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Take Advantage of Amazing Shopping Opportunities with Daytrips in Ontario

You don't have to go far from home to have a great time, especially if there's shopping involved!

Here at Howard Travel, we love giving people an opportunity to explore all the best to see in do across the North American continent.  But that doesn't mean we neglect activities which are closer to home - like shopping!  Our day trips in Ontario and Quebec can make it easy for you to get your Christmas shopping done, taking you to some of the greatest spots to shop 'til you drop.  After all, you don't have to worry about driving yourself home!

We've got two MASSIVE Daytrips in Ontario lined up for November, including one that could make your Black Friday shopping a breeze!

November 10, 2018 - Shopping in Montreal

On November 10, we'll happily shuttle you to either of Montreal's top shopping destinations.  You'll have your choice of either the downtown shopping district or else the Fairview Shopping Centre.

Montreal's downtown is well known for being one of the cultural centerpieces of the city, full of amazing shops and restaurants for you to enjoy.  The Rue Sainte-Catherine center-ville could be an especially great spot for Christmas shopping, with its huge range of boutique shops.  

Or, hit up one of the largest indoor malls in Quebec - the Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping centre.  With roughly 1,000,000 square feet of shopping space, there's truly something here for everyone.  Eat up!  You can sleep on the way home.

November 23, 2018 - Black Friday At Bayshore

For Black Friday, we're staying close to home.  The Bayshore Shopping Center is Ottawa's favorite mall, attracting over 7 million visitors per year, and for good reason.  With three floors and over 80,000 square meters of space, this huge mall is going to be a magnet for deal-seekers and holiday shoppers.

You could be among them - but without having to deal with the hassle of traffic or parking.  We take care of that for you!  With our luxurious coach buses, you'll be extra-comfortable throughout the ride.  The only thing you have to worry about is how to properly check off your Christmas buying list.

Choose Howard Travel for Top-Quality Daytrips in Ontario And Beyond!

We're a first-class family owned coach and touring service that prides itself on service.  Our staff is highly trained, and we have a stellar safety record.

Don't wait!  Book your November day trip tickets today!

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Discover Nashville As Only an Experienced Travel Agency Can Show It Off with Howard Travel Tours

Few cities anywhere in North America are as famous and evocative as Nashville.  The home of country music and numerous stars, as well as one of the most important economic centers on the Gulf Coast, Nashville is one of the most fascinating cities you could ever hope to visit.

Howard Travel can make it happen!

We have an exclusive week-long extended Nashville tour coming up at the end of November, and this isn't your typical tourist experience.  This is the sort of package only a highly experienced travel agent can deliver.  We've got reservations in place nobody could make on their own - but there's still time for you to reserve your seat on one of our luxury first-class buses!

This Is How an Experienced Travel Agency Can Show You Nashville

It's two days down to Nashville, with a stopover in Ohio, but once you arrive you'll be staying at the world-famous Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  This hotel doesn't just provide world-class accommodations - it's an attraction all by itself.  We've booked you tickets for their own Christmas Dinner Show, as well as an invitation to their ICE festival - holiday scenes created out of 2 million pounds of ice.

If you're interested in the stars, we'll have plenty to show you.  We have almost a full day dedicated to touring the city, seeing the birthplaces or homes of celebrities’ past and present.  These include Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, Kid Rock, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood and, of course, Taylor Swift.  Not enough?  You'll also get to see the famous RCA Studio B, the Johnny Cash Museum, and also get a guided tour through Fontanel Mansion - the home of Barbara Mandrell for many years.

Of course, Nashville isn't only about stardom.  It's also an extremely important historical location.  You'll get to see plenty of landmarks and hear about their history, such as the famous Belle Meade Plantation.  You'll also get to step back in time by taking in a dinner and show on the General Jackson Showboat as it cruises down the majestic Cumberland River.

This is truly a trip which will bring you memories for a lifetime.

Let Howard Travel Take You There

The Howard Travel Agency is dedicated to bringing you safe, fun, stress-free holiday tours.  We take care of everything!  All you have to do is sit back, relax, and have a great time.  Contact us to reserve your tickets today!

