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TRAVELWEEK

The Travelweek Group of Companies has been keeping travel agents up to date with the latest news for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973 as Canadian Travel Monthly, it quickly morphed into CTM Weekly Bulletin, then became Travelweek Bulletin and eventually Travelweek.

Today, in addition to the weekly printed publication, there is Travelweek Daily sent by e-mail, the French-language Profession Voyages, the monthly Travel Professional, our comprehensive website Travelweek.ca and Envoy Networks, a distribution and fulfillment company that specializes in providing the travel industry with custom marketing solutions.

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THE TEAM

Travelweek’s Editorial Team

Kathryn FolliottKathryn Folliott, Editor

About me in exactly 5 words:
Efficient to a fault

Favourite Travel Memory:
Meeting a reporter from the Toronto Sun on a press trip to Barbados and St. Lucia. Honeymooning with him in Florida five years later.

Favourite Place in the World:
Road trip, passenger seat, map on my lap

Dream Trip:
New Zealand, Russia, Eastern Europe, Nordic cruise, Chile

Why I love to travel:
The anticipation and the freedom

 

Cindy SosroutomoCindy Sosroutomo, Deputy Editor

About me in exactly 5 words:
I’d rather be eating pizza

Favourite Travel Memory:
It’s either watching the wildebeest migration from a hot air balloon in Kenya or visiting the tanneries in Fes, Morocco

Favourite Place in the World:
Istanbul

Dream Trip:
Cross-Canada road trip

Why I love to travel:
For the people and the food!

 


Travelweek’s Sales Team

Sue WinieckiSue Winiecki, Business Development Manager

About me in exactly 5 words:
Have fun along the way

Favourite Travel Memory:
Travelling around Europe & Morocco in an old VW camper van in my early twenties

Favourite Place in the World:
The Purbecks in Dorset, England

Dream Trip:
A Round the World Tour

Why I love to travel:
To learn and experience other cultures

 

Annie CicvaricAnnie Cicvaric, Business Development Manager

About me in exactly 5 words:
Catch me if you can!

Favourite Travel Memory:
Sleeping under the Arabian stars in a tent

Favourite Place in the World:
Too many to list

Dream Trip:
Egypt next – pyramids and camel riding in the desert

Why I love to travel:
Excitement, sense of adventure, and learning to keep an open mind

 

Toni DefinoToni DeFino, Director, Product Development / Vice President, Marketing & Product Development, ENVOY

About me in exactly 5 words:
Mom, traveller, dedicated, funny, vegetarian

Favourite Travel Memory:
Winning a Swiss cow in a travel contest with Switzerland Tourism, and having the great opportunity to visit this beautiful country and meeting Daisy, yes that’s right my cow’s name was Daisy, meeting her face to face in a beautiful Swiss Alp.

Favourite Place in the World:
A toss up between Bern & Montreaux , Switzerland

Dream Trip:
I would love to travel to Australia & New Zealand . I would also love to spend a month or so travelling all the great countries in Europe. A river cruise would be nice …. Do I have to stop now ?

Why I love to travel:
Because life is not meant to be lived in one place. Travel as much as you can, as far as you can and as long as you can

 

Laura Di NardoLaura Di Nardo, Business Development Manager & Content Creator

About me in exactly 5 words:
Foodie, traveller, spontaneous, fun seeker

Favourite Travel Memory:
Travelling to the San Blas Islands in Panama having no idea what to expect, and coming staying on a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea the size of a football field with no electricity where the stars were so spectacular and the water glowed green from the phytoplankton when we swam at night. It was magical and I am still friends with people I met on that island today!

Favourite Place in the World:
Mykonos – Greece

Dream Trip:
Backpacking Central & South America, starting in Mexico and finishing at the tip of Argentina

Why I love to travel:
I love the feeling of being pushed out of your comfort zone. I also love making genuine connections with different types of people you might not encounter at home and of course sampling new cuisines!

 


Travelweek’s Production Team

Devin KinaszDevin Kinasz, Director of Digital Strategy & Senior Staff Writer

About me in exactly 5 words:
Where can we go next?

Favourite Travel Memory:
Hiking with three young Vietnamese girls in the Northern Sapa region and them being deliriously funny and happy despite only having things like plastic water bottles and the clothes on their backs as possessions. Even though they had nothing by our standards, they were super generous with their sugar cane!

Favourite Place in the World:
Too hard to answer.

Dream Trip:
I want to go to Brazil for a least a month and explore the coastline.

Why I love to travel:
Because it has expanded my horizons and seriously impacted the way I view life. In a good way.

 

Zara MartinezZara Martinez, Digital Product Specialist

About me in exactly 5 words:
The IT gal to summon!

Favourite Travel Memory:
Niagara Falls trip during the winter time. There’s something about a fairly frozen falls view that’s magical during winter.

Favourite Place in the World:
Venice, Italy

Dream Trip:
A trip to the Maldives would be nice.

