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Quartet Of TTC Operators and RIT Say Thanks

Trafalgar, Costsaver, Contiki and African Travel are saying “thanks” to their travel agent partners, rolling out something special for them today.

While Canadian travel agents are busy working from home, Trafalgar and Costsaver Canada are going to be celebrating #AgentsFirst all month long in support of Travel Agent Day and Month.

As a thank you for their support and loyalty, from May 1 to May 31, travel agents will be invited to welcome some lighthearted fun in their lives by joining weekly trivia games.

The brands have scoured the galaxy for the best trivia about our planet and agents will have the opportunity to take home some out of this world prizes, including the chance to win the grand prize of a future travel credit of $1,000.00 CAD* towards a future Trafalgar journey.

For full details on how Canadian agents can participate in May Future of Travel be with us, please visit or contact your local sales manager for questions.

As for the terms and conditions, the are as follow:

The “May Future of Travel Be With Us” challenge is available to all Canada-based travel agents (except Quebec) who follow Trafalgar Tribe CA page on Facebook. To participate, users must interact with weekly quizzes by answering the questions presented. Each correct answer grants one entry for final prize draw. Prize is a non-transferrable $1,000 (one thousand dollars) future travel credit to be used against a future booking with Trafalgar or Costsaver with travel date by December 31, 2022. Prize draw will take place in June 5, 2020, and final winner will be announced by June 12, 2020 on Tribe CA page on Facebook. Top three scoring participants from each week will also get an exclusive travel item from Trafalgar or Costsaver at brands’ discretion.


In appreciation of all superhero travel agents, Contiki will be hosting four online giveaways on the Travel Agents Facebook group starting at 12:00 p.m. EST and every hour until 4:00 p.m. EST today (May 6).

To enter one of these giveaways, agents are invited to answer the question being asked each hour.

If the answer is correct, agents become eligible to win travel gift cards for future travel.

Contiki understands that now more than ever, agents are looking for a little help to make their day brighter and Contiki hopes to share their love for travel when the time is right.

If agents are not already a member of the Contiki Facebook group, they can simply search for Contiki Canada Travel Agents and submit their request to join.

African Travel

While African Travel, Inc. is the expert in booking trips to Africa, it is also the experts in staying in touch with Africa including a new Living Room Safari where you can virtually learn about African.

As well, African Travel has been hosting live events from the bush.

Carl Garbig, director of sales, Canada is also available to schedule virtual trainings, sundowner’s and safari events.

And for clients looking to seize the day and travel when it’s safe, African Travel is offering to Safari in Style with special savings later this year or next. Guests who book or tailor one of the 20 or more luxury brochure itineraries will receive a bonus complementary night on these trips. Those looking to travel in 2021 will also receive additional motivation as African Travel is offering 2021 trips at 2020 prices.

African Travel also stresses the need for advisors to continue their education. In its advisor resource center, advisors can access registration for newsletters, the Agent Academy and its educational webinar series. Next up is We Know Botswana on May 7.

Thank you and Happy Travel Agent Day from Royal Irish Tours

To celebrate Travel Agent Day, the Royal Irish Tours (RIT) team have made a quirky ‘thank you’ video for travel advisors, which includes a hurling stick (Gaelic sport), some good catching skills, and you guessed it, a few Irish beers! The video was made to thank their travel agent friends across Canada for all they do for their clients, and for their continued support of RIT over the years.

The video begins with Jonathan Sargeant, RIT’s Sales Manager thanking agents (from his kitchen bar!) before saying ‘cheers’ and throwing a can of Guinness out of shot which is caught by one his colleagues at home in their own living room!

The thank you’s continue and the video ends with a nice message from Ian Duffy, Founder and President of RIT at his home Irish bar!

***DISCLAIMER: A few cans of Guinness may have been harmed in the making of this video***

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