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Discover the Many Exciting Day Trips in Ontario with Howard Travel

From its many beaches and lakes to its numerous tourist destinations across the region, Ontario is renowned for its wonder. Booking organized day trips in Ontario is one of the best ways you can spend your free time in the coming months. Our team at Howard Travel would like to introduce you to a few of the organized day trips in Ontario available within our selection.

Andre Rieu – Kanata, ON – September 27

Known for his incredible on-stage presence, charisma and musical talent, Andrew Rieu is one of the foremost musicians globally. He plays violin on the one-of-a-kind Stradivarius 1732, through which he is able to achieve an unparalleled sound that captures the imagination and senses of his enraptured audiences. The show in Kanata, Ontario on September 27 is set to be a performance full of surprises and emotions. Contact our team today to book your place on the trip!

School of Rock – Ottawa, ON – September 29

Based on the hit film starring Jack Black, this musical performance follows the life of Dewey Finn, a wannabe Rockstar posing as a substitute teacher. Dewey turns his class of young students into a guitar shredding, mind-blowing rock band. It's a show that simply cannot be missed as the entire cast performs memorable songs from throughout the eras of rock and roll. The musical also features an entire set of 14 new songs from industry legend Andrew Lloyd Webber with live performances from the first kid's rock band in musical theater history. Don’t miss out– call Howard Travel to confirm your seating.

Why book through Howard Travel?

Our experienced team at Howard Travel works tirelessly to present memorable experiences to our clientele. We offer luxury travel options and unique trip experiences for people of all ages. To date, we’ve completed thousands of trips and now have many loyal clients from across the country. To learn more about your full range of options for day trips in Ontario, please contact us today.

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Atlantic City - Discover the Latest Extended Tour from Howard Travel

Here at Howard Travel, our experienced team is known for presenting extended tours designed to take the client on a unique journey and deliver a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s this commitment that has helped us craft our latest extended tours. In this new post, we present a full guide to one of our newest extended tours – our Atlantic City trip.

DAY 1:  November 4, 2018

Home to non-stop gaming action, Atlantic City is one of the leading entertainment cities in the United States. Visitors will enjoy access to highly popular casinos, white sandy beaches, and numerous other entertainment options. Day 1 of the trip sees clients arriving at the luxury Tropicana Casino and Resort. The venue is located directly on the world famous Atlantic City boardwalk and offers unparalleled shoreline views.

DAY 2-4:  November 5 – 7, 2018

From November 5 to 7, you’re free to enjoy the surroundings of Atlantic City and all that the area has to offer. You can browse the shops and boutiques or simply spend time trying your luck in the casinos. At this time, we’ll gauge the interest of tour guests and may plan a trip to Smithville a few kilometers away from Atlantic City.

DAY 5:  November 8, 2018

On Day 5, we’ll begin the planning for leaving the hotel and Atlantic City. Guests will have the opportunity to visit their favourite local landmarks and say goodbye and to plan an upcoming return trip to the area.

Turn to Howard Travel for fully-planned extended tours

Howard Travel is committed to providing you that unparalleled tour experience. Whether you’re turning to the company for fully-organized extended tours or for local day trips in Ontario, you can expect a professional service through which all your tour needs are met with precision. Each member of the tour team has experience travelling globally and can answer any questions you might have about our trips and our company policies. We also plan trips for all types of guests, regardless of age or interests. Contact us today to discover more about our complete range of day trip options. Visit https://www.howardtravel.ca/extended-tours.php?command=view&ID=118&title=Atlantic-City&SRCH_TYPE=1 to learn more about the tour.

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If Youíre Planning Daytrips In Ontario, These Packing Tips Should Help

What To Pack For Daytrips In Ontario | Howard Travel

Daytrips in Ontario are a great respite, which is why they are so popular with people looking for an interesting break. It is important to travel light and travel smart on these outings though, and these tips from travel experts can make all the difference.

