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Travel Exhibitors Coming to District 11’s Travel Show

Apr 19, 2024

Check out these great travel exhibitors who will be coming to District 11’s Travel Show on June 12

Make sure you visit the Collette Travel booth at our Travel Show on June 12. Collette is a well-known and established tour operator wit
h over 100 years of experience. Choosing Collette comes with benefits that take your guided travel experience to another level. Their inclusive tours provide you more value for your money and more of what makes travel special.

Dietrich Getaways, a boutique travel agency, operating out of southern Ontario, specializes in creating personalized European vacation by land, oceans or rivers. They can look after all the details of your vacation from start to finish.
Take the quiz on their website to find out which European cities suit your personality and travel style best.

Expedia Cruises on Fairway Road in Kitchener.
The staff members at Expedia Cruises are happy to research and book your custom-curated travel. They look after ocean, river & expedition cruises, rail & coach tours, all-inclusive resorts, hotels, car rentals, local guides, tours, and excursions by working with suppliers and tour companies all over the world. They offer guided group travel with focus & themes such as wellness, multi-generational, cultural immersion, luxury, historical, expedition & adventure, to name a few.

Fields Trips, located in K-W was launched in 2014 by Kelly Fields, to provide group tours by motor coach, cruises and individual vacations. They offer a slightly more relaxing and less crowded feel., limiting overnight tours to between 26 and 30 people. They have made a commitment to be more sustainable and align with like-minded suppliers. and in turn share the forward strides with their travelers, so we can all feel better about a positive impact our travels are making on the destination.
Find their travel deals at: https://www.fieldstrips.ca/

Founded in 1990 by social entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures is a Canadian small group adventure travel operator offering more than 650 tours in 100 countries, on all seven continents. G Adventures’ award-winning trips support local communities, giving travellers meaningful experiences with people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife, while offering them the freedom and flexibility to explore on their own. G Adventures’ responsible approach to travel is demonstrated through its ‘G for Good’ social impact initiatives, which include travel guidelines for children, wildlife and Indigenous people, community-based social enterprise projects travellers can experience on a trip, and its industry-leading ‘Ripple Score’ assessment which measures how many traveller dollars stay in the local economy. G Adventures offers life-changing tours for individuals of all ages, interests and budgets.
https://www.gadventures.com/


 

The original Expedition Cruise company, Hurtigruten Expeditions, HX, has been taking curious explorers to incredible destinations since 1896.  You could participate in a mindful expedition to the most remote and awe-inspiring places on the planet. To travel with HX is to open yourself to a world of awe. From cultural encounters to wildlife wonders, what you see and learn on your trip will inspire and energize you. And when you come back home, you’ll have a deeper, richer love of the planet we all share.  Travel with Hurtigruten Expeditions – and change the way you see the world.

Beyond the Postcard, One Mna’s Travel Adventures by John Swatridge, is a collection of one man’s world-spanning travel stories.  John Swatridge, Teacher, Trip Designer/ Organizer/ Guide, Wine Salesman, Former Investment Broker and Publisher Sales Manager, he does it all!
John Swatridge Travel offers a very personalized approach to group travel.  The people who set up the itineraries and the bookings also travel with you on  the bus, plane or tuk tuk. With over 35 years of experience with groups and over 60 years of travel experience, you are in good hands.  They are excited about taking people to places that he has been, and will escort groups to the destinations which include everywhere from New York City to Vietnam/ Cambodia.

Merit Travel, proud official travel sponsor for RTOERO members since 2006. Merit Travel is a full-service travel company, with experienced advisors located across the country. Long Stay packages, which they started creating for RTOERO in 2008, car rental, cruises, ski vacations, golf trips, you name it, they have it.

 

Check them out at: https://merittravel.com/

A boutique, woman-owned travel business that will be exhibiting at District 11’s Travel show is MP Tours. Since its launch in 2014, Paula Stanghetta’s focus has been on creating experiences that are magical and memorable. A large part of MP Tours’ appeal is its ability to curate itineraries that connect travellers to truly local people such as artisans, innkeepers, restauranteurs, chefs, wine-makers, and storytellers. Each tour’s pace, variety, and value are carefully planned so that travellers simply choose their destination and prepare to enjoy themselves. Tuscany, Sicily, Puglia, Porto, the Algarve, you name it, she can help you with your travel dreams.
Check them out at https://www.mp-tours.com/

