Contest Winners

ACV’s “Share The Dream” Contest Winner

Krista Cardona, Area Sales Manager, Air Canada Vacations and
Winner Laura Mozes, Voyageur Travel, Newmarket

Air Canada Vacations’ 2015/16 winter promotions refer to travel agents as “The Dream Makers” -- an acknowledgement of the agent's role in making travel dreams come true. In search of inspiring stories of dream making, ACV ran a contest during the month of October asking agents to Share The Dream – and describe one of their most memorable client experiences.

The winner of the contest is Laura Mozes from Voyageur Travel in Newmarket, ON. She has won 2 tickets to any Air Canada Vacations sun destination.

Here is her story:

“It was a quiet Saturday in the office, and two ladies walked into my office and sat down at my desk. Their request was a trip to Paris for 3 people. The only kicker was they needed to leave within the next few days and only stay about 4-5 days.

So without asking too many personal questions as to why such a short trip and so immediate the two ladies proceeded to tell me this was a "Bucket List" trip. A "Bucket List” trip for their best friend who was battling cancer. Their friend received some devastating news the day before that the chemo wasn't working and she only had a short time left. So her friends wanted to make this trip happen for her.

My adrenaline kicked into high gear to ensure that this trip happened for the three of them. It was difficult to find space as all of the hotels were on request, so with some diligence I found them some great flights and a hotel that was in a perfect location for them. 

I left the office that day full of joy for the ladies, but also great sadness for their friend. But, it felt great to know that I helped these best friends get where they needed to go. I gave them a big emotional hug and told them what special friends they both were they took the information to their ill friend for final approval and to make sure everything was sufficient and safe for her to fly.

The ladies returned the next day and confirmed the trip for the three of them and flew out 3 days later for an unforgettable bucket list/best friend’s trip to Paris."

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