TPI in the News

TPI Named Best of the Best Agency & Top Host Agency in Canada at Sandals Awards 2018

  Travel Professionals International (TPI) was once again named the Top Host Agency in Canada along with being named as one of the Top 10 Agencies Worldwide at the 17th annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (STAR) Awards held this past weekend at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. During the STAR Gala awards, TPI received many accolades including being named ‘Best […]

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TPI IGNITES CHANGE at their Annual Conference

Travel Professionals International (TPI) – Canada’s leading home-based travel company and Virtuoso Member, welcomed over 240 of their Advisors, Guests and Supplier Partners to their conference last week on board the Norwegian Getaway. “This year’s conference theme – IGNITE CHANGE – was to highlight the many positive changes that TPI has made this past year, […]

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Klassen at TPI brings home the Gold!

Travel Professionals International (TPI) is proud to announce that our advisor Kelly Klassen was recognized at the Palace PRO Awards Gala with the Gold Crown award, the ceremony was held in Cancun at The Grand Moon Place. “On behalf of all of TPI, I would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Kelly on achieving […]

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Meet TPI’s new national training manager

Travel Professional International (TPI) has appointed Emilyn Salvador as the company’s new national training manager. Salvador will be based in Winnipeg and will report directly to Amy Losics, Director of Operations. Salvador has been with TPI for over 18 years and has most recently been an integral member of the company’s Inside Sales team. Salvador will work to […]

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TPI at 25: continued focus on strong partnerships, marketing

  An increased focus on marketing and training, along with continuing its close relationships with travel partners, will mark Travel Professionals International’s 25th anniversary in 2019.   The travel agency network welcomed its top travel partners to an exclusive event in Toronto last night, welcoming representatives from air and cruise lines, tour operators, resorts and tourism boards […]

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Bookings using bitcoin (what is it, anyway?) create new TPI client base

Bitcoin isn’t the only crypto-currency out there, but it’s the best known. You might have heard of it, but like 99.9% of people, you’re not sure what it is. In the travel industry, organizations including TPI have started accepting bitcoin, and just a few weeks ago the host agency processed $75,000 worth of bitcoin bookings. […]

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Bitcoin sales start rolling in at Travel Professionals International

TORONTO, CANADA – TPI is open for Bitcoin business and reaching a new client base at the same time. TPI announced in May that they were leading the way by adopting this latest payment technology, to provide more payment options to our advisors to support their customers.   Ottawa Travel Advisor, Carine Taylor; an 8-year […]

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TPI’s 2018 Velocity Trip

TORONTO, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, held its annual TPI Velocity Trip at Secrets SilverSands.   Unique to TPI advisors, the industry leading and exclusive Velocity rewards program is designed to recognize and incentivize advisors.  The TPI Velocity program allows advisors […]

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TPI announces winner of its Advisor contest month with Norwegian Cruise Line

TORONTO, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, hosted a contest for its advisors for the travel agent month with Norwegian Cruise Line.   “To honour our network, we had dedicated the month of May to celebrate our advisors,” said Gedeon, CEO of […]

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TPI ANNOUNCES THEY ARE NOW ACCEPTING BITCOIN CRYPTOCURRENCY

TORONTO, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of Independent Travel Advisors, today announced they are now accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for all purchases. Offering travelers another way to book, travellers can now shop from the vast array of products available including all Virtuoso products at […]

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TPI’s 2018 Cross-Country Summit Events

TORONTO, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, held its annual TPI Summit events across Canada from 22 May to 2 June. Taking place in 9 major cities across Canada, over 375 advisors participated in the events – a marked increase in engagement […]

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Caroline Hay – Promoted to Director of Sales for Ontario

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 April 2018 Caroline Hay – Promoted to Director of Sales for Ontario   Travel Professional International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies,  announces the appointment of Caroline Hay as Director of Sales, Ontario.  Ms. Hay will report directly to Zeina Gedeon, Chief Executive […]

