Tag Archive | tourism

For the History Buff

“A visit to Charlottetown is a bit like stepping back into the past”

If you are interested in Canadian history, there are a few locations in and around Charlottetown that you will not want to miss. (According to Discover Charlottetown)

Ardgowan Nation Historic Site of Canada

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Wildfire Jewellery and Gifts

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If you are looking for the perfect gift for a special someone this Valentine’s Day then you don’t have to look further than our very own beaches here on the Island. Wildfire Jewellery and Gifts based out of Souris has beautiful sea glass necklaces and earrings in enough colours, shapes and sizes to suite every person. Pricing depends on the size of the pendant and the rarity of the colour. Read More…

Super Special!

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THIS WEEK ONLY!

Stay with us one night and you get your second night at 50%! That’s huge savings! But this special event only lasts until November 10th!

Travelling with pets? Not a problem! Ask us about our pet friendly rooms.

Included in your stay is a free continental breakfast in the mornings and wireless internet in the room. There is also a mini fridge and a microwave in every room!

To book, call us directly at (902) 368-1110 or 1-800-539-1241 or email us at stay@econolodgepei.com.

Prince Edward Island Culinary Adventures

You probably already knew this but PEI has the best food. It’s true. Our restaurants, our farms, our fishing. Here on PEI, not only do you know where your food comes from, you can actually harvest and catch it yourself!

As a family run business, our owners love food, it’s part of their culture and heritage. That’s why they support Chef Ross’ Indiegogo campaign to create a hands-on experience for foodies, food lovers and those who eat (really I mean all of us). :)

Please join us in supporting the campaign to share Prince Edward Island’s wonderful food experiences with you, our guests!

Mary Lou

 

What are you looking for when you travel to PEI?

Just finished reading an article from the Guardian. I’m going to quote it here, but it was written by Dave Stewart:

Imagine visiting P.E.I. for the first time and rappelling off the Confederation Bridge.

Or perhaps being a fan of the legendary Anne of Green Gables book and having breakfast with a descendent of author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Either one could best be described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, something meetings and conventions expert Lynn Buckley thinks local organizers should shoot for when it comes to packing an experience for those who come to P.E.I.

“We already know they’re coming,’’ Buckley told those gathered at the inaugural Tourism Marketplace in Charlottetown on Wednesday. “You want to get them back.’’…

Buckley’s message is a simple one — develop a meetings package for those coming in for meetings and conventions that provides them with so much fun they’ll come back as tourists.

Those packages should be convenient and easy to understand and they should give people an exact idea of how much it will cost them.

“People want to plan and budget for a trip. They want to know what they’re going to spend. If they can pick up the phone once and budget for four to five experiences at once that is huge.’’…

Their P.E.I. visit should be a defining moment, Buckley said, providing them with access to something they normally wouldn’t be able to do.

She cited one meeting/convention in Halifax that included repelling off the Angus Macdonald Bridge as an activity. For another event involving Sable Island, she included dinner with a Sable Island painter as a treat. Just a couple of examples of how meetings and conventions planning can enhance their guests’ experience.

“Make them feel like they didn’t do it all,’’ Buckley said, referring to the experience promised in that meetings and conventions package. “And it all started with a package.’’

Are visitors to PEI looking for a unique experience or just a relaxing getaway? Or are they looking for a bit of both?

If it’s an Island experience they want, well the owner of the Econo Lodge Charlottetown motel does have free range chickens. You are more than welcome to accompany him to his farm, chase after them and collect the eggs.

Stay in one of our spacious housekeeping units and you can cook your hard earned bounty for breakfast in the morning.

Now THAT’s an authentic Island experience. ;-)

Link: the Guardian article

What the locals blog about

It was a busy few weeks (our busiest time of the year) but I’m finally able to write a post.

Since creating this blog, I have come across several Island bloggers, whether through Twitter or Google. A lot of local businesses also have created blogs, I especially like Rachel Peters Photography blog. Not only does she take great pictures of people, she really captures the charm and character of our wonderful Island.

I’m sure once you see her photos of PEI, you’ll want to book your stay with us!

If you have a blog you would like to share, please let us know by commenting below!

- Doug

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