culture of havana. Photos bY viCKY Gilhula 27

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Sudbury Living - Winter 2007