Baggage and Entertainment for Daytrips In Ontario

Choosing the right kind of bag for your daytrip in Ontario is important because something that can double as a day pack as well as hold your important stuff during transport makes life simpler. You can also opt for a day pack that rolls up, stuffs down and flattens or fits into a big pack because this allows you to use space wisely. As for entertainment, a camera is important, although smartphones increasingly perform this function with the same efficiency. A book always helps, while an e-reader like the Kindle can give you access to hundreds of books at once.

Food and Drink

Carrying your own soda, water or anything else you prefer is good because it means you won't have to spend on the way. Snacks are also a must because they can help you adjust in places where the meal schedules are at different times than you are used to.

Other Helpful Things

A lot of what you carry depends on specific needs, of course, like medication. You can't go wrong with some things though, like an umbrella for all kinds of weather, or a light jacket if you are spending a long day out and expect cool nights. Maps and brochures also help, because they are light but extremely useful. Tissues, lotions and sun protection or repellent also help, and you should also consider sunglasses and a hat.

If You’re Packing for Two

Packing for two on daytrips in Ontario means you can manage with one day pack between two people. Putting things in from the items mentioned on this list will help you feel more comfortable because you will be better prepared.

Great Daytrips in Ontario

Howard Travel is a family owned and operated full-service travel agency and motor coach operator that can help you with any daytrips in Ontario. We can also help with charters, bus tours and more, depending on your requirements. For more information, contact us today.

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Here Are A Few Things You Probably Didnít Know About How A Travel Agency Works

People usually have all kinds of misconceptions about how a travel agency works and what an agent does. Some assume an agency does nothing but look for tickets and book them, but there's a lot more going on behind the scenes that can make a huge difference to your next holiday.

A Travel Agency Saves You Money

When you work with a travel agency, you get all-inclusive prices that include commissions, which means you pay in most cases even if you don't go via an agency. Airlines don't pay commissions, but most hotels, cruises, sightseeing tours, and rental cars do, which can affect your budget drastically.

A Travel Agency Focuses on Experiences

A good travel agent is never pushy because the emphasis will always be on a happy client and a great holiday experience. You get great recommendations based on specific needs and requests, as well as inside information that gives you more value for your vacation money.

A Travel Agency Can Get You Deals

It is a myth that a travel agency cannot match online prices, because they can. If you find a better deal, the chances of being set up for a scam are also higher. Another thing to keep in mind is travel agents have rates that you don’t because an agency is always privy to special flight prices, hotel, and cruise cabin rates that aren’t available online.

A Travel Agency Saves Time and Hassles

You don't have to spend hours planning a holiday that involves millions of decisions when a travel agency is available, because they know how to plan a complicated itinerary with ease. They also understand the fine print, which means you don't lose time or money on rules and regulations. In this way, they also protect you while you are on vacation.

A Travel Agency has Experts

When you choose a reputed travel agency, you get access to contacts, specialized expertise and a whole lot of first-hand experience and knowledge that can make all the difference between a mediocre holiday and a great one.

Need A Great Travel Agency?

If you’re planning your next holiday and need first class service or all-inclusive travel packages, Howard Travel is a family owned and operated full-service travel agency and motor coach operator in Brockville. Contact usus for advice or recommendations today

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Why Travelers Still Use a Travel Agency in 2018

In planning your travel for the coming months, it’s important that you consult with experts about the available destination options. Our team at Howard Travel has great experience in the travel planning industry, and within our latest post, we’ll explain more about why travelers still use a travel agency for their bookings in 2018.

They’re traveling to a different continent

When you’re simply booking a hotel across Canada, you might not have many concerns about the trip. But traveling around the world can be a different experience. You might want to know more about the local culture and customs, and about the general safety of the region. Many travelers use a travel agency because the agency team specialize in bookings. They know which hotels in Malaysia offer the best quality of service, and which cities to visit for the new, inexperienced foreign traveler.

They are looking to save money

In many cases, if you’re traveling to a new country you can fall victim to potential scams which could cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Those that work in a travel agency know about the local issues in specific countries and cities and can detail the problems you might face if you travel to a specific part of the world. They can give you tips about keeping your money safe and about how to use your resources most effectively for the ideal experience as you travel.

