Weekly Travel Roundup: This app lets you lock in a cheap flight without fully committing

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Plus, four other travel stories that were trending on Canada.com this week.

Canada is a big place and so is the internet. You can’t be expected to read all of the travel news out there. Each week, we round-up five of the most-read travel stories on Canada.com.

Here’s what everyone was clicking on this week.

These are the best travel apps on the market right now

Find the perfect app to keep your vacation organized Pexels / Pixabay

If you’re not using travel apps to book flights and hotels, you’re probably losing money. This week, we’ve rounded up the best out there in 2020, so far, including Hopper, a flight-booking app that has an option for commitment- phobes. Hopper not only sends you flight alerts for any destination you want to program, but it also has a special paid feature that allows you to lock in a flight deal for up to 48 hours, guaranteeing the low rate, even if it goes up overnight.

Click here to read our full list that’s sure to inspire you to start using travel apps this year.

Overtourism is running this tiny village in Austria

There are famous locales dotted all around the world that continue to grow in popularity each time a new photo is uploaded to social media. Some places, like Koh Phi Phi in Thailand, have had to ban tourists because nature is being destroyed, while other hot spots, like Coyote Buttes, which spans across Utah and Arizona, have implemented a lottery system in order to visit.

Now, Hallstatt, Austria is going to be added to the list. The tiny mountain village of just over 700 people has decided to limit visitors. The reason? It’s the town that inspired the Disney hit Frozen and people want a selfie with the magical looking castle. Upwards of 10,000 people are arriving daily, overrunning the once quiet hamlet.

If you don’t like winter activities, you’re probably just dressing wrong


This week, our resident snow expert, Powder Matt, gives us the rundown on properly gearing up to enjoy all the winter activities Canada has to offer. Some of his best advice? Footwear with traction that’ll stop you from sliding around, investing in long underwear and always layering, choosing fabrics that best suit the environment you’re in (think dry cold vs a coastal damp cold) and more.

Osaka tops the most lusted after destination for Canadians in 2020

Japan might not be the most affordable country when it comes to international travel, but it certainly is one of the most unique. And with the upcoming 2020 Olympics, all eyes will be on Tokyo, but interestingly, it’s Osaka that’s piquing the interest of many Canadians. Travel deals website Kayak has released a list that reveals the top travel destinations for Canadians this year, and while Osaka was at the top of the list, other global destinations that we’re lusting after, including Kona (Hawaii), Rome and Milan, Athens, Istanbul and Mexico City.

Ottawa is putting the spotlight on Indigenous travel experiences

Ottawa boasts numerous Indigenous experiences for visitors. Alexandre Gaillez

This year marks the inaugural season for the Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and it’s a welcomed new venue in a city that’s rich in culture. This first show is called Unikkaaqtuat (The Old Stories) which features both Inuit and non-Inuit actors and is a mix of visual arts as well as musical theatre. But there’s so much more than that. This week, our travel writer Jennifer Bain takes us on a tour of the First Nations history embedded throughout Ottawa. Read the full story here.

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