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Top TPI Travel Advisors Honoured at TPI Chairman’s Circle Trip

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 APRIL 2018 Top TPI Travel Advisors Honoured at TPI Chairman’s Circle Trip   Travel Professionals International (TPI), Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, celebrated the success of its top advisors by hosting them and their guests on The Crystal Esprit Yacht, alongside TPI President, Morris Chia, […]

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TPI Advisor Recognized

From the small city of St. John’s Newfoundland, Lois Barbour has grown a formidable travel agency that is competing with the very best in the world. When she first decided to purchase a franchise with Travel Professionals International (TPI) in 2005, Lois Barbour still had one foot in her other career — nursing. She soon realized […]

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TPI Takes Top Canadian Spot at STAR Awards

Travel Professionals International (TPI) was once again named the Top Host Agency in Canada at the 16th annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (STAR) Awards held this past weekend at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa. The STAR awards celebrate excellence in sales and recognize the agencies and individual advisors who utilize innovative […]

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Zeina Gedeon Joins TPI as CEO

  Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 10 worldwide Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Zeina Gedeon has joined the company in the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, to focus on two key priority areas – growth and innovation. “Zeina […]

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TPI Hosts Over 300 at Record Number of Ship Tours

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 10 worldwide Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, is pleased to announce that a record number of ship tours are planned for its Atlantic Canada travel advisors and their clients this fall. From September through October 2017, 25 ship tours […]

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TPI achieves Air Canada Circle of Excellence & TPI advisors win AC Contest

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 10 worldwide Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Air Canada as a 2017 Circle of Excellence (COE) agency for the tenth year in a row. In addition, two (2) TPI […]

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TPI in Top 10 for Total Agency Attendance at Virtuoso Travel Week

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 10 Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, was recognized as one of the top 10 largest attendee groups at Virtuoso Travel Week, 11-17 August 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, with representation by 52 of its travel advisors and staff. “We are delighted […]

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TPI & Crystal Cruises Announce 2018 Chairman’s Circle Trip

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 30 Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, announces its 2018 annual TPI Chairman’s Circle trip with co-host Crystal Cruises to recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of its top advisors. Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO will travel along with TPI’s top […]

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TPI Launches Tech Tool, Nets Record Satisfaction Levels at Cross-Country Tour

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, held its annual TPI Summit events across Canada from 24 May to 3 June. Taking place in 9 major cities across Canada, over 300 advisors participated in the events – a marked increase in engagement […]

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Top Travel Advisors Honoured at TPI Chairman’s Circle Trip

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 30 Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, celebrated the success of its top advisors by hosting them and their guests on the annual TPI Chairman’s Circle trip – this year aboard an AmaWaterways river cruise – alongside Morris Chia, TPI […]

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TPI Announces Commitment to Children’s Wish Foundation

TPI Announces Commitment to Giving by Fulfilling Celia’s Wish  WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 30 Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, today announces its commitment to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada by fulfilling Celia’s wish of traveling to Disney World in Orlando, FL, to […]

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TPI Advisor only Canadian chosen for Virtuoso’s Saveur Advisory Board

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 30 Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, today announces that Diane Cook of Fergus, Ontario, a TPI advisor, is the only Canadian travel advisor named to the very prestigious advisory board of Saveur Magazine. New York City-based Saveur is allied […]

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TPI goes for quality over quantity with invitation-only recruitment

Interview with Tim Morgan – by Travelweek Group TPI started off the year with single-digit growth and February is continuing the upward trend with double-digit growth. Commissions continue to outpace the growth of travel sales, says Tim Morgan, Vice President,
TPI – Travel Professionals International, in this edition of Sphere’s Insider Interview. Sphere: You’ll soon be […]

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TPI to Hold 2017 Annual Conference in Dominican Republic

PRESS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TPI to Hold 2017 Annual Conference in Dominican Republic Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 30 Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, today announces the details of its upcoming 2017 TPI Annual Conference, as the company enters its 23rd year in business. Taking place […]

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Bruce Poon Tip to Keynote TPI Annual Conference

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 July 2015 Bruce Poon Tip to Keynote TPI Annual Conference WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, is pleased to announce that Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures, will be the keynote speaker at the […]

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TPI and Karisma Set to Take Top Travel Advisors to Cancun

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 May 2015 TPI and Karisma Set to Take Top Travel Advisors to Cancun WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, is pleased to announce that its 2015 TPI Velocity trip for top performing travel advisors will […]

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TPI Advisors Attend Virtuoso Canada Events

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 May 2015 TPI Advisors Attend Virtuoso Canada Events WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Top 30 Worldwide Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, sent 30 advisors and staff to the Virtuoso Symposium events in Toronto (May 12) and Vancouver (May 14) […]

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TPI to Hold 2015 Annual Conference in Cuba

Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, today announces the details of its upcoming 2015 TPI Annual Conference, as the company enters its 21st year in business. Taking place 16-19 November 2015 in Cuba, at the Melia Marina Varadero, the 2015 TPI Annual Conference is […]

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TPI Appoints Western and Eastern Sales Directors

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Winchester and Barbara Chamberlain-Ritchie as TPI Director of Sales, Western Canada, and TPI Director of Sales, Eastern Canada, respectively, effective immediately. “Christine and Barbara bring exceptional experience […]

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TPI Celebrates 20 Years, Hosts 400 in Mexico

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, welcomed nearly 400 of its travel advisors and their guests, preferred partners, and TPI Head Office staff, to the company’s historic 20th anniversary annual conference at the Platinum Yucatan Princess and Grand Riviera Princess All-Suites Resorts and […]

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TPI Launches Wellness Program for its Travel Advisors

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, is pleased to announce the launch of a benefits program available exclusively to TPI Advisors. The TPI Wellness Program is currently rolling out in each province and territory across Canada with components specifically related to providing opt-in […]

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TPI in Top 10 at World’s Largest Luxury Travel Show

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, attended the 26th annual Virtuoso Travel Week, 9-15 August 2014, at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, and were in the top 10 agencies in attendance out of the 2,100 travel agent participants. “We are very pleased with our […]

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TPI Advisor Recognized by Air Canada Vacations

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, proudly announces that one of its advisors, Lois Barbour, of St. John’s, NL, has achieved Silver Status within the Air Canada Vacations ACV & Me program recognizing travel agent loyalty. Barbour was among the limited total of […]

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TPI Holds Successful Summit Series Across Canada

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, held its annual TPI Summit events across Canada, 30 April to 10 May. Taking place in 9 major centers throughout the country, over 300 advisors participated in the Summit events, an increase over 2013. TPI’s President & […]

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Top Travel Advisors to be Honoured at TPI Chairman’s Circle Trip

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, will be celebrating the success of its top 15 advisors by hosting them and their guests on the annual TPI Chairman’s Circle trip – this year aboard an AmaWaterways river cruise – alongside Morris Chia, TPI Chairman […]

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TPI Celebrates Top 30 Worldwide Ranking with Virtuoso

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, celebrated its Virtuoso worldwide top 30 travel agency ranking at the recent Virtuoso Canada Supplier Showcase, Toronto, Ontario, 29 May 2014.   “We love having TPI as part of the Virtuoso family,” exclaimed Becky Powell, Virtuoso Senior […]

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TPI Takes 103 to Nassau to Celebrate

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors, celebrated the success of its top producing members by taking advisors, guests, and TPI staff to the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island, Nassau, Bahamas, from May 17-21, as part of the company’s annual Velocity […]

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TPI Wins at Sandals STAR Awards

WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and a member of Virtuoso, was recognized by Sandals Resorts at The 12th Annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Awards, held December 2013, at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The S.T.A.R. Awards recognize […]

