Uniglobe Adventure House Merges With Niche Cruise Specialist
Ontario-based travel agency Uniglobe Adventure House Travel has announced a
merger with Vancouver-based Sea Courses Inc., a physician-owned and-operated
company specializing in medical and dental education cruises.
1995, the company has planned and executed more than 250 continuing education
courses at sea, giving time-challenged physicians and dentists the opportunity
to keep their knowledge current while networking with peers and exploring
travel destinations, often along with spouses and families.
Inc. was founded by
Dr. Martin Gerretsen, Director of
Continuing Health Education and Harvey Strydhorst, President. Along with all
staff, the pair will continue their roles in the merged operation.
Adventure House Travel is owned and operated by Ron Dawick, a travel industry
veteran with over 40 years of retail, airline and tour operator management
experience. The agency features divisions specializing in corporate, leisure
and group travel.
the merger will offer tangible benefits for Sea Courses clients, many of whom
have travelled with the company numerous times. “This is a coming-together of 2
leaders in their fields. Sea Courses is the largest company of its kind in
Canada and boasts very high repeat business, the ultimate indicator of customer
satisfaction,” Dawick says. “By joining forces we will expand the range of
products to include things like river cruising and education at land-based
resorts. Our Ontario location will increase hours of service and our
specialization in corporate and leisure travel will allow Sea Courses to offer
additional travel planning and advice to its customers.”
Courses principals are enthused
about the client benefits
created through the merger. “Recognizing the benefits of education combined
with travel, Health Care Professionals are asking us for more than cruises. We
are excited to now offer our quality accredited courses at resorts and on
land-based tours,” says Gerretsen.
is the latest in a series for Uniglobe Adventure House. In 2012 the company
joined forces with Uniglobe Glen Abbey Travel, and last year the company merged
with Oakville’s Halton Trafalgar Travel.