“Globalia Corporación Empresarial” S.A. is a large Spanish tourism group. Its founder and chairman is Juan José Higaldo, a self-made businessman who started out in the industry at the beginning of the 1970s

Globalia’s activities now extend across Europe, America, the Caribbean & North Africa.

Travelplan is one of the leading tour operators in the Spanish market in terms of number of destinations and number of passengers. In 2009 it sold almost one and a half million package holidays. Its programme is supported by Air Europa’s network of scheduled and charter flights, but also covers all manner of products and destinations. Tours programmed on the Spanish and European rail network are managed through Iberrail, a tour operator that specialises in high speed trains. In 2003 Travelplan took over the company Iberotours, with its commercial brand, Touring Club. In 2007 it acquired 50% of MK Tour, a North American tour operator based in Miami.

It is connected to KLM and Air France.

By the end of the 2006 the company had 37 aircraft, which had carried more than 9 million passengers. Operating revenues were around one billion euros.

Their office in FRANKFURT is located in:

Hochstraße 17 EG
D-60313 Frankfurt am Main
Travel Agencies: +49 (0)69-13384545-0
Call Center: +49 (0)30 2238 5436

They also have an office in Canada:

1030 West Georgia Street, Suite 1214
Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 2Y3
Phone: +18 55 413 1928
Travel agencies phone : + 1-855-838-7672


Travel Agencies: + 49 (0)69 133 845450
Call Center:+43 12675436

And France, among others:

58-A rue du Dessous des Berges
75013 Paris
Adress: 0033-1 42 65 08 00

SchnitzelAre you an excellent cook who enjoys making Schnitzel and Vanilla Kipferl? Are you working around a schedule, such as postsecondary education or do you have young children at home? This might be the job for you! German-speaking is an asset. Must like dogs.

This 70-year old Gentleman is seeking a well-groomed, kind, happy homemaker to keep the house beautiful and dust-free, to keep the cookie-jar full and some lovely European dishes – Rolladen, Kartoffelsalat, Bratwurst, Spaetzle, Cabbage – and soups in the fridge.

The position is live-out, 3-4 hours a day at least 2 days a week. Flexibility is important, and we are also willing to be flexible with your schedule.

We are basically seeking someone who is willing, and helpful and fun and enjoys a good conversation, while working.

Please call Gerry at 604 537-5402 to arrange for an interview.

$18 an hour.

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21 Aug 2015
August 21, 2015

Oktoberfest Posters for Sale

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Oktoberfest Enterprises, located at 6711 Woodwards Road in Richmond, BC has an assortment of new original “Bavarian & Anniversary Munich Oktoberfest” Roll Posters for sale.

They are $6.50 per item and are 24″ by 36″ or 2′ by 3′.

Oktoberfest Enterprises have been specialist Oktoberfest Event organizers and decor suppliers for the last 40 years!

In order to get your posters, please call 604 277-4300.

You need to pick up in person.

Oktoberfest Enterprises does not have a website or even a Facebook Page yet, and is still successfully providing items and specialty products directly from Germany!  See their advertisement here:

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17 Aug 2015
August 17, 2015

Rental Cars in Germany!

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For over 60 years, Auto Europe has been a leader in worldwide car rental services. Through their relationships with suppliers like Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, National, Budget, Dollar, Buchbinder and Peugeot they offer travellers the best rates at 20,000 pickup locations in over 180 countries worldwide.

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Visit Germany this fall and enjoy the Frankfurt Rheingau Wine Festival 2015 on September 2 – 11, 2015, the Oktoberfest celebration starting September 25th, or the National Harvest Festival on Sunday, the 4th of October 2015, or the Hamburg Winter Beer Festival on from the Nov 6 – Dec 6, 2015.  Travel in a car, a truck or even a motorhome!

You could simply follow the The Rheingau Riesling Route and travel 70 km from Lorchhausen to Florsheim to check out the medieval castles, monasteries, churches and established estates – cultural and architectural wonders that you may have never seen before.

Here is the link to the Route:  http://www.rheingau.de/wanderwege/rieslingrouten

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Signs, Banners, and Magnets On The Cheap makes it simple for anyone to quickly and easily create professional looking, custom signs, banners, and magnets. They specialize in servicing real estate agents, developers, construction companies, insurance agents, retailers, event and conference planners, church and school groups, and any individuals looking for special event signage.

Their online banner design tool lets you fully customize your banner to your liking. Change the text, images, or upload your own photo to create a custom banner for cheap. The cheapest 3ft x 25ft vinyl banners on the web!

Magnetic vehicle signs are an excellent way to give your independent business increased exposure. A magnetic sign on your vehicle enables you to advertise wherever you drive and gives you the flexibility to easily remove it when you want. When properly cleaned and cared for magnetic car signs can last up to three years.

08 Aug 2015
August 8, 2015

Keurig Sale Information Here!

