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Wendy Edwardson

Virtuoso Luxury Travel Advisor - Calgary (Canada Place)
403-560-2733

“I shall die very young … maybe seventy, maybe eighty, maybe ninety. But I shall be very young.” - Jeanne Moreau

 

I was born with carry-on clasped firmly in one hand and passport in the other. My journey began as a young, Canadian air force brat traveling wherever my nomadic father itched to take us. Didn't everyone grown up like that?

I’ve lived with the polar bears in Churchill, Canada and the kiwis in New Zealand. I’ve been an explorer all my life, traveling by ships, armed force troop plane, trains and Volkswagen magic bus. I’ve traveled across Canada and the USA, explored Africa and Britain, flown and cruised to exotic destinations such as Hawaii, Fiji, the South Pacific and the Caribbean.

 

Our Travel Specialists have been helping their clients plan the their dream holiday for over 50 years. They are knowledgeable in all holiday destinations around the world and are waiting to help you find your perfect holiday.

About Vision Travel

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.

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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.

TICO

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.

OPC

The Office de la protection du consommateur is a body of the Government of Québec that was established in 1971. We provide services to consumers and merchants.

The Office de la protection du consommateur:

  • protects consumers and monitors the application of the laws and regulations under its responsibility;
  • Informs consumers collectively and individually, educates them and receives their complaints;
  • fosters concerted action among stakeholders of the consumer market (consumers, merchants and the associations representing them);
  • represents the interests of consumers in dealings with public organizations operating in Québec, Canada and worldwide.

CPBC

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.

Consumer Protection BC's mandate is to:

  • Deliver consumer protection services throughout British Columbia;
  • Promote fairness and understanding in the marketplace; and
  • Enforce consumer protection laws in BC.

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1400, 407 2nd Street SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2Y3
  • Direct Phone: 403-560-2733
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  • Main tel: 403.777.0777

Personalized Experiences

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.

Direct Travel Luxe - the Luxury Division

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.

Unique Destinations for All Types of Travel

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.

Cruise Travel Specialists

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.

Exclusive Hotels & Resorts

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.

Our Travel Specialists have been helping their clients plan the their dream holiday for over 50 years. They are knowledgeable in all holiday destinations around the world and are waiting to help you find your perfect holiday.

About Vision Travel

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.

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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.

TICO

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.

OPC

The Office de la protection du consommateur is a body of the Government of Québec that was established in 1971. We provide services to consumers and merchants.

The Office de la protection du consommateur:

  • protects consumers and monitors the application of the laws and regulations under its responsibility;
  • Informs consumers collectively and individually, educates them and receives their complaints;
  • fosters concerted action among stakeholders of the consumer market (consumers, merchants and the associations representing them);
  • represents the interests of consumers in dealings with public organizations operating in Québec, Canada and worldwide.

CPBC

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.

Consumer Protection BC's mandate is to:

  • Deliver consumer protection services throughout British Columbia;
  • Promote fairness and understanding in the marketplace; and
  • Enforce consumer protection laws in BC.