Travelsavers Canada appoints Daphne Sword to director role

Travelsavers Canada is expanding its team of business analysts with the recent appointment of Daphne Sword as director, business development.

Sword, who began her career in travel working as a travel advisor, brings a wealth of agency expertise and 25 years of management experience to her new Travelsavers role. In addition to bringing on new agencies, she will support existing affiliates in Ontario as a business analyst.

“This is such a fabulous team of individuals,” said Sword. “I’m so excited to make an impact with the owners we work with. With its strategic approach, long-standing partnerships with vendors and agency relationships, Travelsavers Canada is second to none. I love what the company stands for.”

About Sword

Having previously served as managing director for Red Label Vacations, Sword brings a strong understanding of the industry at large, expertise in training large teams and a diverse skill set honed across various departments, from operations to sales.

Making significant headway in 2024, Travelsavers Canada is experiencing exciting success under the leadership of Jane Clementino, senior vice-president and general manager. A growing team and agency roster, various engagement initiatives and the recent launch of its educational program, KORE, make for a groundbreaking start to the year for the consortium.

“The Travelsavers model leads with a commitment to service and consultation. In growing our business analyst team, we’re able to provide the best-in-class experience,” said Clementino. “As demand increases, the expansion of our team will be pivotal. Daphne’s knowledge and skills will be invaluable as we continue to up-level the business.”

What’s next in 2024

Next for the consortium is a new round of Dine & Discover events, starting March 20 in Montreal at Le Crystal Salles De Réception.

Dine & Discover events, first spearheaded over the summer of 2023, facilitate meaningful one-on-one connections among travel agency owners, advisors and preferred partners.