Air Canada Vacations (ACV) has introduced its new Travel Advisory Board (TAB), comprised of 28 travel professionals specializing in groups, cruises, international and sun products – from independent agencies to chains from coast to coast.
TAB was created to give agents a voice within Air Canada Vacations, allowing representatives to directly speak to and work with senior management on issues that matter most. Members will have the opportunity to influence key strategies; share needs and challenges; help ACV understand what it needs to do to propel its relationship with the trade; and collaborate on existing and new initiatives that will increase sales for all travel agents. The group will meet monthly for the first six months and then move into quarterly sessions.
Meetings will take place at ACV’s Mississauga and Montreal offices, as well as through conference calls. There may even be an in-destination conference.
Members include: Annie Desjardins, Voyages Synergia Inc.; Caroline Klassen, Transat Travel; Filomena Punzo, Travelmasters; Irene Neustaedter, Around the World in 80 Days; Jason Mills, Escapes.ca; Jean-Michel Gendron, Voyages Gendron; Linda Sharp, TravelPoint; Margaret Barrie, UNIGLOBE Adventure House Travel; Marilyn Shalma, New Wave Travel; Nathalie Duplessis, Voyages Cap Evasion; Patrick Giguere, Voyages Constellation; Robert Townshend, Total Advantage Travel & Tours Inc.; Sarah Griffiths, Flight Centre; Shelley Parry, Tier One Travel; Sonia Gioffre, Voyages Reid; Sue Urie, Vacation.com; Todd Goguen, Maritime Travel Inc.; Tim Morgan, Travel Professionals International; Vikas Malhotra, itravel2000; Joannie Letourneau, Club Voyages Excellence; Greg Currie, Bytowntravel; Rob Blowes, CWT Blowes Travel; Barb McLean, Maritime Travel; Fiona Barclay, Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Christine Latremoille, UNIGLOBE Le Centre De Voyages Dorval; Lou Anne Fradsham, Uniglobe Bon Voyage Travel; Christina Hlusko, CAA Travel; and Danielle Sotera, Travel3000.ca.