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Bruce Poon Tip to Keynote TPI Annual Conference

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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 2015 TPI Annual Conference, taking place at the Melia Marina Varadero, Cuba, 16-19 November 2015.

“It’s our great honour to have Bruce join us for our annual conference,” exclaimed Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO. “Bruce has been a leading entrepreneur in the international travel marketplace for many years and as the owner of a fellow proudly Canadian company it’s my distinct pleasure to have him share his vast experience in business and social consciousness with our network of independent owners.”

Over 200 TPI travel advisors, guests, staff, and travel partners will gather in Cuba for the 2015 TPI Annual Conference which is set to include site inspections, networking opportunities, training workshops, excursions, and much more.

“I’m really looking forward to sharing with TPI the importance of social innovation and understanding how the sharing economy is revolutionizing our industry and customers,” said Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures. “TPI is a great example of how the travel industry must evolve from being an industry of agents to supplying a valued service as travel professionals”.

G Adventures and Bruce Poon Tip have been consistently recognized by many organizations for leadership and outstanding business practices. G Adventures has been named by National Geographic Adventures as the best “Do It All Outfitter” on Earth, and is among the Top 100 Employers and 50 Best Managed Companies. Besides receiving an award as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Bruce has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and has won Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year and has been honoured as Canada’s 100 Leaders of Tomorrow. In Profit magazine, Bruce was featured as one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Canada of the last 25 years.  G Adventures has always won one of the great places to work, most engaged work places and the Government of Canada’s Citation for Entrepreneurship.

The 2015 TPI Annual Conference is being presented by TPI and its preferred partners, including Transat Holidays/Nolitours, Melia Hotels & Resorts, and G Adventures, among others.

TPI and Karisma Set to Take Top Travel Advisors to Cancun

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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 take place 20-24 September 2014, in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Nearly 100 travel advisors, guests, and TPI Head Office staff will convene at the El Dorado Royale and Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma for the annual event which celebrates the top three tier levels of TPI’s travel advisor recognition program, Velocity.

“It is our sincere honour to welcome TPI’s top performers to our resorts,” exclaimed Mandy Chomat, VP Sales & Marketing, Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “Our Karisma family is looking forward to pampering these exceptional travel advisors as they enjoy the fruits of their labour.”

Unique to TPI advisors, the industry leading and exclusive Velocity rewards program is designed to recognize and encourage advisors to gain industry designations, participate in TPI and preferred partner functions, and build their businesses through increased revenue – while rewarding them with incentives such as higher commissions and the annual Velocity trip for advisors and their guests, among other perks.

“I’m looking forward to joining our executive team and our top advisors as we celebrate their success together in beautiful surroundings,” said Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President.

The 2015 TPI Velocity Trip is generously sponsored by, TPI preferred partners, Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Air Canada.

 

TPI Advisors Attend Virtuoso Canada Events

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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) where they networked with many of the world’s leading luxury tour, cruise, and hotel operators during day-time sessions and at the TPI-exclusive cocktail parties in each city.

(Photos attached with captions below.)

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Since its founding in 1994 by Morris Chia, Travel Professionals International (TPI) has been the premier provider of outsourced travel solutions to independent travel advisors and agencies. Backed by a head office support team of fifty highly skilled travel professionals, innovative technological solutions, and excellent supplier relationships, hundreds of TPI advisors across Canada are available to provide full-service travel solutions to leisure and corporate travelers. More information is available at www.tpi.ca. TPI – We’ll Take You There

TPI is a Virtuoso member (www.virtuoso.com) and is a division of the I.A.S. – Independent Agency Services Corp. group of companies. (www.iascorp.ca)

 

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Contact: TPI Press Releases, pr@tpi.ca, Travel Professionals International (TPI)

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  1. Travel Professionals International (TPI) logo in .JPG format.  (tpi_jpg_color_highres.jpg)
  1. The TPI Difference – a cross-country head office support team of 50 individuals who are solely focused on helping TPI travel advisors grow their business.  (TPI-Staff-Group.jpg)
  1. TPI advisors and staff attend the Virtuoso Toronto Symposium, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, 12 May 2015.  (TPI-Virtuoso-YYZ-Group2015.jpg)
  1. TPI advisors and staff attend the Virtuoso Vancouver Symposium, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia, 14 May 2015.  (TPI-Virtuoso-YVR-Group2015.JPG)
  2. TPI advisors and staff attend the Virtuoso Toronto Symposium. (l-r) Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President; Shangri-La Hostess; Anne Barclay, Wanderlust Travel TPI, Oakville, Ontario; Cheryl Bunker, Virtuoso Member Development Managing Director, at the Virtuoso Toronto Symposium, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, 12 May 2015.  (TPI-Virtuoso-YYZ-Group2-2015.jpg)
  3. TPI advisors at the Virtuoso Toronto Symposium, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, 12 May 2015. (l-r) Coco Toth, Hamilton, Ontario; Patricia Miner, Ottawa, Ontario; Natalia Weidner, Milton, Ontario.  (TPI-Virtuoso-YYZ-Group3-2015.jpg)
  4. TPI staff attend the Virtuoso Toronto Symposium, Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, 12 May 2015. (l-r) David Kolner, Virtuoso Senior Vice President of Consumer; Barbara Chamberlain-Ritchie, TPI Director of Sales; Rhonda LaFosse, TPI Ontario Regional Sales Manager; Cheryl Bunker, Virtuoso Member Development Managing Director; Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President; Joelle Goldman, Virtuoso North Central Regional Director. (TPI-Virtuoso-YYZ-Group4-2015.jpg)

