September 18, 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.