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TPI Holds Successful Summit Series Across Canada

Travel Professionals International (TPI), held its annual TPI Summit events across Canada, 21-29 September 2013. Taking place in major centres throughout the country, advisor registration for the Summit events was over 300 – up 32% from 2012. Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President, and Penny Martin, TPI Director of Sales, traveled across the country to deliver […]

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TPI Holds Summer Parties Across Canada

Travel Professionals International held its annual summer parties across Canada during August 2013. Over 160 guests attended the events in Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Regina, SK, Winnipeg, MB, Toronto, ON, Ottawa, ON, and Halifax, NS, hosted by TPI’s Regional Sales Managers, Trudy McMillan, Rhonda LaFosse, and Lisa Geddes. As a donated portion of the registrations […]

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TPI Partners with David’s Bridal

Travel Professionals International has partnered with David’s Bridal, North America’s largest bridal retailer, to offer promotional opportunities for TPI advisors at 7 David’s Bridal locations across Canada, with more locations planned as the program grows. “David’s Bridal was looking for a national partner that fit the demands of their brides for complementary services that were […]

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TPI Announces Summit Dates

Travel Professionals International announces the dates for its annual TPI Summit events across Canada, 21-29 September 2013. Taking place in major centres across Canada, the annual TPI Summit meetings are cumulatively the most-attended events in TPI’s annual calendar. Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President, and Penny Martin, TPI Director of Sales, are traveling across the country […]

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TPI Makes Top 5 at 25th Virtuoso Travel Week

Travel Professionals International was recognized as one of the top 5 largest attendee groups at Virtuoso Travel Week, 11-15 August 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada, with representation by 49 of its travel advisors and staff present for TPI’s inaugural participation year. “We’re delighted that TPI and its advisors showed such a strong commitment to their […]

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TPI Takes 60 to Las Vegas to Celebrate

Travel Professionals International celebrated the success of its top producing members by taking 60 advisors, advisors’ guests, and TPI staff to the Westin Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, 7-11 August 2013, as part of the company’s annual Velocity trip. Visiting Las Vegas and surrounding areas for five days, attendees enjoyed leisure, networking, and educational components while […]

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Focus on Sales Growth at TPI Annual Conference

Travel Professionals International held its 2013 Annual Conference, “Focus”, at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, 16-18 June 2013, featuring five keynote speakers including two highly-regarded sales trainers. Attending the conference were TPI advisors, staff, and industry partners from across North America who were invited to focus on sharing best practices for achieving the […]

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TPI Welcomes McMillan as Western Canada Regional Sales Manager

Travel Professionals International announces the appointment of Trudy McMillan as Western Canada Regional Sales Manager, effective immediately. “I’m pleased to announce Trudy McMillan as TPI’s new Western Canada Regional Sales Manager,” said Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President. “With her wealth of knowledge and industry experience, Trudy will be an exemplary addition to our team.” McMillan […]

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TPI Welcomes LaFosse as Ontario Regional Sales Manager

Travel Professionals International announces the appointment of Rhonda LaFosse as Ontario Regional Sales Manager, effective immediately. “I’m very pleased to announce Rhonda LaFosse as TPI’s new Ontario Regional Sales Manager,” said Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President. “Rhonda is well-respected in the industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role at TPI.” LaFosse […]

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TPI Appoints Martin as Director of Sales

Travel Professionals International announces the appointment of Penny Martin as Director of Sales. “Penny has been an exemplary team member over the course of her 5 years with TPI,” said Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President, “and we couldn’t be happier that she has accepted this position to lead our sales, training, and supplier relations functions.” […]

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TPI Appoints Morgan as VP, Maps Year Ahead

Travel Professionals International announces the appointment of Tim Morgan as Vice President, effective immediately. “After many years of working closely with Tim, it is my sincere pleasure to announce his appointment as Vice President of TPI,” said Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO.“I am equally humbled and honoured by my appointment to Vice President,” said […]

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