Camera for travel
You might want to look at the Canon s95/s100 line.
Oh, and it has a button to turn the flash on or off, and it remembers it's setting when the camera is off. I set mine to off when I bought it and I've never used it.
Funny that, I use my S95's flash all the time - I live in Australia and the adjustable output of the flash makes it almost perfect for fill flash to counteract our harsh, bright light. It's not a big flash, but it's useful.
'Stores' are places where things are kept. 'Shops' are places where things are sold. Buy from a shop, not a store.