Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
TORONTO – The Travel Agent Next Door continues to reap in the accolades, recently winning two prestigious ACTA awards, plus Host Agency of the Year.
Penny Martin, VP, Travel Agent Experience at The Travel Agent Next Door was awarded the ACTA Ches Chard Award, which goes to an individual, travel agency of group of travel agencies that demonstrates a “significant commitment to professionalism, education and training and excellence in human resources management.” The award is named after Ches Chard, who played a key role in developing educational programs within the industry, including the first travel school in the Atlantic provinces.
Also taking home a win was Flemming Friisdahl, Founder of The Travel Agent Next Door, who was honoured with the ACTA Gerald Heifetz Award. According to ACTA, the award is given to an individual or organization who in the most recent year has had a “significant and positive impact on the role, status and sustainability of the Canadian travel industry.”
In addition, The Travel Agent Next Door was awarded Host Agency of the Year, a distinction voted on by industry suppliers.
“I am extremely proud of everyone at The Travel Agent Next Door,” said Friisdahl. “You are all responsible for our success in winning these awards. It is very humbling and gratifying to be recognized by the industry in just our fourth year of operation.”