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Free Shipping with a $45 purchase or more

Keurig is the official Canadian online store – the North American leader of single-cup brewing systems. “Keurig” is derived from the Dutch word for excellence, which is their standard for everything, from their patented brewing technology to their gourmet brands of beverages.

Timothy's Original Donut BlendTM - K-Cups

Belgian Chocolate Coffee - K-Cups

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For those of my friends who are in Berlin right now – check this out!

Berlin Pass is pleased to announce that there is a sale starting on Sunday. Please find all details below:-

Promotion – 10% off all passes
Starts – Sunday 09th August @ 10am
Ends – Thursday 13th August @10am
Link – http://www.berlinpass.com

The following discount code is also valid for August:

Code – AUG6
Promotion – 6% off all passes
Expires – 31/08/2015

The pass includes the following:

Berlin Museum Pass which grants you free entry into 45 of Berlin’s top art galleries, museums and monuments
Berlin Attractions Pass to get you into a further 10 attractions and experiences for free
Free travelcard included in the price of the pass, to cover zones ABC in central Berlin
Free guidebook to help plan your sightseeing adventure
Money Back Guarantee free with every order to cover non-used passes

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Westcoast German News Summer 2015 EditionGerman News Digital Magazine will come out mid-September.  Therefore the deadline for Advertisements, Articles or Artwork you wish to share is August 31st.  We also publish press releases, events and interviews.

Any pictures or artwork should be very high-resolution, 300 dpi.

Advertising Rates can be seen here:  http://www.westcoastgermannews.com/digital-products/advertising-rates/

Here are some ideas that we would welcome:

1.  Column Writers – in return, you would get a free advertisement for your services

2.  Event photographers – again, you would get a free advertisement

3.  Freelance Journalists – sharing stories about Germans, Swiss and Austrians in your neighbourhood

4.  Graphic Designer – I need a better logo for the Westcoast German News Magazine – receive a free ad in the magazine, as well as online advertising for one year on my Advertising Page – with a link to your website.

Otherwise, share this information on your social media accounts, in e-mails to German-speaking friends or family and via word-of-mouth.

Westcoast German News, started in 2007 as German Voices Vancouver, and has published 20 newsletters and 8 Digital Magazines, as well as the Westcoast German News Blog.  Sharing up-to-date local news from the west coast of Canada and the US for anyone interested in German news – expats, immigrants, students, business owners, event planners, tourists, German Teachers and those who were born in Germany and have now become Canadian.

Also fans of Fussball, Oktoberfest, Bier, Travelling and environmentally friendly products & services.

German Personality in Hollywood

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, born on November 11th, 1974,  had an half Bavarian, half-Italian father and a German mother, ( Irmelin Indenbirken) who was born in a German air raid shelter in the midst of a World War II air raid. In 1998, DiCaprio established his foundation with the mission of “protecting the Earth’s last wild places and implementing solutions to build a more harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world” when he was only 24 years old.

According to his website, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities. LDF works in 4 key areas: Protecting biodiversity, wildlands conservation, oceans conservation and  climate change.

Leonardo DiCaprio held the 2nd annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala once again at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu Vineyard on Wednesday, July22nd, 2015 in Saint-Tropez, France. The event raised over $40 million for his foundation. The first LDF St. Tropez Gala raised $25 million July 23rd, 2014. Here is the Gala reservation form.
The foundation, otherwise known as the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, will also be donating $15 million in grants to more than 30 organizations implementing conservation projects around the world.  Some of these are Dark Snow (taking measurements from the surface of Greenland to measure the melting Arctic) or the Tetiaroa Society  (A fish and crustacean replenishment program that teaches fishermen in Southeast Asia/French Polynesia how to protect their endangered catfish).  As a scuba diver, my favourite on this list of organizations is Oceans 5 (an international funders’ collaborative comprised of new and experienced philanthropists dedicated to protecting the world’s five oceans).

Leonardo speaks German and he was named Leonardo because he first kicked while his pregnant mother was looking a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Florence, Italy. His father was a comic book dealer and his mother was a legal secretary.  They separated when Leonardo was a toddler. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (or East Hollywood, on the wrong side of the tracks). Leonardo attended Seeds Elementary School, the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies and John Marshall High School, although he dropped out after 3 years and eventually earned his GED instead of graduating.

His mother was born in 1943 and immigrated to the US in 1955 with her parents Helene & Wilhelm Idenbirken, who moved back to Germany in the 1980’s. Leonardo’s maternal grandparents were Wilhelm Heinrich Indenbirken (the son of Wilhelm Indenbirken) and Helene Lisbeth Smirnow (1915-2008) (the daughter of Stefan Smirnow and Irene) who was born as Yelena Smirnova in Russia. Wilhelm was German, while Helene was Russian. DiCaprio spent part of his childhood in Oer-Erkenschwick, a town in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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01 Aug 2015
August 1, 2015

Innovative German Language Sale

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