Are you looking for a vacation tailored specifically to your preferences? Northstar Travel & Associates, in Belmont Village, Kitchener, has been “sending their clients away” for 35 years! Northstar specializes in creating custom vacation packages that are designed with you in mind. Their combined knowledge and expertise with their 100 plus Travel Associates has the globe covered!  Contact them to unlock the world on your terms with their custom travel solutions: https://www.northstartravel.ca/

Off The Map Adventures offers life-changing adventures for those who are keen on learning and exploring more than the average traveller. Off The Map Adventures guarantees that you explore more than the ‘must-sees’. While taking part in a variety of local experiences, you will get a true feel of your ‘Destination’. If you like to travel as if you have lived your destination, you must take an Off The Map Adventure.  Off The Map Adventure is the journey of a lifetime. Taking the back roads, we discover our planet through the eyes of a curious explorer, with a focus on the distinct local life, cultural traditions and undomesticated wildlife. Off The Map Adventures is committed to fulfilling your travel dream through various experiences, including riding a camel in the Sahara, gliding down the Nile on a sailboat and living with a local family up in the Andes. 


Pure Magic Vacations is a full-service travel agency with a focus on Disney Destinations, Universal Orlando and the Central Florida area.  It was founded in 2011 by Carolyn Williams, a leader whose infectious love for Disney was only rivaled by her love for her family. Their team of amazing agents offers the most comprehensive itinerary planning in the business and they pride themselves in booking the most desired dining reservations and special events for their clients.  Their top priority is to build the best vacation plans customized for you and your family.  Pure Magic Vacation’s concierge service is included for most theme park resort and ticket packages. They continually check new offers to ensure you get the best value and pricing available.


As the Leader in Polar Adventures, Quark Expeditions explores the Polar Regions differently from everyone else. When you travel with Quark Expeditions, you’re exploring alongside the most experienced polar experts on Earth, setting foot where few ever will, and doing what few ever dream. Explore the Canadian High Arctic, Greenland, or Spitsbergen, the Realm of the Polar Bear, the largest island in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. Experience some of the Arctic’s best adventure, learn about a rich history and culture and witness 24-hour daylight under the midnight sun.


Rocky Mountaineer offers luxury train journeys that showcase some of the best scenery North America has to offer. Rocky Mountaineer offers four rail routes: three that connect Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper in Western Canada; and a fourth route that travels between Denver, Colorado and Moab, Utah in the Southwest United States.Rocky Mountaineer offers unparalleled journeys in its spacious glass-domed train coaches thanks to incredible scenery, delicious cuisine, friendly service, and social atmosphere.

 


Royal Irish Tours (RIT) is a family-owned tour operator, specializing in guided tours to Ireland, England, Scotland & Wales. They really are specialists – that’s all they sell. They are a Canadian company, and 99% of their guests are from Canada.  They can recommend tours to you because they’ve experienced them themselves. They’ve explored the magnificent basalt columns at the Giant’s Causeway, cruised along Loch Ness and the River Thames. They want you to feel the same enthusiasm about Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales that they do. With them, your vacation is in good hands.

 


Socially Reponsible Safaris are designed to generate dialogue, encourage inter-cultural learning, and create economic and environmental benefits for the host population.  To achieve this goal, guests stay in environmentally-sensitive accommodations, plant trees to off-set their carbon footprint, enjoy locally-grown organic food and coffee, and support local schools, health clinics, and orphanages along the route.  If journeying off the beaten path and ‘travelling with a purpose’ sounds interesting to you, you’re invited to join us on one of our truly unique and discovery-filled adventures.

 


Discover the wonders of hyperlocal through a guided tour right here in Waterloo region.  Stroll Walking Tours connects you to places, spaces, people and stories that will shift your perspectives on the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and St. Jacobs. You just might find them more interesting than you thought or remembered.  They offer private group opportunities and a variety of public registration tours throughout the year. Stroll hosts tours highlighting local history, murals and art, food tours, Black history and more!


Tourcan Vacations has been in the business of providing quality and premium vacations worldwide for North Americans since 1987. Their motto is simple, “We make our client’s dreams come true by offering memorable innovative and value-for-money vacations to some of the most sought after exotic destinations around the world while maintaining the highest level of professionalism customer care and personalized service.” Explore these destinations with Tourcan:  Africa, Asia, The Indian Sub-Continent, South and Central America, the South Pacific, Turkey, Greece and the Middle East.