Today, the first Wednesday in May, marks Travel Agent Day. A day of recognition for the hard work that travel advisors do everyday for their clients and the travel industry. Here at Baxter Media, we’re kicking off the celebration by showcasing our annual Travel Agent Appreciation combined special issue of Travel Courier and Canadian Travel Press. Since 2016, we’ve been highlighting some of the remarkable travel advisors across the industry in Canada for this feature edition.
Once again, we received an impressive amount of high calibre nominations to consider for this issue. Notably, many advisors went above and beyond to advocate for the industry and their peers during the course of the pandemic.
Today, we’re pleased to present the 2022 finalists:
- Jennifer McPherson, Turnkey Travel
- Shannon Graves, Charrisma Travel
- Mary LaRocque, Marlin Travel
- Jamie Milton, Uniglobe Carefree
- Shalene Dudley, Latitude Concierge Travels
- Lesley Keyter, The Travel Lady
- Martin Charlton, Adventures Abroad
- Sue Flemming, Janes Worldwide Travel
- Colette Brown, Maison de Voyages – House of Travel
- Barry Davis, Transat Travel
- Pat Probert & Mary de Almeida, Bob Family Travel
- Neelam Dwivedi, Maritime Travel
- Mike Sanderson, Up Up And Away Travel, Independent by Flight Centre
Congratulations to all!
And we’re not stopping there. This May, we’re making it all about you!
Last year we launched the inaugural Travel Agent and Beyond Award, honouring one of the finalists with some extra recognition at a virtual Travel Agent Appreciation event. This year, we’re hosting a three day event celebrating the travel industry with some fabulous prizes up for grabs as well as a not-to-miss lineup of expert panelists and featured speakers.
Here’s an overview of what’s in store:
Day 1 Cruise Symposium
Tuesday, May 17 | 3-4:30pm EST
The cruise industry has experienced some rough waters over the past two years. But, today, things are looking up as cruise lines set a course to recovery. Don’t miss this session as cruise industry experts talk about where things are at now and what’s on their itineraries for the future.
Day 2 Luxury Symposium
Wednesday, May 18 | 3-4:30pm EST
Opportunity is knocking. And it seems like those ‘in-the-know’ are seeing a huge potential in the luxury market. This is a ‘don’t miss’ session with lots of great insights for those targeting this segment of the market.
Day 3 Travel Agent Appreciation Event & Award Presentation
Thursday, May 19 | 1-4pm EST
The event culminates on May 19 with an event that’s all about you. We will be announcing the recipient of the second annual Travel Agent and Beyond Award, shining a spotlight on travel advisors and giving away tons of fabulous prizes.