They have a complex trip planned

Oftentimes traveling through different countries can complicate your trip. You might have plans to stay in one part of Europe and then make your way through other countries as you travel. This means working with different units of currency, different languages, and unique social and legal customs. Working with a travel agency can help you to ensure that your complex trip is planned effectively.

Our trusted team at Howard Travel has decades of experience helping travelers plan their bookings across the globe. To discover more about our firm and our experience, call us today!

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How to Pack for 2-to-3 Day Trips in Ontario

Ontario offers a number of beautiful locations in which to spend a day or two when you have free time from work. The province is known for its spectacular sights, surroundings, and history. But with your trip all planned, it’s now time to consider how to effectively pack for the journey. Our team at Howard Travel has great experience in this area and within this latest post, we’ll present a few tips for packing for 2-to-3-day trips in Ontario.

Try not to be weighed down

First, consider the absolute essentials for your day trips in Ontario. This means any medications that you take should be the first item to take into consideration. Make sure medications are easily accessible regardless of your means of transportation. Another consideration is any documentation you’ll need. For example, if you’re going over to the U.S. for the weekend you must bring your passport and any other form of identification you might need. Pack the essentials first and then move on to other travel items.

Keep toiletries and other liquids separate

We’ve all had a travel experience in which our toiletries have leaked onto clothing and other packed items. Make sure you separate any liquids when you pack to avoid having to clean your clothes when you arrive at your destination. If possible, bring a plastic bag filled with toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo and other toiletries so that any leaks can be easily contained.

Consider the weather forecast

Take a look at the weather forecast for the few days ahead at your destination. It might be the peak of the summer season, but our weather in Ontario can change rapidly. You may notice a steep dip in temperature or a potential storm at your destination. Pack according to the potential weather and then you won’t be uncomfortable should your environment change suddenly.

Always keep electronics in the same place

When packing, make sure you have a dedicated space for your electronics and electronics accessories such as phone chargers and laptop batteries. These items should be kept away from liquids and in a location where they won’t be easily moved during travel.

Our team at Howard Travel offers a number of organized 2-3 day trips in Ontario for you to experience this year! For example, why not consider our Circle Lake Ontario - Casino Express tour, which takes you to several casino destinations across Ontario and New York State. Or there’s our Lavender and Wine tour, which allows you to explore natural surroundings of Brantford and Brant, with a guide to the area’s renowned role in Canadian art history.

To discover more about Howard Travel and our trip options, call us today!

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Howard Travel is Proud to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters at Brockville Ribfest

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Howard Travel is Proud to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters at Brockville Ribfest August 9th - 12th, 2018. 

Join us for the Howard Travel Rib Eating Contest Friday August 10th at 6pm.

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Here Are Three Great Options For Daytrips In Ontario This July & August

There are all kinds of possibilities for travelers interested in daytrips in Ontario because the kind of experiences available can cater to any preferences. If you like shopping, for instance, there's a lot of retail therapy you can cram in. Some prefer relaxing with a musical or a great game, while others like the idea of an adrenaline rush to make a quick trip memorable. Here are three great options you should consider if you choose to visit this beautiful province this summer.


How About A Musical Tribute?

On July 24, 2018, you have the option of enjoying the fabulous Hank & Patsy Tribute Cruise in Kingston, ON. This daytrip gives you access to beautiful views of the Islands from the glass-topped Island Star, along with a delicious lunch and the musical tribute itself. Costs cover transportation to Kingston, a Heart of the Islands Lunch Cruise and taxes. All you have to do is come along and let the music transport you.


Take In A Great Game

How about a stunning baseball game featuring the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays? This daytrip, scheduled for August 11, 2018, in Toronto, gives you great reserved Section 139 Seats for the 4:07 pm game that is guaranteed to be exhilarating for anyone who loves sports. The daytrip in Ontario covers transportation to the legendary Rogers Centre.


