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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.

For information about advertising with Travelweek, go to our Advertise page.

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THE TEAM

Travelweek’s Editorial Team

Kathryn FolliottKathryn Folliott, Managing 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, Associate Editor

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

Favourite Travel Memory:
It’s a toss-up between watching the wildebeest migration from a hot air balloon in Kenya and 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!

 

Ariane CloutierAriane Cloutier, Profession Voyages Editor

About me in exactly 5 words:
Dynamic, leader, adventurous, spontaneous, smiley!

Favourite Travel Memory:
Going visiting my grand-mother at christmas time (for my birthday) in Guadeloupe

Favourite Place in the World:
The beach in Turks & Caicos (where I lived 2 years!)

Dream Trip:
Club Med 2 cruise on the Mediterranean & my honeymoon in Bora Bora piloti house (that we always see on pictures!)

Why I love to travel:
Because it’s freedom!


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.

 

Michael SmithMichael Smith, Digital Product & Content Manager

About me in exactly 5 words:
Liable to burst into song

Favourite Travel Memory:
Arriving in Toronto from Australia, jet-lagged and standing at the side walk for 10 minutes trying to figure out the pedestrian lights (it’s a green light to walk in Australia)

Favourite Place in the World:
Brisbane Powerhouse.

Dream Trip:
Spain – It’s the most consistent answer I get when I ask people their favorite place

Why I love to travel:
I like to opportunity to surprise myself.

 

Zara MartinezZara Martinez, Production Coordinator

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.

chris dizonChristiane Dizon, Content Manager

About me in exactly 5 words:
Eat, drink, explore and smile!

Favourite Travel Memory:
Travelling to Asia for a month with my older sister. Got to experience a Japanese Hot Springs, see my relatives for the first time and karaoke in Gangnam!

Favourite Place in the World:
Like Dorothy says, “There is no place like home”.

Dream Trip:
Visiting Europe and seeing the beautiful architecture.

Why I love to travel:
Why not? You learn more about yourself and the world, plus you can do things you can’t do in your own city.

 

Gabriel FrancoGabriel Frano, Marketing Administrator

About me in exactly 5 words:
Let’s go road trip, now!

Favourite Travel Memory:
Petting Kangaroos and feeding sheep in an Australian zoo.

Favourite Place in the World:
The Caribbean: beach, sun, ocean – and no worries.

Dream Trip:
A Euro-trip all the way from Portugal to Greece and everything between… good thing it’s only 6 months away!

Why I love to travel:
Change! Travel gets you out of your everyday world and into a new culture and experience.

 


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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