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About to travel? There’s an app for that

A revamped federal government website promises to be a one-stop shop for international travel information.

Richmond MP Alice Wong unveiled the updated website travel.gc.calast month.

“As we all know, preparation is the key to successful travel. So, if you are travelling abroad this season, travel smart, and visit travel.gc.ca and pack the app,” she said from the Vancouver International Airport.

Aside from the refreshed website—which contains, among other things, advice and advisories on countries, a traveller’s checklist, border wait time info, and phone numbers for assistance—smart phone applications are now available for Apple, Android and BlackBerry phones.

The website was refreshed because of the steady stream of requests from travellers, Wong said.

“We want to make travelling easier, and that is why it prompts us to do what’s best for travellers,” she said

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