Conservatives are launching a travel guide online to help people avoid confusion over where they can travel to for their next overseas trip.
The Conservative Party has teamed up with The Travel Council to launch the online guide, which will be offered on its website and mobile apps.
The website, which was launched by Conservative MPs on Monday, will also offer the same information as an official travel guide.
Conservative MP Rob Anders, who is leading the campaign to keep Canadians safe, told CBC News the guide will be updated periodically to ensure Canadians have the best information available.
The guide is a joint effort between the Conservative Party and the Council of Canadians, an organization of the country’s 150,000 elected and paid officials that promotes a culture of safety and well-being for Canadians.
“It’s about being able to look at where you’re going, when you’re travelling, and be able to make an informed decision,” said Anders, the MP for the Vancouver riding of Surrey-White Rock.
“So, we’ve got to make sure that when people are travelling, they have the information that they need to make the best decision.”
Anders said the guide is being launched as part of a wider campaign to improve travel safety in Canada.
“We are working closely with our colleagues from the Council to help Canadians to better prepare for travel,” he said.
“And we want to make it easy for Canadians to plan their trips to Canada.”
Anders, along with his wife, Julie, will be running the website and the mobile app.
He said the Conservative travel advice will be made available on the party’s website and app in Canada and the United States by the end of the year.
The new guide will include the following: a list of destinations for each of the five main types of international flights; a map of Canadian airports and the types of air service they offer; detailed advice on how to avoid the airport check-in process; advice on when it is safe to travel to a destination and how to get there; tips on how best to make your next overseas visit fun and safe; and tips on where to buy tickets for your next trip to Canada and other destinations.
Anders said that while the Conservative party has not yet received any requests from Canadians to create a travel advice app, it has received inquiries from Canadians about how to create their own.
Anders also said that the Conservative guide will help the party communicate with Canadians and give them the best possible information.
Anders told CBC Canada that while he understands that some Canadians might find it difficult to make travel decisions based on information that is available online, he said he is committed to making the experience of travelling easier for Canadians in the future.
“I think the idea of making travel information more accessible is really important,” he added.
Anders, Anders, and his wife have been working to secure the release of documents that will allow the Conservatives to keep their own records.
The release of the travel guide will not affect the Conservative election campaign, said Anders.
“If it were up to me, I would have done everything in my power to get that done,” he told CBC.
And when we’re able to put that information out there and make it easier for people to make those decisions, I think that’s the right thing to do.””
My job is to make Canadians safe.
And when we’re able to put that information out there and make it easier for people to make those decisions, I think that’s the right thing to do.”