News and notes: Travelcuts film fest, more Mexico flights and YVR wants you

Took some time to wade through the press releases that have been sitting in my inbox and teased out these notes of interest to travellers:


Travelcuts film festival lets Canadians show the world their way

This fall, travelcuts, a Canadian online travel brand focusing on helping young Canadians see the world, will launch their second annual TRAVELCUTS TRAVEL DOC FILM FEST, a collection of short travel docs that put you in some of the coolest off-the-beaten-path destinations on earth.

Canadians will have until September 15 to submit their own travel video for a chance to win $5,000 in travel. Once all entries are in, an expert judging panel will help select the top three videos. Beginning September 23, Canadians will be asked to vote for their favourite video through social media and help pick this year’s winner.

On Thursday October 6, travelcuts will premiere the 2016 travel documentaries at Toronto’s BrainStation, formerly the city’s most recognized hostel.

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Aeromexico announces increased service on its three routes to Canada

Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, announced plans to increase the number of flights it offers to its three Canadian destinations, starting in December 2016.

The expanded service will start on December 1 on the Vancouver and Toronto routes, followed by the Montreal route on December 2.
Service will continue to be operated with the carrier’s 160 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 16 seats in Clase Premier—Aeromexico’s business class cabin, 144 in economy.

The expansion will allow the carrier to offer the Canadian market more than 9,900 seats per week with this 47% increase.

Help shape the future of YVR

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) launched Phase 2 of YVR 2037, a Master Plan consultation process that offers the community an opportunity to provide input on future land use decision-making and facility development at the airport.
The YVR 2037 Master Plan serves as the blueprint to building a world-class sustainable airport that reflects the needs of British Columbians.

As Canada’s second busiest airport, YVR welcomed a record 20.3 million passengers in 2015, employed more than 23,000 people, generated $5.3 billion in total Gross Domestic Product and drove $11.7 billion to the Canadian economy.

The community is invited to share input online or in person at YVR’s public meetings. Feedback on all aspects of YVR’s future plans are welcome; specific areas of Phase 2 consultation focus include terminals, airside and airspace, ground access, environment, land use and amenities.

YVR will host two public workshops (pre-registration required) and one open house (drop-ins welcome). Registration is available online at, by email [email protected] or by calling 604-637-6459.

Trafalgar expands adds three new Asian destinations for 2017

Trafalgar, is delving deeper into Asia with the introduction of three new destinations; India, Sri Lanka and Laos.

Travelling in groups of up to just 26 guests, each journey offers guests an in-depth and intimate exploration into this enigmatic part of the world where modern meets ancient. Trafalgar’s commitment to delivering the very best guided vacations is reflected in Feefo reviews which demonstrate an overall satisfaction rating of 97 per cent, allowing agents to sell Trafalgar with confidence and the endorsement of past guests.

Boasting nine new itineraries and three new destinations, Trafalgar’s Asia 2017 program is its most comprehensive to date and features an expanded range of Mini Stays to provide agents with options to sell Asia’s most exciting urban centres to guests looking for an immersive city experience.

To find out more information, contact your local travel agent and visit

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