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Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Erieau, Canada
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Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Tour operators from Canada are adding a surcharge effective August 11th, due to the decline of the Canadian $.

Not sure how much?

Apparently they pay resorts in US$.

Just another obstacle that will curtail travellers from Canada, as if the tax is not big enough!

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1. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Just lovely. planning to go to Punta Cana in November, but right now the prices are sky high so can't book in this time frame. I suspected something would happen.

New Brunswick...
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2. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

But if you book now for a trip in Jan- will they still add the surcharge afterwards?

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3. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Wow, you guys are getting slammed. First, the Americans are going to take over your beloved CUBA, as you know it and destroy all things good and now this. Wishing you luck!

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4. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Wud2, thanks for the heads-up. What is the source of this information? If we book before August 11th, will they add the surcharge in later or will we avoid it altogether? Any idea on what amount the surcharge will be?

Thanks,

OttawaBri

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5. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Yes Sunwing sent email to all travel agents.

Received mine last night

$30 more per person

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6. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Sunwing and others have promos going on online saying people should book before end of August in order to avoid paying the new surcharge. If you purchase before the date, you save on the surcharge even if your actual trip is booked for later on.

Edmundston, Canada
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7. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

If you're already booked for next winter, you will not be surcharged.

Punta Cana...
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8. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Wud....where's the beef? I have searched the news and can only find stuff from 2 years ago?? Give us a link.

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9. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

Sylvie C, is Transat following suit? $30pp more is nothing compared to how far the loonie has dropped over the past year. I was worried the surcharge would be more drastic.

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10. Re: Canadian Tour Operators SURCHARGE

But how much more will be added before winter trips actually start.