 

TPI and Karisma Set to Take Top Travel Advisors to Cancun

July 22, 2015

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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 take place 20-24 September 2014, in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Nearly 100 travel advisors, guests, and TPI Head Office staff will convene at the El Dorado Royale and Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma for the annual event which celebrates the top three tier levels of TPI’s travel advisor recognition program, Velocity.

“It is our sincere honour to welcome TPI’s top performers to our resorts,” exclaimed Mandy Chomat, VP Sales & Marketing, Karisma Hotels & Resorts. “Our Karisma family is looking forward to pampering these exceptional travel advisors as they enjoy the fruits of their labour.”

Unique to TPI advisors, the industry leading and exclusive Velocity rewards program is designed to recognize and encourage advisors to gain industry designations, participate in TPI and preferred partner functions, and build their businesses through increased revenue – while rewarding them with incentives such as higher commissions and the annual Velocity trip for advisors and their guests, among other perks.

“I’m looking forward to joining our executive team and our top advisors as we celebrate their success together in beautiful surroundings,” said Tim Morgan, TPI Vice President.

The 2015 TPI Velocity Trip is generously sponsored by, TPI preferred partners, Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Air Canada.

Bruce Poon Tip to Keynote TPI Annual Conference

July 22, 2015

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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 2015 TPI Annual Conference, taking place at the Melia Marina Varadero, Cuba, 16-19 November 2015.

“It’s our great honour to have Bruce join us for our annual conference,” exclaimed Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO. “Bruce has been a leading entrepreneur in the international travel marketplace for many years and as the owner of a fellow proudly Canadian company it’s my distinct pleasure to have him share his vast experience in business and social consciousness with our network of independent owners.”

Over 200 TPI travel advisors, guests, staff, and travel partners will gather in Cuba for the 2015 TPI Annual Conference which is set to include site inspections, networking opportunities, training workshops, excursions, and much more.

“I’m really looking forward to sharing with TPI the importance of social innovation and understanding how the sharing economy is revolutionizing our industry and customers,” said Bruce Poon Tip, Founder, G Adventures. “TPI is a great example of how the travel industry must evolve from being an industry of agents to supplying a valued service as travel professionals”.

G Adventures and Bruce Poon Tip have been consistently recognized by many organizations for leadership and outstanding business practices. G Adventures has been named by National Geographic Adventures as the best “Do It All Outfitter” on Earth, and is among the Top 100 Employers and 50 Best Managed Companies. Besides receiving an award as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Bruce has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and has won Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year and has been honoured as Canada’s 100 Leaders of Tomorrow. In Profit magazine, Bruce was featured as one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Canada of the last 25 years.  G Adventures has always won one of the great places to work, most engaged work places and the Government of Canada’s Citation for Entrepreneurship.

The 2015 TPI Annual Conference is being presented by TPI and its preferred partners, including Transat Holidays/Nolitours, Melia Hotels & Resorts, and G Adventures, among others.

TPI Advisors Attend Virtuoso Canada Events

July 22, 2015

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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) where they networked with many of the world’s leading luxury tour, cruise, and hotel operators during day-time sessions and at the TPI-exclusive cocktail parties in each city.

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 being presented by TPI, Transat Holidays/Nolitours, and Melia Hotels & Resorts.

“The combination of TPI’s long-standing relationship with Transat and Cuba’s popular destination status among Canadians makes this destination an exciting focus for our annual event,” said Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO.

Over 250 travel advisors, guests, staff, and travel partners are expected to converge in Cuba for the annual event which is set to include site inspections, networking opportunities, keynote speakers, training workshops, excursions, and much more.

“TPI has long held a close relationship with our company and we’re thrilled to be hosting this conference alongside our partners at Melia,” exclaimed Denise Heffron, Vice President, National Sales & Commercial, Transat Tours Canada Inc.

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TPI to Hold 2015 Annual Conference in Cuba

April 23, 2015

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 being presented by TPI, Transat Holidays/Nolitours, and Melia Hotels & Resorts.

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“The combination of TPI’s long-standing relationship with Transat and Cuba’s popular destination status among Canadians makes this destination an exciting focus for our annual event,” said Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO.

