* Edie: Fairmont Pittsburgh
* Smudge: Fairmont St. Andrews, Scotland
* Jordy: Fairmont LeManoir Richelieu
* Marcus: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
* Gracie: Fairmont Tremblant
* Catie Copley: The Fairmont Copley Plaza
* Santol: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
* Mavis & Beau: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
* Zeus: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
* Tusker & Grammy: Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club
* Edie: Fairmont Pittsburgh
When the Fairmont Pittsburgh announced last week the appointment of Edie, a white Boxer/Labrador Retriever mix, to the role of Canine Ambassador, naturally I thought it was too cute for words. A lover of both dogs and the Fairmont brand, I was vaguely aware that the hotels were pet friendly and that a few – The Fairmont Copley Plaza in particular – had dogs on staff. After finding out there are in fact 12 canine employees at 10 Fairmont properties around the world, it seemed only natural to hold a contest on The Window Seat to find out which doggie employee was in fact Fairmont’s cutest canine.
Read on for photos and a short bio of each canine employee and cast your vote for Fairmont’s Cutest Canine on the right side of this page under ‘Travel Poll.’ The winner of the Fairmont Cutest Canine Contest gets his or her very own Travelocity Roaming Gnome statue! Cast your vote by Wednesday, September 28 and look for an announcement of the winner on Thursday, September 29 on The Window Seat.
Learn more about Fairmont’s Canine Ambassadors at: http://www.fairmont.com/promotions/canineambassadors
Top Tips for Getting a Cheap Flight This Holiday Season
You’ve been seeing great prices on flights for fall and maybe you’re even planning an autumn vacation to take advantage of the deals. Then you start looking for flights home to mom’s house for Thanksgiving. Sticker shock! If you’re wondering why prices for flights around the holidays are more expensive than the rest of the fall, it’s simple supply and demand. More people are traveling around Thanksgiving and Christmas, which means fewer available seats and higher prices.
Travelocity and family travel expert Eileen Ogintz, author of the syndicated column Taking the Kids, teamed up to poll families and find out where they would go on vacation if money was no object. Turns out families who travel with children are more likely to have dream vacations planned than those respondents who do not, indicating having kids doesn’t have to mean the end of travel.
88 percent of respondents to the survey have a dream trip they would take if money was no object. Of those, the majority (60 percent) stated that having an authentic, local experience was what mattered most on their dream trip. The other 40 percent said it was more important to experience the best service possible.
When will I find the the best air fares for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays?