TORONTO — The grill was hot, the drinks were flowing and the music was pumpin’ at Travelweek’s ‘So Long Summer’ party yesterday, giving travel industry friends and partners the chance to reconnect in person in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Taking place Sept. 21 on the rooftop patio of Travelweek’s head office, the party welcomed familiar faces from across the industry, many of whom had not seen each other since the start of the pandemic. Said Travelweek’s publisher, Devin Kinasz: “This is such a wonderful opportunity for us to see so many of our friends in person once again, and to have some sense of normalcy after the many ups and downs of the past two years.”
Kinasz kicked off the evening with a celebratory toast to guests, thanking them for their continued support throughout the pandemic. She also highlighted Travelweek’s many new products and future projects, including its hugely successful virtual conference event series, ‘Future of Travel,’ which was initially launched during the pandemic as a way for travel agents to stay up to date on key industry issues. With viewership reaching up to 10,000, the series’ next instalment is scheduled for Oct. 20 and will focus on the industry’s continued recovery.
Hot off the press is Travelweek’s Fall edition of Travel Professional, which launches today in both print and online. And Kinasz also noted Travelweek’s upcoming participation at the SITV International Tourism & Travel Show, taking place in Montreal from Oct. 28-30. As the show’s media sponsor, Travelweek will be hosting a cocktail party and exclusive seminars for travel advisors.
“There’s a lot going on, a sign of great things to come for Travelweek and the entire industry,” said Kinasz. “So cheers to all of you, cheers to full hotels and flights, and cheers to creating wonderful holidays for Canadians!”