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Some 20 agencies join Canada since October

TORONTO — continues to expand its Canadian membership with the addition of 20 new member agencies since October 2013.

This brings the total number of members to 650 in Canada.

New member agencies joining Canada-wide since October include: Alitours; A Ticket to Ride Travel; Baconko Travels; Bestway Travel Ltd; Caspian Travel & Tour Inc; Castle Hill Travel & Tours; Discovery Group Ltd; Fly Today; Jac’s Journeys; Kaleidoscope Travel & Cruise; L & H Travel; Lucky 7 Travel; Luxury Corporate Cruises; Maligaya Travel Ltd; Mohajeri International Travel & Tours; Pure Magic Vacations; Rhythm Travel and Tours; Travelaero Services Ltd; Travelbest Cruises and Tours; Westar Travel Ltd.

Megan Baugh of Baconko Travels in Edmonton recently joined for the support, training and increased commissions. “The wide variety of tools and programs offered by is helping us grow our business and increase our overall commissions. offers excellent value and exceptional benefits of being part of a large agency organization. So far, the experience has been great.”

Christine James, Vice President Canada for, credits the strength of Canada’s two Business Development Managers, Sue Urie (Western Canada) and Linda Khanna (Eastern Canada), as well as their direct approach and extensive training that is consistently provided, once new members are recruited. “We create a unique value proposition for every agency and can demonstrate how’s enhanced commissions can positively impact their bottom line,” said James.

“The value of a membership is significant, and the industry continues to take notice,” added James. “Members receive access to the SIRRVA booking platform, which displays preferred suppliers and provides member agencies with a top-notch online tool. Additional membership value includes access to the Stream prepaid hotel program and the Worldwide Hotel Program. Our award-winning Engagement direct mail and e-mail program continues to drive clients to their agencies with exclusive travel offers.”

Agencies can visit for more information on the benefits offers.