The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) recognize their members as being the best in the Canadian retail travel industry again this year at the Travel MarketPlace conference in Toronto, ACTA in partnership with Air Canada announced the award winners who excelled in their category.
The accomplishments and dedication of the winners were recognized through a broad range of categories. The winners were selected by a panel of jurors appointed by ACTA.
The ACTA/Air Canada Awards illustrate the successes of ACTA member agencies and the passionate Travel Agents who assist in the creation of those successes. With a strong list of nominations to consider, ACTA is pleased to introduce the following winners.
Leisure Travel Agent
Petra Budig, CTC | Marlin Travel | Kitchener, ON |
This award recognizes a Travel Agent who shows versatility and has extensive knowledge of many travel options available to their clients. This individual has the ability to keep the client excited about planning their dream holiday and always delivers.
Corporate Travel Agent
Angie Mammoliti | Transat Travel | Toronto, ON |
This award recognizes a Travel Agent who delivers excellent service to clients, living up to expectations and demands in a timely and efficient manner. This individual must have a good understanding of client's needs from a global perspective including, destination knowledge, policies, visas, and many other travel requirements.
Kemi Wells | North South Travel | Vancouver, BC |
This award recognizes a young potential leader who has shown divested interest in issues that influence the future of travel and who is a role model for other young professionals.
Read Kemi's winning nomination
Gerald Heifetz Trailblazer Award
Richard Vanderlubbe | Tripcentral.ca | Hamilton, ON |
This Award was established in memory of Gerald Heifetz. Gerald helped travel agents, business people and countless struggling immigrants through his law practice. He was instrumental in the foundation of ACTA and CITC. Along the way he established many of the laws that today, govern the Canadian travel and airline industry.
The Award will be awarded to the ACTA member, members or organization in Canada who in the most recent year has had the greatest positive impact on the role, status and condition of the Canadian Travel Industry.
Read Richards winning nomination
Ches Chard Award
Great Candian Travel Company | Winnipeg, MB |
This Award was established in memory of Ches Chard. Ches played a key role in developing numerous educational programs within the industry and was instrumental in establishing the first travel school in the Atlantic Provinces.
The Award will be awarded to an individual, a travel agency or a group of travel agencies that have demonstrated a significant commitment to professionalism, education and training and excellence in human resources management.
Read The Great Candian Travel Company's winning nomination
Darren Single | Odenza Vacations | Burnaby, BC |
Recognizes the individual who achieves the highest mark on the ACTA Certified Travel Manager (CTM) case studies who also works in an ACTA member agency.