Senior management at Direct Travel and Vision Travel are offering their thanks to both ACTA for its advocacy on behalf of retail travel companies across Canada and also to the federal government for its assistance programs.
Brian Robertson, president of Direct Travel’s Canada West region, said: “The travel industry has been hard hit and ACTA has been very active in lobbying for government assistance for small agency owners, employees of larger agencies and independent travel advisors. And we certainly appreciate it.”
The government programs have allowed Direct Travel and Vision Travel to ensure they can maintain their high level of service for their clients on a 24/7 basis.
Joel Ostrov, president of the Canada East region of Direct Travel, pointed out that: “Direct Travel undertook the rigorous application process for the Canada Work-Sharing Program when it was launched in March – and was among the first travel management companies to receive approval. It’s part of our ‘Whatever It Takes’ mission at DT.”
And Robertson added: “It’s so important to do what we can to support our team during this difficult time.”
Lynda Sinclair, senior vice-president, Vision Travel, observed: “Our team is our success. We never dreamed we’d be in a position to be grateful for government support to keep us at our desks, but this initiative has made all the difference in the world. We’ve also been keeping our team apprised of all the progress we’ve made with these programs through weekly Town Hall webinars. Communication is so important at times like these.”