Try Some Thrills And Spills

One of the most sought-after day trips in Ontario is to Canada's Wonderland, simply because it guarantees a whole lot of fun. On August 25, 2018, this trip to Vaughan, ON, lets you enjoy all the thrills and splashes that come with any visit to this fun spot. You can consider a thrilling swing on Lumberjack or take in the interactive journey of flight on Flying Canoes that debuts this year. The cost of this daytrip includes transportation to Vaughan as well as admission.


More Daytrips In Ontario

There are all kinds of great options for daytrips in Ontario if you know where to look. Howard Travel is a family owned and operated full-service travel agency and motor coach operator in Brockville offering first class service as well as all-inclusive travel packages. For more information on how we can make your holiday memorable, contact us today.

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Here Are Three Ways A Travel Agency Can Save You Time And Money

It's a misconception that turning to a travel agency can cost you a lot more when it comes to planning a holiday. When you decide to do things yourself, you actually end up spending more, missing out on potentially great deals and, most importantly, great experiences that only a seasoned travel professional can introduce you to. Here are a few reasons why turning to a travel agency can save you time and money while making your holiday a lot more memorable.


You Get Deals

You actually pay a lot less when you book a holiday with a travel agency because agencies usually earn commission from hotel bookings, cruises, and tours rather than from customers. These commissions are usually factored into your booking costs irrespective of whether you choose a travel agency or not, so you usually end up paying the fee in most instances anyway. The major monetary advantage you get from a travel agency is access to inside information and deals that are not available online. You can save by making sure all the necessary paperwork is in order too, pre-empting unforeseen costs from cropping up while you are on holiday.


You Get Expert Advice

When you visit a new place or try a new experience, wouldn't you like to benefit from the advice or recommendation of someone who knows it pretty well already? That's what a travel agency does, by putting you in touch with professionals who tell you where to go, when to go, what not to miss and how to get the perfect vacation without having to spend hours planning it down to the last detail.


You Get More For a Lot Less

A travel agency can often add certain features to your trip that you may not even be aware of, such as an insider tour or great experience for a fraction of what you would pay if you were to plan a trip yourself. You also save time and money in terms of the fine print involved in everything from rental cars and flights to hotels and other paperwork.


Looking For a Travel Agency?

If you’re interested in first class service and all-inclusive travel packages, Howard Travel is a family owned and operated full-service travel agency and motor coach operator in Brockville. Contact us for advice or recommendations on your next holiday today.



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Hereís Why Bus Tours In Ontario Are A Great Idea


If you're interested in unforgettable holiday experiences, bus tours in Ontario are a great option because they take you to some of the most popular tourist destinations across the province, from metropolitan Montreal and Toronto to historic Quebec City. There are a number of other reasons for their popularity too, and here's why you should consider them before planning your next vacation.


Why Choose A Bus Tour?

The nicest thing about a bus tour in Ontario is how choosing an experienced travel agency can allow you to create custom tours across the province that keep your likes, dislikes, and preferences in mind. You can also spend as much time at any of the places you like, and travel to and from them in the most comfortable vehicles. Secondly, you get the benefit of advice and recommendations from some of the most qualified tour guides in the industry, which allows you to truly appreciate a place and find out more about its history and what you should see and do while you're visiting. Then there is the financial aspect of it, which allows you to consolidate the cost of your tour experience and explore Ontario in the most affordable manner.


Bus Tours In June And July

There are options for all kinds of travelers and interests, from sports and shopping to music and food. You can consider a bus tour that involves taking in a Major League Baseball Game with the Toronto Blue Jays, or a day  shopping in Ottawa, for instance, or treat a loved one to Historic Quebec City and Whale Watching Tour. Then there are tours of North Conway in the heart of Mt. Washington Valley, or the Circle Lake Ontario - Casino Express tour for those interested in trying their luck. You can also choose an event tour that includes one-off occasions like Black Friday shopping, a new musical or an ideal day tour for a perfect occasion.


For Bus Tours In Ontario

Howard Travel is a full-service travel agency and motor coach operator. We create unforgettable bus tour experiences to some of the most popular destinations across the province. For more information on our packages, contact us today.

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