Brendan Vacations, The Travel Corporation’s Ireland and Scotland destination expert, announced its launch into the Canadian market. Brendan Vacations has 50 years of experience planning trips to Ireland and Scotland. The company offers various types of trips that will connect travellers with local experts who will help guide them through their trip.
“We are delighted to welcome Brendan Vacations into The Travel Corporation Canada’s diverse portfolio and offer Canadian travel agents the opportunity to provide their clients the best travel experiences that Ireland and Scotland has to offer,” says Jeff Element, president of The Travel Corporation Canada.
“As the travel industry begins to recover, the timing of this launch is the perfect opportunity for Canadian travel agents to kickstart their businesses due to the increasing popularity of these Celtic destinations.”
The daily operations of Brendan Vacations will be handled under Trafalgar and Costsaver’s sales, marketing and support teams which are led by Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar, Costsaver and Brendan Vacations as well as Anita Emilio, vice president of sales for Trafalgar, Costsaver and Brendan Vacations.
“The launch of Brendan Vacations has been in the works for quite some time and we can’t wait to share this spirited and personalized brand with the travel agent community here in Canada,” says Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar, Costsaver and Brendan Vacations.
“Brendan Vacations has been guided by the Dublin-based Catherine Riley, managing director for over 35 years, and we are thrilled to be working alongside her and her team of Celtic experts around the globe to offer Canadian clients an extraordinary vacation filled with warm Irish and Scottish hospitality.”
Brendan Vacations visits nearly 40 cities in Ireland and Scotland and offers Canadian clients four different travel styles:
- Private Chauffeur – With personal transportation and guidance, Private Chauffeur vacations are a good option for families. As the most intimate and personal of the travel styles, these vacations are handcrafted by the Brendan Vacations team and are completely customizable to suit any budget preference and need.
- Locally Hosted Rail – An opportunity for Canadian clients to explore on their own, while local Brendan Vacations hosts provide the ‘ins and outs’ of each city along the way. Hosts will be on-hand to share information when guests prefer.
- Self-Drive – Clients can explore the open roads while keeping their independence. Clients interested in the Self-Drive travel style can take advantage of Brendan Vacations’ travel support tools, local hosts and specialists. Accommodations are pre-booked for clients.
- Lux Self-Drive – Canadian clients can enjoy a custom itinerary with exclusive experiences, high-class accommodations and the ability to drive themselves in style.
To help clients feel confident to travel again, the brand has outlined a three-step approach to enhance its health and safety protocols.