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TORONTO — All 41 Vision leisure travel offices across Canada are scheduled to reopen by the end of the summer, says Brian Robertson, President/Canada West Region for Direct Travel.
“As local jurisdictions ease restrictions on retail businesses, we’re very happy to be able to welcome many of our frontline staff and independent travel advisors back into our offices, even if on a part-time basis,” says Robertson.
John Felice, Director, Leisure Sales & Operations, Western Canada, adds that reopening the leisure offices “brings a boost of positivity that we are moving to the recovery stage.”
The company is seeing conservative but steady growth of leisure travel inquiries and bookings for late 2020 and into the next two years.
Jennifer Strazzeri, CTM, Director of Leisure Sales and Operations, Ontario, says: “Although we have stayed close to our clients remotely, I know our advisors are happy to be back in the office to collaborate with their colleagues and to start to build our business back.”
Both Robertson and Joel Ostrov, President/Canada East Region of Direct Travel, are members of the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable. The industry group, backed by more than 120 executives from airlines, retail agencies, tour operators, ACTA and more, is promoting #timetotravel to encourage authorities to lift travel restrictions.