At Direct Travel, we strive to offer the best service at the best value to each and every client. Our knowledgeable travel advisors have decades of experience and work with the latest technology and information available. You want to travel your way, and we're experts at making independent arrangements. Our custom vacation options are endless. Tell us what personal touches you would like to add, and we'll fine-tune your vacation to make it your own.
As members of Virtuoso, we offer insider connections and industry expertise—along with the guidance and know-how you require to make educated travel choices. Virtuoso is the most prestigious and established travel network in the world. So when you travel, you can do so with confidence - secure in the knowledge that you'll get more, simply by booking through us.
Direct Travel is proud to be among the 1% of the most elite travel agencies in North America. As members of the world’s most premier travel organizations, including Virtuoso, we are able to provide our clients with exclusive benefits and complimentary amenities. With an average of 20 years of experience, our advisors have traveled the world over to discover the perfect destinations and personalized experiences for every client.
The new luxury is having travel designed to suit your every whim. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, our exclusive luxury program offers personalized and inspired travel experiences selected by a team of expert travel consultants. Our DT Luxe division includes access to the most coveted luxury hotel amenities at over 1,500 properties around the world including private villas and yachts, elite status with airlines, members-only cruise benefits such as complimentary shore excursions and private cocktail receptions, a suite of personalized services from luggage delivery to private event access, and custom tailor-made itineraries.
Our advisors are specialists for all regions of the world, and can guide you to the best in hotels, tour guides, activities and dining venues in every city and every country. From family vacations to wellness retreats, we have advisors who specialize in all specific types of travel. We also work with a variety of companies that offer specific activities for travelers with an active lifestyle seeking a personalized adventure.
There is a cruise for every type of traveler- river cruising for a slower pace, ocean cruising for waking up in a new city each day without unpacking more than once, and even expedition cruising for exploring the best nature has to offer. With an array of cruise choices and itinerary options around the world, we have the specialists who have been onboard each ship and sailed each itinerary in order to provide our clients with the best cruise to suit their travel style. We also offer extra special amenities like additional onboard credits and private shore excursions exclusive to our clients.
As members of Virtuoso and several elite luxury hotel programs we are partnered with the best of the best hotels, villas, resorts, boutique properties, and more— many of which we have first-hand experience. Our handpicked selections deliver exclusive savings and amenities—like complimentary breakfast or a welcome gift upon arriving to your suite—thanks to our worldwide and personal connections with numerous properties.
Vision Travel is an established leader in travel management in Canada, employing 725 travel professionals. The company has been providing a full range of corporate, meetings & incentives, leisure and loyalty travel services from coast to coast to a wide spectrum of Canadian companies since 1953. In 2016, Vision Travel was ranked 24th in North America on the Travel Weekly Power List and is a leading member of Virtuoso, the world’s most prestigious travel network. In April 2017, Vision Travel merged with Direct Travel as the first step toward a shared strategy to build a global company.
Strategic Meetings & Incentives is Vision Travel’s world-class meetings and incentives division. Whether you need to motivate, reward, inform or train your team, SM+i will meet your goals and objectives and with outstanding creativity and down-to-the-smallest-detail operational efficiency – anywhere in the world. For more information, please visit www.strategicmi.ca.
Vision Travel is committed to a more personalized and responsive approach to the business of travel and this is achieved through customer service, exceptional value and trust. Our success is a testament to our valued team members. For more information about Vision Travel, please visit www.visiontravel.ca.
Member: GBTA ● ACTE ● Air Canada Circle of Excellence ● Oceania Connoisseur Club ● Belmond Bellini Club ● Princess iexcel ● RADIUS ● Rosewood Elite ● Ritz Carlton Stars ● Virtuoso and Virtuoso Adventure & Specialty Travel ● Virgin Galactic Accredited Space Agent ● Collette President’s Council ● Disney Earmarked.
Advisory Boards: Abercrombie & Kent ● Best Western ● Carlson Rezidor ● Crystal Cruise Line ● Cunard Inner Circle ● Fairmont Hotels ● Preferred Hotels ● Regent Seven Seas Cruise Council ● Tauck ● GBTA Canada Advisory Board ● Radius Board of Directors ● BVI Travel Agent Advisory Board.
Awards: IHG Partner of the Year ● TRAVELHotNews: Travel Network of the Year ● Viking River Cruise Award of Excellence ● Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Loyal to Royal ● Celebrity Cruises Shining Star ● Globus Family of Brands Top Producer.
Preferred Partner: Four Seasons Hotels ● Holland America ● IHG Hotels.
The Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) is a self-managed, not-for-profit corporation, responsible for administration and enforcement of the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002 and Ontario Regulation 26/05 on behalf of the Ontario government. In addition, TICO administers an industry-financed Travel Compensation Fund. TICO is a wholly financed by registration fees paid by Ontario travel agencies and travel wholesalers. The Travel Industry Compensation Fund is financed entirely by Ontario travel industry registrants through contributions based on their sales revenues. The Travel Industry Council of Ontario's mission is to promote a fair and informed marketplace where consumers can be confident in their travel purchases. What does this mean for you? It means your money is safe when you book with Vision Travel.
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Consumer Protection BC promotes a fair marketplace for BC consumers and businesses. We were established in 2004 as a not-for-profit corporation to strengthen consumer protection in BC. We operate using a cost recovery model and we are the only organization of its kind in Canada.
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