Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Travel agency wins award for third straight year

The World Wide Travel One Agency Group was awarded the National Air Canada Circle of Excellence Award for 2009.

It's given to travel agency groups that meet various qualifications.

Those include multi-million dollar Air Canada sales and sales growth in international travel and customer-service as an Air Canada agent.

This year, Air Canada gave the award to less than 40 travel agencies in Canada, out of 5,000 who could qualify.

It's the third year in a row World Wide has won.

The agency group, whose corporate office is in St. Catharines, is the largest privately-held American Express Travel franchise partner in Canada.

St. Catharines MP hosting post-budget breakfast

Spaces are available for St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra's post-federal budget breakfast on Feb. 2.

Dykstra and a representative from Deloitte, a business services and consulting group, will speak at the event at Holiday Inn on North Service Road in St. Catharines. Advance registration is required for the 7:30 a. m. breakfast hosted by the St. Catharines-Thorold Chamber of Commerce. Call 905-684- 2361 for fees and information.

Chamber's next luncheon to focus on marketing

The next St. Catharines-Thorold Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn seminar, to be held Wednesday, is called Marketing 101: So Easy Even a Monkey Can Do This!