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

  • May 16, 2019 10:52 PM ET

    A Night To Remember: The 2019 TravelPulse Canada Readers' Choice Awards Gala

    The biggest names in the Canadian travel industry gathered in Toronto for the second annual TravelPulse Canada Readers' Choice Awards on Thursday night. Five worthy honourees also were inducted into the Canadian Travel Hall of Fame.

  • May 16, 2019 1:52 PM ET

    First Secrets Resort In Europe Opens Its Doors

    AMResorts and Hesperia Hotels & Resorts Thursday announced the opening of Secrets Mallorca Villamil Resort & Spa in Mallorca, Spain. It's the first European outpost for the Secrets brand.

  • May 16, 2019 9:46 AM ET

    LGBTQ Game Of Thrones Locations In Advance Of Pride Month

    With Pride Month only two weeks away, Out Adventures has compiled a list of five LGBTQ-friendly Game of Thrones filming locations to check out.

  • May 15, 2019 9:38 PM ET

    The Biggest Night Of The Year: Prizes Galore And a Facebook Live Stream

    The second annual TravelPulse Canada Readers' Choice Awards is tonight. Tune into our live stream on Facebook tonight at 8:00 p.m. sponsored by travel fintech Uplift for a chance to win incredible prizes, and check out the action all night long as we honour the best in the business and induct new members into the Canadian Travel Hall of Fame.

  • May 15, 2019 2:57 PM ET

    Air Canada Attendants Urge Strict Evacuation Rules

    Air Canada attendants are asking Transport Canada to enact stronger rules against passengers grabbing their bags during emergency evacuations, such as the recent Aeroflot crash.

  • May 14, 2019 7:23 PM ET

    Max Ward: Airline Pioneer Takes His Place In Canadian Travel Hall Of Fame

    Max Ward is one of the dominant figures in Canadian aviation history, a masterful businessman who created Wardair and made it one of Canada's largest airlines. He'll be inducted into the Canadian Travel Hall of Fame at the TravelPulse Canada Readers' Choice Awards gala on May 16.

  • May 14, 2019 4:37 PM ET

    Canada-Australia Love Affair Continues To Blossom

    Australia Tourism officials were in Toronto on Tuesday to talk about the growth of Canadian visitation to the land Down Under. Canada visits are up 8% this year, thanks in part to expanded flights from Air Canada.

  • May 13, 2019 5:12 PM ET

    Philippe Sureau Heading To Canadian Travel Hall of Fame

    Philippe Sureau, a co-founder of Air Transat and current chairman of Tourisme Montreal, is heading to the Canadian Travel Hall of Fame at Thursday night's TravelPulse Canada Readers' Choice Awards gala.

  • May 13, 2019 4:44 PM ET

    Holland America's Westerdam Is Heading East

    See some of the Far East's top destinations with Holland America Line's Westerdam when the ship embarks on its 2019-20 season in Asia

  • May 10, 2019 10:38 AM ET

    Air Canada Honours Moms For Mother's Day

    As part of its #FlyTheFlag series, Air Canada has launched a heartwarming Mother's Day video to honour moms who've sacrificed to make lives better their families.