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Virtual travel agent: Plan your vacation without leaving home

Planning your dream holiday doesn’t have to be a hassle. Searching out cheap flights, accommodation and even purchasing matching luggage is made super simple with these must-visit websites and apps. You won’t even have to get off the couch.

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MasterPass by MasterCard

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If paying online for goods and services wasn’t already easy enough, it’s about to get even easier. MasterPass by MasterCard stores all your payment and shipping information in one convenient and secure place, so when you find that to-die-for matching luggage set or want to book your penthouse suite, all you do is shop, click and check out — super fast and super secure — at any online stores displaying the MasterPass button.

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Government of Canada

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This official government website provides up-to-date travel warnings on which countries the Canadian government advises you not to travel to unless necessary, information on health insurance, wait times at the Canadian-US border, what you can take on the plane and lots more really useful information.

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DDT

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Download one app, and literally thousands of accommodation packages and product deals are instantly searchable. Daily Deal Tips gives you access to all the major deal sites, like WagJag, Buytopia, Groupon, LivingSocial and more, so you can compare deals to ensure you’re getting the best value for your dollar.

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WagJag

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WagJag is a deal-of-the-day website specifically designed for Canadians. Lock this site into your favourites to score super savings, whether it’s a wine-and-dine adventure to Niagara Falls or Garcinia Cambogia, so you’re bikini ready for summer holidays. Deals change daily, so set yourself a daily reminder to make sure don’t miss out.

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Fly Porter

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Find cheap and discounted flights around Canada and selected destinations in the US on Porter Airlines. Condè Nast Traveler has named Porter the best small airline in the world. The Fly Porter website is also packed with stacks of information on rental cars, connecting flights and travel tips. If you’re feeling generous, you can even purchase gift certificates for family or friends.

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Trivago

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With Trivago, you can be sure you’re getting the absolute best deal on accommodation before you book. Tap in your preferred destination anywhere in the world, and you can compare prices on hotels from over 200 booking sites, including Expedia and Hotels.com.

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Jet-Setter

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Imagine a heaven for shopaholics who have the travel bug… Well, this is it. Everything you could possibly need for a getaway is at Jet-Setter, from travel underwear (that’s right — travel undies; you can’t leave home without them), to memory foam travel pillows, to matching luggage, to money belts.

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Buytopia

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You can never belong to too many deal-of-the-day websites. After all, the more you save, the more you can spend. Buytopia offers savings on accommodation packages, discounted concert and basketball tickets and everything you could ever need for fun-packed weekend mini-break.

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