TORONTO — A number of high-profile former CWT Vacations travel agencies have joined the Uniglobe Partner Agency Program, in a move that took effect in early July.
The agencies are: Clarke-Way Travel, Avenue Travel, Royal City Travel and Ellison Travel & Tours.
The Uniglobe Partner Agency Program helps agencies grow their corporate business using cutting-edge tools and technology to attract new and retain existing clients, says UNIGLOBE Travel (Eastern Canada).
All four Ontario agencies – Clarke-Way (Toronto), Avenue Travel (Toronto), Travel My Way (Caledon) and Royal City Travel (Guelph) – are owned by Stephanie and Gene Branchflower and have been serving the GTA and Golden Horseshoe regions for 40+ years.
UNIGLOBE Travel (Eastern Canada) notes that all of the locations “pride themselves on providing a personalized booking experience for both business and vacation clients in their local communities and beyond.”
The agencies specialize in delivering superior service to small- and medium-size organizations across Canada by enabling a tailored approach to travel and administrative needs, says Uniglobe, adding that their travel advisors’ years of well-established teamwork and client relationships “bring meaning to their ‘family’ of agencies.”
Doug Ellison started Ellison Travel & Tours more than 40 years ago and has grown the agency from running student tours to the current-day expansion of the Ellison Team into other travel divisions and three office locations (Exeter and London, ON; North Vancouver, B.C.) employing over 80 people across Canada.
Now the second generation of the family business, Marcie Ellison-Outerbridge and Paulo and Michelle Branco, are taking over the leadership of the Ellison Team, “sharing Doug’s love of people and places, and his vision of opening minds and hearts through travel,” says UNIGLOBE.
UNIGLOBE adds: “Ellison is one of the largest Canadian travel agencies, loyal to its roots and has all the advantages of a small-town business: friendly, personal attention, long-serving employees and excellent service. They are a company that prides itself on their people and relationships, our commitment to safe and responsible travel and enterprise, and our ability to adapt and innovate through continuous advancement of technology and forward thinking.”