CAD currency surcharge adds to travel costs

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The price of a trip to the sunny south is going up as more tour operators add a so-called "currency surcharge" to offset the sharp decline in the value of the loonie against the U.S. dollar.


Transat A.T. spokeswoman Debbie Cabana confirmed Thursday that Canada's largest tour operator is adding a $35 currency surcharge to sun destinations and Florida effective Jan. 27, CBC published.

Published reports say Sunwing and Air Canada Vacations are also both implementing $35 surcharges to offset the falling loonie — Air Canada effective Jan. 27 and Sunwing effective Jan. 30.




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