HALIFAX — Maritime Travel wrapped up its largest staff conference yet earlier this month after a busy weekend of training and celebration.
The independent retailer closed down all 110 locations nationwide and brought all its travel agents to Halifax for the annual event.
“Our counsellors and management team look forward to this every year,” says Carol Buchanan, President of Retail for Maritime Travel. “For over 400 of our staff, it’s a chance to reconnect with their colleagues throughout the company. For the 89 supplier partners that joined us, it’s a much welcome opportunity to meet all our agents under one roof,” says Buchanan.
The conference saw a record number of agents and suppliers present. “We’re coming off a successful year, so we had lots to celebrate,” Buchanan says. The retailer awarded staff with service awards marking five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years with the organization. “We even had some agents celebrating over 30 years with Maritime Travel,” she adds.
The three-day event combines professional and personal development sessions for the counsellors.
A highlight of the weekend is CEO Rob Dexter’s presentation to the entire company, where he provides everyone with a snapshot of the past year, and a look at the year ahead.