See You at the Wonderful Wedding Show
January 17th, 2014
Well, it is that time of year again and we feel the excitement and wedding fever as we anxiously anticipate the Wonderful Wedding Show! We look forward to meeting you January 19th and 20th at the Winnipeg Convention Centre! With the requests for destination weddings pouring in and the tour operators loading the 2015 rates we are ready to accommodate any and all destination dream wedding wishes and assisting in making it happen!
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Destination Wedding Wish Nationally Recognized
December 4th, 2013
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27 November 2013
Local Business Owners Nationally Recognized
Leanne Unger and Ilene Goschke celebrate in Europe as members of the prestigious TPI Chairman’s Circle
STEINBACH, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), Canada’s leading and largest network of over 850 independent travel advisors, celebrated the success of its top 10 travel advisors on an AmaWaterways river cruise in Europe to commend their business achievements.
“It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce those being honoured as among our top ten highest achievers are local travel advisors, Leanne Unger and Ilene Goschke,” exclaimed Tim Morgan, Vice President of TPI
Visiting Germany, Austria, and Hungary as well as the surrounding areas for 8 days, Unger and Goschke enjoyed their success along with their TPI peers, and a delegation of TPI staff, including Morris Chia, President and CEO, Tim Morgan, Vice President, and AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-Owner, Kristin Karst.
“Leanne and Ilene work tirelessly helping their customers live out their travel dreams with the ultimate success being a thriving business and most importantly long-lasting relationships with their clients,” said Morgan.
The esteemed Velocity Reward Program, exclusive to TPI advisors, is designed to encourage advisors to gain industry designations, participate in TPI and preferred partner functions, and build their businesses through increased sales – all the while rewarding them with incentives such as the annual Chairman’s Circle trip for TPI’s top-producing advisors and their guests.
Top 5 Tips to Avoid In-flight Theft
July 11th, 2013
Beware: in-flight theft is on the rise. Top 5 Tips to avoid this happening to you
Of all the places you could lose your belongings during your travels, you would think that the last place to get stung is the overhead locker directly above you on a plane. It appears that an aircraft is one of the best places for an opportunistic thief to target, simply because no one expects it. It’s a criminal phenomena that is on the rise. Why More and more people are trying to avoid checking in their bags, because more and more airlines are introducing baggage fees. Ironically, one of the other reasons passengers give for not checking in their luggage is they believe there can be a lot of theft from baggage handlers.
People generally carry their most valuable or fragile items as on-board luggage and that’s no secret. However, items like wallets, passports and cameras are usually tossed into overhead compartments or seat pockets and simply assumed safe. What many travelers don’t consider is that all it takes is one quick trip to the bathroom for thieves to strike, even if there are people around.
Ensuring your luggage can’t move around and get damaged during a flight, putting a lock on your bag and where possible, making sure your valuables never leave your sight are a few simple precautions you can take to keep your belongings safe. Just keep in mind that the plane is no different from the train or bus.
Here are our Top 5 Tips to avoid becoming the next victim:
- Lock your bags, a thief needs to be quick and does not have time for locks
- Place your bags in the overhead bin with the zipper, or access points facing the wall and facing downward if your bag is unlocked; a thief on a flight will not remove a bag to spin it around to gain access.
- Keep your wallet, cash and passport secure on you, or in a secure bag at your feet. Do not place these items in your jacket pocket (you may take it off).
- Place a loose camera, which you may hang from your shoulder, under your legs/feet.
- If you’re in an aisle seat make sure your items, such as a laptop bag or small backpack, are fully under the seat in front of you; positioned in the direction of the window seat not the aisle side; or are in some way secured to you.
Remember that while a sealed airplane may seem like a safe place to forget the basics of protecting your personal property, there are professional thieves out there and you don’t want to be their next target. And of course — remember to take out travel insurance.
Signature Vacations announces a grand slam and hits it out of the park!
May 17th, 2013
Direct flights from Winnipeg to Freeport in the Bahamas for the winter season 2013/2014 scheduled for Saturday departures – beginning mid December!
We anxiously anticipate more great news and amazing offers as Signature Vacations brings out the new winter brochures and product line! If the Bahamas has been your destination wedding dream – the beautiful resorts, stunning white sand beaches and turquoise waters available within budget and with the bonus direct flights from Winnipeg are sure to please!
Taking Destination Weddings to New Heights!
May 9th, 2013
AirTahiti Nui Hosts First Inflight Wedding
Air Tahiti Nui has held its first inflight wedding ceremony 10,000m in the air somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean between Paris and Los Angeles with a British couple celebrating their union on flight TV07 en route to Tahiti for their honeymoon. For Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant, it was their 42nd wedding ceremony as the pair travel the globe exchanging vows in unique wedding locations, including a horseback wedding in Canada, a wedding in an Ecuador temple on the Equator and even a ceremony officiated by Martha Stewart in New York, all in search of the perfect place to wed. During the Air Tahiti Nui ceremony, the bride and groom walked down the aircraft aisle and met in the first row where the flight’s chief purser recited the ceremony in English and French before declaring the couple united as “2 people 1 life”.
In front of the aircraft full of travellers, Alex and Lisa each vowed to be “life long travel partners” before placing the national flower of Tahiti, a Tiare flower, behind each other’s ears as a symbol of commitment.
The couple celebrated with passengers, who had the opportunity to sign a guest book, before retiring to business class for celebratory champagne and sugared almonds.
(Featured in e-talk Travel News)