Cheap flights to Canada from London Gatwick

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Canadian carrier WestJet has announced the introduction of no less than 6 new routes from London Gatwick, starting on May 2016.

With fares starting at around just £100 one way to St John’s Newfoundland, the new flights will make Canada more accessible and more affordable to thousands of UK passengers.  Destinations to be served are Toronto (daily), Vancouver (6 days a week), Calgary (5 days a week), Edmonton (2 flights a week), Winnipeg (once a week) using new Boeing 767-300 aircraft.  These planes seat 262 guests and have a range of approximately 11 hours.  The flights to St John’s (daily) will be aboard the smaller Boeing 737-800 planes.

“We’re taking the same approach to our London flights that we brought to air travel within Canada 19 years ago. That is, we find ways to keep the fares low, and give you control of what you pay for”  said a WestJet spokesman.  As well as the main cabin (238 seats witha 2-3-2 configuration), there is also the excellent Plus Cabin, which has wider seats arranged 2-2-2 with increased legroom and a deeper reclind.

westjet-hotmeals-plus-620x414WestJet maybe a ‘no-frills’ airline, but it offers a more complete service than other competitors in the category.  Even in the main cabin there are complimentary light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, with the option of purchasing more substantial snacks and meals.  In the Plus Cabin (pictured left) you will enjoy a welcome drink, hot towel service, and hot meals served with wine or beer (except on the flights to St John’s, where hot food is not available – a premium meal box will be served instead, complete with deli-style sandwich, dessert and beverages).

There are few things more enjoyable on a flight than kicking back and watching a few of your favourite movies or perhaps one you’ve never seen before.  WestJet Connect, the airline’s new inflight entertainment and connectivity system, houses hundreds of on-demand movies and TV programmes, and live TV channels you can enjoy at no extra cost.  There will also be a selection of premium movies and internet access available for a fee.

WestJet Connect is streamed via the WestJet app on your smartphone or tablet, or to your laptop. There are USB outlets at each seat in the main cabin, and 110-volt power outlets at each seat in Plus.

Make summer 2016 the time to take that Canada trip you’ve always promised yourself!

Anglo-Indian hospitality in the Himalayan foothills

Exterior View 2Pragpur, India’s first Heritage Village, lies at the crossroads of history in the beautiful Kangra Valley at an elevation of 2,500 feet.  “Prag” in Sanskrit translates to pollen and in a way it well describes Pragpur which is filled with blossoms in spring.  The village of Pragpur was classified as a heritage zone in 1997 for the mud-plastered slate-roofed houses, ornamental tanks and the cobbled streets leading to the village courtyard of this seemingly medieval village.

Situated in the heart of Pragpur, WelcomHeritage Judge’s Court (pictured) is considered to be amongst the finest Heritage Country Manors; parts of property are over 300 years old.  There are 20 rooms including 3 cottages in the ancestral courtyard, and a multi-cuisine restaurant.

A historical experience with a journey back in time.

World Discovery features a 2 night stay at Judge’s Court on our Himalayan Journey tour.  Many passengers comment that they would like to have stayed longer.  As we are specialists in tailor-made holidays, this is not a problem!

Great News – Introducing the new Jordan Pass!

The Treasury 5We told you in May about the efforts, including waiving the cost of a visa, that the Jordanian authorities announced as a way of revitalising tourism to their country.

Jordan Holidays – Petra – The TreasuryThis has now gone a stage further with the introduction of a new Jordan Pass, which you can book online from just JD70 or approximately £64, and which covers the entrance fees to all the major sites in Jordan (a total of 40 attractions which are listed on the Jordan Pass website). There are 3 different passes, the only differential being the number of days on which you plan to visit Petra, Jordan’s premier tourist site (pictured).

As normally we include all the entrance fees in our website prices, we will be adjusting our prices to reflect this. It should lead to vastly more competitive prices as the total cost of the entrance fees would normally come to much more than the cost of the new pass (the entrance fee to Petra alone was higher!).

Look out for our new prices on the World Discovery website in the next few days, but in the meantime don’t hesitate to contact us if you want an immediate quotation for any of our Jordan Tours.