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Ottawa’s “Girlfriends Getaway” Package Filled With Fun & Savings

Ottawa’s “Girlfriends Getaway” Package Filled With Fun & Savings  Toronto, July 28, 2009 –  Let’s face it—girls just want to have fun. And once in a while they need an escape from the guys but not from fun and excitement. Ottawa Tourism is serving up an eclectic menu of Girlfriends Getaway packages where the emphasis is on fun, arts, culture, shopping, and spas all at a very affordable price—from only $138 CAD per person for a two-night stay (based on double occupancy). 

The basic Girlfriends Getaway package to Ottawa includes two nights’ accommodation for two people (additional guests can be added on for an extra charge) and a certificate for the Rideau Centre Savings Directory filled with many coupons to satisfy any shopaholic.     And those who purchase a package between September 1 and October 9, 2009 will also receive a complimentary copy of a new magazine—The Best Places to Go Shopping—published by Ottawa Magazine.
And to increase the fun, guests on a Girlfriends Getaway can choose to add on a number of
optional activities, including

  • visiting the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian War Museum, Canada Aviation Museum, and/or National Gallery of Canada,
  • sitting back on the scenic Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train,
  • catching a concert at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (on until August 9, 2009)
  • being pampered thanks to a $50 Holtz Spa Gift Card; or
  • enjoying a performance of the blockbuster hit The Drowsy Chaperone at the National Arts Centre (October 14-31, 2009).

Given Ottawa’s abundance of attractions, the Girlfriends Getaway package provides a compelling reason to plan a weekend visit so gather up the girls and start having fun in Canada’s Capital Region. Guests who book accommodations at a participating hotel for a (consecutive) Friday and Saturday two-night stay have the option to reserve a third night at 50% off the listed room rate. The Girlfriends Getaway two-night package starts at $138 CAD per person based on double occupancy.   

Those wanting information, tickets and lodging reservations for the Girlfriends Getaway can visit, a powerful website operated by Ottawa Tourism. Visitors can also book by phone at 1-888-OTTAWA-8. Ottawa Tourism provides destination marketing, strategic direction and leadership in cooperation with members and partners to service the travel media and attract visitors, tours and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Its vision is to build recognition of Ottawa as an outstanding four-season tourism destination.  

– 30 –  For more information and Ottawa-area images, please contact:Jantine Van Kregten                                                Chris RyallDirector of Communications                                     Public Relations Representative                  Ottawa Tourism                                                         Ottawa Tourism613-237-5150, ext. 116                                         416-861-1022 /                                 

Summertime in Toronto

Summertime is the Right Time to Visit

TorontoSpecials Offers and Hotel Packages Available the Entire Month of August  TORONTO (August 5, 2009) –

Toronto’s summer season is far from over and traveling to the city has never been easier thanks to special promotional packages available throughout August. Visitors planning a trip to Toronto can now book the Best of Toronto Package including one night hotel accommodation, a top-priced ticket to a Mirvish Productions theatre performance such as The Sound of Music or The Harder They Come, a three-course dinner at a choice of one of 14 restaurants and admission to one of three famed attractions- the CN Tower, Ontario Science Centre, or a Toronto Tours city bus tour for only $149 per person by calling 1-800- 461-3333.   “There’s no better time to see

Toronto than in the summer,” said David Whitaker, President and CEO, Tourism Toronto. “ Toronto welcomes visitors to discover its lively waterfront, diverse neighborhoods, cultural attractions and a wealth of festivals and events.”  For other super summer hotel offers paired up with dinner, theatre tickets and attraction passes, visitors and locals alike can begin planning a

Toronto getaway at or by calling 1-877-848-3999.  Weekend getaways to Toronto this August – from families to couples, girlfriends and more – are available for just $99 per night.  Visitors booking a special package to

Toronto during August can experience a destination full of signature summer festivals such as the celebrated Pilaros Taste of the Danforth (August 7 – 9) or Scotiabank BuskerFest (August 27 – 30). Sports enthusiasts can make it a weekend with the Women’s Roger’s Cup Tennis Championship (August 15 – 23), Toronto Blue Jays baseball and Toronto FC soccer. Toronto offers theater-goers an endless line-up of performances ranging from Broadway-style to Canadian classics and Shakespeare.   With over 7,000 restaurants spread across the city, a popular way to experience Toronto is by relaxing on a street-side patio or neighbourhood café, taking a stroll or bike ride through one of the city’s 1,500 parks or seeking out a special exhibit at one of Toronto’s iconic museums and galleries followed by a night out in Toronto with hundreds of chic lounges, nightclubs or pubs to choose from. 

Memorable summer experiences begin with

Toronto summer packages and offerings available through or by calling 1-877-848-3999.   About Tourism

TorontoTourism Toronto, Toronto’s Convention and Visitors Association, is an industry association of more than 1,200 members established to sell and market the Greater Toronto Region as a remarkable destination for tourists around the globe. For more information please visit   – 30 –Media Contact:
Justine Palinska
Media Relations

Associate, U.S.
Tourism Toronto

207 Queens Quay West,

Suite 405

Toronto, ON M5J 1A7 Tel: 416-987-1739
Fax: 416-203-6753