Maritime Travel wins award as one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2023

HALIFAX, NS – Maritime Travel has been recognized as a Kincentric Best Employer Canada for 2023. Kincentric’s robust annual assessment identified Maritime Travel as excelling across critical people factors – employee engagement, and the organization’s agility, engaging leadership, and talent focus.

The award recognizes organizations that have transformed their people practices to drive better business results. Part of Kincentric’s measurements involved an independent survey of all Maritime Travel employees.

“Our travel agents are among the best in the business. They are our strength,” says Gary Gaudry, President, Maritime Travel Inc. “We’re delighted to know they are also among the most highly engaged workforces in the country. This is particularly rewarding when you consider the global workforce challenges of the travel industry brought on by the pandemic.”

Some of the award’s benchmarks include employee’s perceptions of senior leadership, people-manager effectiveness, enabling employee productivity, and valuing and appreciating employees.

Based in Halifax, Maritime Travel has been in business since 1949 and is one of Canada’s largest independent travel agency chains, with more than 90 locations coast to coast, employing close to 400 travel agents. The company was recently named a Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2023. Prior to that, it has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed companies every year since 1998.

Maritime Travel wins Canada’s Best Managed Companies’ Platinum Club award – despite Covid-19 challenges

HALIFAX, NS – Maritime Travel has been recognized nationally for excellence in business performance for 2022.  The Halifax-based travel company has been named a Platinum Club winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million, demonstrating leadership in strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth.

“This year’s award is especially meaningful as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw a virtual shutdown of the worldwide travel industry for two years. Now, more than ever, we owe our 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, have been instrumental,” said Gary Gaudry, President of Maritime Travel.

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 17 consecutive years. Prior to that, it had been named one of Canada’s Best Managed companies since 1998.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs.  Every year, hundreds of companies compete for this designation. Established in 1993, it is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce, and TMX Group. 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.

2022 winners will be honoured at galas across the country. For further information, visit

Maritime Travel Inc. has been in business since 1949 and has 100 full-service travel agency locations nationwide. The company operates as LeGrow’s Travel in Newfoundland and Labrador and prides itself in providing knowledgeable and caring service to clients coast to coast.