Why I love to travel:
I think it’s good to see what’s out there. You might miss something if you don’t stray away from the home base every once in a while.

 

Andrew CampbellAndrew Campbell, Graphic Designer

About me in exactly 5 words:
Reality is probably a hologram

Favourite Travel Memory:
Realizing Berlin is pretty much a 3 story human-made canyon city, loving every minute of it.

Favourite Place in the World:
The void between worlds. Also Berlin and Toronto.

Dream Trip:
Another planet with a nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere, but in the meantime Iceland, Scotland, and Sweden.

Why I love to travel:
Experiencing different cities takes on design, fashion, art, literature, coffee, food and transit.

 

Alex KeermaAlex Keerma, Digital Product & Content Manager

About me in exactly 5 words:
Media guru and tennis enthusiast

Favourite Travel Memory:
Wandering the narrow streets of Nerja at midnight looking for the next great pitcher of sangria

Favourite Place in the World:
Florence, Italy (or anywhere in Italy, really)

Dream Trip:
A ramen and sushi themed cuisine tour of Japan

Why I love to travel:
To experience variety and uniqueness beyond your own bubble; visiting somewhere new helps you grow as a person and see the world with fresh eyes, while showing you there is more to life than what you’ve grown accustomed to

 

chris dizonKate Ivchenko, Content Marketing Assistant

About me in exactly 5 words:
Energetic, verantwortlich, доброзичлива, creative, drôle

Favourite Travel Memory:
A trip around Europe visiting Prague, Rotenburg, Paris, Munich, Vienna in one week!

Favourite Place in the World:
Kiev – Ukraine

Dream Trip:
London – England! Drinking tea at 5pm with Benedict Cumberbatch and Queen Elizabeth II.

Why I love to travel:
Travelling opens your mind. It helps you explore new things – often creating a greater appreciation for what you already have. What could be better than experiencing how other cultures live: to hear their language, use different currencies and commerce as well as travel to places you have never been before? Booking air tickets gives a true sense of euphoria that is hard to describe except to say there are too many places in the world to be limited to one city to define one’s life.

Dave ThompsonDavid Thompson, Business Development Manager

About me in exactly 5 words:
I intend to live forever.

Favourite Travel Memory:
Finding a secluded beach bar, Casitas Maraika, in between Boca de Tomatlan and Playa Las Animas on a hike.

Favourite Place in the World:
Kawartha lakes, Ontario

Dream Trip:
Patagonia

Why I love to travel:
What’s not to love?

 

Taylor WaverTaylor Waver, Sales and Marketing Coordinator

About me in exactly 5 words:
Adventure, culture, and knowledge seeker

Favourite Travel Memory:
Traveling Italy and Greece with my friends and ending the trip in Egypt. We were on a Nile River cruise and we brought our blankets to the top deck and slept under the stars. A memory I will never forget. Endless writing material ensued…

Favourite Place in the World:
Amsterdam, Netherlands. I used to live there and became a Dutch citizen. Hopefully will be living on a houseboat in the near future…

Dream Trip:
South East Asia in its entirety. With Anthony Bourdain as my spirit guide and my travel partner to accompany me on all the crazy things I want to do!

Why I love to travel:
The vast and life-changing experiences, discoveries, relationships, (and food), that I come to notice when I travel bring me to a place like no other. Who wouldn’t always want to travel somewhere new (or somewhere old)? You create a special bond with people and places that stay with you for the rest of your life. The only thing constant in traveling is that it’s always changing. And I love that.

 


Administration

Marie MercadoMarie Mercado, Accounting Clerk

About me in exactly 5 words:
I love keeping myself busy

Favourite Travel Memory:
When we went for a long drive from Florida to Texas, we stopped by some place for gas and food. We saw restaurants and fast food stands nearby the gas station but all the menu listings seemed to be exotic, (like fried frog legs, grilled alligator tail, frog sandwich, etc.), then we noticed that the place had a big sign that said “Frog City”. We ended up ordering pizza.

Favourite Place in the World:
Philippines

Dream Trip:
To travel around the world

Why I love to travel:
To have sometime to relax, to see beautiful and historical places and to learn other cultures

 

Glen HarwoodGlen Harwood, Associate Publisher / President, ENVOY

About me in exactly 5 words:
I’m addicted to air conditioning

Favourite Travel Memory:
Getting kicked out of the Skyview Bar at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai for wearing sandals

Favourite Place in the World:
Definitely at home with my family

Dream Trip:
A real life African Lion Safari

Why I love to travel:
The best part of travel is the drive home from the airport

 

Gerry Kinasz

Gerry Kinasz, Publisher

About me in exactly 5 words:
I’m still deciding what to be when I grow up

Favourite Travel Memory:
Driving through the Maritimes on my honeymoon with my new wife, new MGB and new Eagles disc, “Hotel California”

Favourite Place in the World:
Home & Mt. Tremblant Quebec

Dream Trip:
Driving holiday through Argentina

Why I love to travel:
It’s fun

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