Jim Byers

Jim Byers

About

Jim Byers was travel editor for five years at the Toronto Star, which has the largest travel section in North America. He has also had his own travel blog for years and now writes destination stories for several publications, including Postmedia and Sun Media websites newspapers across Canada...and now TravelPulse Canada.

Latest Articles By Jim Byers

  • Jan 22, 2019 11:22 PM ET

    Hungary: An Undiscovered European Treasure

    Hungarian Tourism officials put on a terrific event in Toronto on Tuesday, showing off the country's surprisingly diverse attractions. Air Canada flies direct from Toronto to Budapest.

  • Jan 22, 2019 3:08 PM ET

    Rio De Janeiro And Air Canada Put On A Show

    Rio de Janeiro tourism and Air Canada put on an information breakfast for agents in Toronto on Tuesday, outlining amazing things to see and do in one of the world's great cities.

  • Jan 21, 2019 10:15 PM ET

    Air Canada Appreciation Night In Toronto

    Air Canada took the time to thank agents and other critical supporters at an event in downtown Toronto. They also said they're getting new planes and putting a renewed emphasis on on-time performance and reliability in 2019.

  • Jan 21, 2019 4:05 PM ET

    Philip Rose Taking Over Northeast USA For Jamaica Tourism

    Philip Rose, the popular, long-time representative for Jamaica Tourism in Canada, is taking over responsibility for the key Northeast USA market.

  • Jan 21, 2019 12:35 PM ET

    Saint Lucia Steams To New Tourism Record

    Saint Lucia, one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, had an increase of 10.2% in visitor arrivals in 2018. Officials say the Toronto region is one of their top three markets in the world.

  • Jan 21, 2019 10:17 AM ET

    TravelBrands Has A Cure For Blue Monday: Agent Bonuses!

    TravelBrands is giving agents a big bonus, with 10x Loyalty Rewards points when booking a trip through TravelBrands on Blue Monday.

  • Jan 20, 2019 8:53 AM ET

    Save The Date: TravelPulse Canada Readers' Choice Award Show May 16

    After a wildly successful inaugural year, the TravelPulse Canada Readers' Choice Awards will return for a second show in Toronto on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

  • Jan 18, 2019 4:50 PM ET

    Sunwing Offers Cures For Blue Monday Winter Suffering

    With Blue Monday close at hand, Sunwing is offering winter savings of up to 40% for Canadians at wonderful resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

  • Jan 18, 2019 10:11 AM ET

    WestJet's 787 Dreamliner Now In The House

    WestJet has taken possession of a shiny, new Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 as it moves from low-cost airline to global carrier. Look for the plane in Canadian skies starting Feb. 20.

  • Jan 17, 2019 3:58 PM ET

    gallery icon JimBits: What You Need to Know About What Canadians Want

    An Expedia study shows Canadians have some surprising destinations in mind for 2019. This week's JimBits roundup also looks at the Universal Endless Summer Resort in Florida, Silversea Cruise News, a new deal from a posh Dominica resort and a new CityPASS destination.