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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. 



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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 www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

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.