Letter from the Editor Issue 65

Winter 2007 CSANews Issue 65  |  Posted date : May 22, 2008.Back to list

Here comes Santa Claus...here comes Santa Claus...right down Santa Claus Lane! Loonie and Toonie and all of his reindeer are pulling on the reins. Bells are ringing, children singing; all is merry and bright. Hang your stockings and say your prayers, 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

And probably for many nights to come, if you want to buy anything that was manufactured in the United States. Soon, you will not have to travel to the U.S. to get those fancy prices, as Canadian retailers catch up with the currency exchange market. Travelling to the U.S. has also dropped in price, so snowbirds are going to see their "buck" buy much more than in the past. Our early reports are showing that people are going out to dinner once or twice more often each month and are occasionally seeing an extra movie. Short-term travel (border crossing, mostly) has doubled and we expect to see many more trip extensions this year, as snowbirds get to the end of their trip and still have money in their pockets. After being poorly treated by our governments for so long, the snowbird community deserves this win.

I, personally, want to take a family cruise and the prices are the cheapest that they have been in years. My favourite cruise site on which to find lots of cruise specials is www.Vacationstogo.com. Try it, you will like it. After pushing lots of search buttons, you will love it.

Please take some time to review your new Canadian Snowbird Association board of directors for the upcoming two years. These are the people who make sure that we are able to travel freely in these troubled times. My personal thanks to them all, for dedicating their retirement time to preserving our rights and our freedom to travel.

Happy and safe travels and a wonderful year, wherever you may be!

John Ross Quigley,

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