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Direct Travel celebrates multiple wins at Virtuoso's Canada Forum

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  •   03-01-2024  1:32 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Direct Travel celebrates multiple wins at Virtuoso's Canada Forum
From left (of Direct): Lara Lazare, VP, ITA & VIP Services/Les services; Meredith Burbidge; director, leisure client engagement; Stephen Smith, SVP, leisure strategy & marketing; Joelle Goldman, VP, host services & luxury hotel programs; Carol McLelan, sr. director, leisure strategy & leads. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

The Direct Travel group is celebrating after winning multiple awards at Virtuoso's Canada Forum in Toronto on Feb. 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. 

The recognitions, part of Virtuoso Canada's first-ever awards ceremony, were given to Virtuoso members and partners that set the standard in their given category based on sales volume and engagement within the network.

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Direct Travel received several awards, including:

  • Top Producer in the Cruise, Tour and On-Site category, which honours a Virtuoso member and partner with the highest overall network sales in a respective category.
  • Most Engaged, which recognizes a member and a partner with the highest engagement and collaboration, one of Virtuoso’s core values, within the network in Canada.

“We are so honoured to receive these awards,” said Julie Skinner, VP Leisure, Canada for Direct Travel. “It is a recognition of the incredible travel advisors that we have across Canada.”

 Member and partner awards were announced at an elegant dinner and gala at the Four Seasons. 

“We are delighted to be acknowledged as leaders in the Virtuoso community,” said Stephen Smith, SVP Leisure Strategy and Marketing for Direct Travel. “These awards are a testament to the strength of the network. Our advisors put trust in our partners to fulfil their clients’ expectations, and they continually exceed those expectations. It’s a true partnership, and in our experience, a win-win situation.”

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