Over 250 travel advisors, guests, staff, and travel partners are expected to converge in Cuba for the annual event which is set to include site inspections, networking opportunities, keynote speakers, training workshops, excursions, and much more.

“TPI has long held a close relationship with our company and we’re thrilled to be hosting this conference alongside our partners at Melia,” exclaimed Denise Heffron, Vice President, National Sales & Commercial, Transat Tours Canada Inc.

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 to our existing management team bench strength and they will be key players as we execute on the next phase of regional growth for TPI and our advisors’ individual travel businesses,” said Steve Ruddy, TPI’s newly-appointed COO and SVP Finance.

Winchester had been a TPI advisor for 8 years (7 of those as a Platinum advisor – TPI’s highest production level in its Velocity advisor rewards program) and most recently reached the prestigious TPI Chairman’s Circle for TPI’s top 10 advisors in 2014. Prior to joining TPI, she worked for 13 years at Advantage Travel in Orillia, Ontario, starting as a junior travel agent and progressing to agency manager. In total, she has nearly 23 years of travel industry experience. Winchester is based in Invermere, British Columbia, and can be reached at cwinchester@tpi.ca.

Chamberlain-Ritchie comes to TPI with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian travel industry. She started out as a franchise owner for Cruise Holidays where she grew sales at the London, Ontario, office 6-fold in 18 months. Most recently, she worked with Cruise Holidays as Business Development Manager for North America and then as Manager of Operations and Supplier Relations for Canada. Chamberlain-Ritchie is based in London, Ontario, and can be reached at bchamberlain@tpi.ca.

As TPI’s sales directors, Winchester and Chamberlain-Ritchie are responsible for TPI’s regional efforts in growing its independent advisors’ and agencies’ travel businesses, working closely alongside TPI’s regional sales managers, Trudy McMillan, Rhonda LaFosse, and Lisa Geddes, in Western Canada, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada, respectively

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Since its founding in 1994 by Morris Chia, Travel Professionals International (TPI) has been the premier provider of outsourced travel solutions to independent travel advisors and agencies. Backed by a head office support team of fifty highly skilled travel professionals, innovative technological solutions, and excellent supplier relationships, hundreds of TPI advisors across Canada are available to provide full-service travel solutions to leisure and corporate travelers. More information is available at www.tpi.ca. TPI – We’ll Take You There

TPI is a Virtuoso member (www.virtuoso.com) and is a division of the I.A.S. – Independent Agency Services Corp. group of companies. (www.iascorp.ca)

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Contact: TPI Press Releases, pr@tpi.ca, Travel Professionals International (TPI)

ATTACHED FILE(S): (Higher Resolution and Alternate Graphic Formats Available Upon Request)

  1. Travel Professionals International (TPI) logo in .JPG format.  (tpi_jpg_color_highres.jpg)
  1. The TPI Difference – a cross-country head office support team of 50 individuals who are solely focused on helping TPI travel advisors grow their business.  (TPI-Staff-Group.jpg
  1. Christine Winchester, TPI Director of Sales, Western Canada.  (TPI-Winchester1.jpg)
  1. Barbara Chamberlain-Ritchie, TPI Director of Sales, Eastern Canada.  (TPI-ChamberlainRitchie1.jpg)

 

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TPI Appoints Western and Eastern Sales Directors

March 23, 2015

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.

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“Christine and Barbara bring exceptional experience to our existing management team bench strength and they will be key players as we execute on the next phase of regional growth for TPI and our advisors’ individual travel businesses,” said Steve Ruddy, TPI’s newly-appointed COO and SVP Finance.

Winchester had been a TPI advisor for 8 years (7 of those as a Platinum advisor – TPI’s highest production level in its Velocity advisor rewards program) and most recently reached the prestigious TPI Chairman’s Circle for TPI’s top 10 advisors in 2014. Prior to joining TPI, she worked for 13 years at Advantage Travel in Orillia, Ontario, starting as a junior travel agent and progressing to agency manager. In total, she has nearly 23 years of travel industry experience. Winchester is based in Invermere, British Columbia, and can be reached at cwinchester@tpi.ca.

Chamberlain-Ritchie comes to TPI with over 20 years of experience in the Canadian travel industry. She started out as a franchise owner for Cruise Holidays where she grew sales at the London, Ontario, office 6-fold in 18 months. Most recently, she worked with Cruise Holidays as Business Development Manager for North America and then as Manager of Operations and Supplier Relations for Canada. Chamberlain-Ritchie is based in London, Ontario, and can be reached at bchamberlain@tpi.ca.

As TPI’s sales directors, Winchester and Chamberlain-Ritchie are responsible for TPI’s regional efforts in growing its independent advisors’ and agencies’ travel businesses, working closely alongside TPI’s regional sales managers, Trudy McMillan, Rhonda LaFosse, and Lisa Geddes, in Western Canada, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada, respectively