Maritime Travel wins award as one of Canada’s Best Employers for 2020

HALIFAX, NS – Maritime Travel has been named one of the Top 20 Best Employers in Canada for 2020 by Kincentric in its annual study. The country’s premier benchmark for excellent workplaces, The Best Employers in Canada program publicly recognizes organizations that have created great work environments. It’s the 11th consecutive award for Maritime Travel.

“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.”

The Kincentric Best Employers program recognizes leading employers worldwide, using the most objective measure possible – employee opinion. This is done by asking employees at participating organizations directly through a survey. The survey differentiates on people factors which are the key to accelerating success: High employee engagement, organizational agility, engaging leadership and a focus on talent. According to Kincentric, “being certified as a Kincentric Best Employer means getting recognized for being extraordinary.”

The results are based on the opinions of more than 200,000 employees across approximately 240 different Canadian Organizations from every sector.

Some of the 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 100 locations coast to coast. Maritime Travel is also a Platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. 



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 2020. 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 16 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, Canadian Business, Queen’s School of Business 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.

“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.

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Maritime Travel Inc. has been in business since 1949, and has over 100 full-service travel agency locations nationwide. Maritime Travel has also been named as one of Canada’s 50 Best Employers for 2020. 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.