Direct Travel will reopen all 41 of its Vision Travel leisure travel offices across Canada by the end of the summer, the company has announced.
“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,” stated Brian Robertson, president/Canada West Region for Direct Travel, in a release.
Robertson reports a "conservative but steady growth" of leisure travel inquiries and bookings for late 2020 and into the next two years.
The news has been well received by management and staff.
According to John Felice, director, leisure sales & operations, Western Canada: “Reopening the offices brings a boost of positivity that we are moving to the recovery stage.”
Jennifer Strazzeri, CTM, director of leisure sales and operations in Ontario, added: “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."
Direct Travel is also a firm supporter of the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable, of which Joel Ostrov, president/Canada East Region of Direct Travel is a member, and which is promoting #timetotravel to encourage authorities to lift travel restrictions.
Direct Travel, Inc. is a leading provider of luxury leisure and corporate travel management services.
In Canada, Direct Travel comprises a corporate travel management division from British Colombia to Ontario which does business as Direct Travel Canada West; the Vision Travel leisure division in the same market; and Les Services Direct Travel in Eastern Canada, headquartered in Montreal, for both corporate and leisure travel.
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