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Maritime Travel wins Platinum award as one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2019

HALIFAX, NS – Maritime Travel has been named one the Top 25 Best Employers in Canada for 2019 by Aon Canada in its annual study. The country’s premier benchmark for excellent workplaces, The Best Employers in Canada publicly recognizes organizations that have created great work environments.

“Our travel counsellors are among the best and most knowledgeable in the business, says Chairman and CEO Rob Dexter. “They are our strength. To know they are among the most highly engaged workforces in the country is particularly rewarding.”

Maritime Travel is the only Atlantic-Canada-based company to win the Platinum award. The primary requirement for being recognized as a Best Employer is creating and sustaining highly engaged employees – something which is measured by asking employees at participating organizations directly through a survey. According to Aon’s definition, employees are engaged when they “say, stay and strive.”

The results are based on the opinions of more than 200,000 employees across approximately 240 different Canadian Organizations from every sector. Organizations that scored in the top 25% of these, and have more than 400 permanent Canadian employees, achieved the Platinum Level.

Some of the benchmarks include employee’s perceptions of senior leadership, people-manager effectiveness, enabling employee productivity, and valuing and appreciating employees. The Best Employers study is now entering its 20th year.

Based in Halifax, Maritime Travel has been in business since 1949 and is one of Canada’s largest independent travel agency chains, with 117 locations coast to coast. Maritime Travel is also a Platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.




From Neil Crawford
Partner and Leader of Aon Hewitt’s 

"Maritime Travel scored among the top of the Best Employers for providing tools, technology and the information for employees to be highly productive in performing their day-to-day work, and ensuring that business practices and work processes enable (rather than act as barriers to) productivity.

Six years after the global recession, many businesses continue to be risk- and spending-averse. More is expected from the average employee every day. The slow uptick in business spending on productivity-enhancing tools and processes may be feeding the perception that companies could be doing more to help employees get their work done efficiently. This is an area where Maritime Travel is leading the pack."

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Maritime Travel named Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program 

HALIFAX, NS – Maritime Travel has been recognized nationally for excellence in business performance for 2017. The Halifax-based travel company has been named a Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The Best Managed award recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million for sustained growth, financial performance, management practices and the efforts of the entire organization.

A Platinum Club winner must maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years. Maritime Travel has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Platinum Club for 14 consecutive years. Prior to that, it had been named one of Canada’s Best Managed companies since 1998.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs and recognizes Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Established in 1993, it is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel on how they address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems, and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

“We owe our continued success in achieving this award to the dedication of our branch teams across the country. Our knowledgeable, caring staff on the front lines, together with state-of-the-art technology and operations, has been instrumental in achieving this designation for so many years,” said Gary Gaudry, President of Maritime Travel.

2017 winners will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 10th and 11th. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca. 

Maritime Travel Inc. has been in business since 1949, and has 117 full-service travel agency locations nationwide. Maritime Travel has also been named as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers for 2017. The company operates as LeGrow’s Travel in Newfoundland and Labrador and prides itself in providing knowledgeable and caring service to its clients coast to coast.