Adapt or Die: Millenial Hotels

Adapt Or Die: Millennial Hotel Marketing

Airbnb, HomeAway, TrustedHousesitters, Hostelworld and Couchsurfing are just a few of the places travellers are flocking to when booking travel accommodation. You’ll notice Marriott, Hilton, Radisson and Hyatt aren’t on that list. They’ve noticed too.   The age of hotelier domination has come to an abrupt end, leaving the Hilton’s of the world to adapt…

VR for the masses

A Brave New World – VR for the Masses

This past June marked the second annual Virtual and Augmented Reality World Conference and Expo here in Toronto. Their showcase of new and exciting applications for the rapidly evolving technology begs the question, what does the future of VR and AR look like?   From everything seen and heard at VRTO, consumers can expect to…

Travel in a Time of Technology

How smartphones are altering the way we travel Think about the last time you went on vacation, travelled for work or visited family outside your home town. Did you take a picture and send it to loved ones? Or maybe you opted to have your airline ticket emailed to you instead of picking it up…

The Golden Age of Experiential Travel

[Image from Surf with Amigas]   The global backpacker community has lived it for decades (if not longer) and now everyone from family units and girls trips to couples on their honeymoon are looking for the type of travel that provides not just a tan, but an experience.   We were lucky enough to talk…

Ecotourism

[Image from El Coco Loco Resort]   Ten years ago the term ecotourism would have been met with a quizzical expression and incessant questions about the who, what, where, when and why. But over the last decade, ecotourism has emerged as one of the largest, if not most prominent trend in travel.   The term…

Toronto Light Festival illuminates the dark

  We found hope and light at the opening of Toronto Light Festival  When the world faces change, the global community often looks to art for inspiration; From the Reagan-inspired era of 80’s punk-rock to recent outpourings of vows to join the Star Wars Rebel Alliance, finding the spark for creative inspiration in times of may…

How to write an outstanding travel story

[image:John McPhee] It’s something we think about every time we sit down to write a blog post and ultimately what all writers are looking to achieve. Simply put, outstanding stories. So what makes some travel stories soar and others flop; get shared and re-tweeted or down-voted into obscurity? An important part of any travel story…

Family travel

You hear the words “family vacation” and images of overstressed parents, crying children and Chevy Chase in a station wagon silently daydreaming his escape, flood your brain. On the other end of the spectrum, we’re constantly bombarded with the world’s elite jaunting around the globe with family in tow, hopping from mega-yachts in the South…

Olympic highlight: the best of Brazil

  This Friday August 5, 2016 the world will once again be captivated by the trials, tribulations and inspiring moments that make up the Olympics. It’s no secret that the road to the opening ceremonies has been a bumpy one for the host country, Brazil. With complaints ranging from poor water conditions in Rio to crumbling…

Taking it to the road

As summer saunters on you might find yourself looking for one final adventure before fall takes hold. The months of June, July and August are peak travel times and boast notoriously high air fare. You might be wondering what you can realistically do with limited time and money…that’s exactly where the road trip comes into…

Millennial travel: looking inward

International travel deficit. It sounds economic and high-brow, but all it really means in 2016 is that more Canadians are choosing to travel outside the border of the true north strong and free, than inside it. And it isn’t for lack of beauty, adventure, culture, cuisine or variety. Anyone who’s been to the parks in…

Travel diary: The Greek Islands

Two weeks, five flights, two ferry rides and three islands. This past June one of our Clutch team members set out to conquer the Greek Islands and returned feeling exhilarated, sun-kissed and 50 per cent made of feta. There’s nothing to dislike about the Greek Islands, mainly because there are so many of them, each…

Why We Travel

It’s plastered on our computer’s wallpaper, our Instagram feeds and usually finds its way into small talk. Travel is everywhere you look and we’re digging deeper into why.   There’s a reason National Geographic Travel has 10.6 million Instagram followers and why the rise of the travel blogger has exploded in recent years. “Why do…

Go: St. Kitts and Nevis

As the first snowfall hits and the holiday season is upon us, we can’t help but have beaches on the brain. In this new column ‘Go’ we highlight hot spots around the world. Whether it’s a new restaurant, a classic resort or a thrilling excursion, we’ve got you covered. Pack your bags and just go!…