CommentsMurray Gudmundson - March 6, 2019 @ 19:11
Unfortunately, all the newspapers in Canada (certainly the one in Victoria) take money from travel agencies advertising in their travel sections, yet outright refuse to every publish articles that even mention travel agents. I think ACTA needs to step in, and perhaps threaten a nation-wide boycott of spending advertising money placing ads with papers that ignore us.
Claude - March 6, 2019 @ 13:29
what a coincidence...This morning, I had a call from clients, sick in hospital in SDQ. they will be on a flight tomorrow morning back to YUL. When they booked with me, they asked what were the advantages of booking with a professional? They now have the answer. you can forward this email to the Globe and Mail.
Kristi Rhodes - March 6, 2019 @ 12:41
The Globe has their own package travel that they promote as well through exclusive Groups that they have. The passengers are told to contact the tour operators directly..... guess who is getting the kick back of commission there!
Ethel Hansen Davey - March 6, 2019 @ 11:59
It has been the same with the TV Morning show Travel "Experts" over the past few years. Always suggesting Expedia etc. as the go to place for viewers to book. They never giving credit to live Travel Agents and the expertise and service that they provide. It also irks me that they suggest that on line gives better pricing which, of course, we all know is incorrect.
Nina Slawek - March 6, 2019 @ 10:59
However, I would strongly urge all readers to also get in touch with the Globe. Especially those of you who do spend serious dollars.
Nina Slawek - March 6, 2019 @ 10:58
Hi Christine, Nina here. I absolutely did contact numerous emails at the Globe as well as posting a comment directly on the article addressing the author.
Christine Macdougall - March 6, 2019 @ 10:54
Hi Bruce: I am wondering if anyone reached out to the Globe and Mail to express to them why they should be mentioning travel advisor’s & travel agencies? Particularly given that their Saturday travel section is full of advertisers from our industry. As you know advertisers $ talks volumes.