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As the COVID 19 pandemic hit, this meant big changes for how PTM stays motivated and connected with clients. In this wonderful article, PTM is recognised for there innovation and positivity. Read the article written by OpenJaw.

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3 tips for a blissful flight in the new normal

The new normal in air travel is here and it is surprisingly easy for travellers to enjoy their flights again! Flying for me has always been something I enjoy, in the new normal I wondered if I would continue to enjoy it. I like that it is forced time to read a book, watch a movie with snacks and maybe with a glass of wine (well usually with a glassof wine!). Since March, I have been on 3 flights in the new normal of travelling. The experience is different, but in some ways actually better than before. I have a few tips for not dreading the next flight. My flights in June and July have been on...

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Its Summer A Roadtrip In 2020 Is Possible And Amazing

The time is now to enjoy a local road trip and avoid the crowds. The summer of 2020 is all about travelling locally, taking an RV, camping or a roadtrip. I (Rikki - owner of PTM) recently completed a roadtrip from BC to Alberta and back to BC to visit family and friends. As I was taking this adventure solo, I planned in advance my itinerary with pre-booked and paid hotel reservations. This ensured I had somewhere to stay at each stop and minimized amount of contact required - social distancing protocols were complied with during this trip. My plan included stops in Kelowna, Canmore, Calgary,...

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Here are the top 5 ports for the ultimate River Cruise

You are going on a River Cruise! Let me share with you the 'port experience'. On a river cruise vacation, ensuring you pick the right port stops for your journey is important. The port experience is just as much of the experience as is the actual river cruising. Each port is unique in and of itself. When we think of the Rhine and the Moselle Valley, it's the fairy tale villages and ancient castles dotted along the way that jump to mind and get us excited. All river cruise lines offer different levels and types of activities to accommodate all travellers. Ask yourself, what type of travel expe...

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Travel Because You Can - takes on new meaning

All our stories and reflection on family time centered around travel adventures we shared! I’m going to try my best to NOT make this blog post sad, but unfortunately the ‘ah-ha’ ness of what I’m feeling right now is the result of a sad moment. My Dad passed away yesterday. Of course, it is very sad that he is no longer physically here with us but being in that hospital room with my mom and brothers during his final days was magic! Dad was not awake during his final days. The conversation simply took place around him talking about the memories we shared and the remember when’s. A little contex...

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Relationships = sensational all-inclusive vacations for you!

Travel Agents invest in relationships with tour operators, hotels and other suppliers to enhance their knowledge and give you the best possible service. One of the value-added bonuses of working with a travel agent for your all-inclusive family vacation to the south, are the relationships. As with the relationship you have with your accountant, hair dresser or any other professional, it results in better service and experience. Here I share some tips and insider knowledge about the AMResorts brand after having a chat with the fun-loving Carlo, our representative from AMResorts. Personal Trave...

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Postcards share a world of unique and amazing experiences

Our amazing travel agents travel. Here they share with you some of where they have been, what they did and their impressions! I (Anna Meckling) lived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, for more than 10 years and my little Fly Girl Abby was born there! When we return, it’s always fun to visit one of the best and definitely the oldest restaurant in the Old Town, The Wildcat Cafe. Circa 1937, you can still enjoy a meal with fresh local ingredients like Arctic Char caught right there in Great Slave Lake! Me (Robyn Freels) on the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island (Hawaii) Everest Base Camp...

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Philip Beck talking of client relationships

Building relationship, listening and understanding you makes a great Travel Agent. Our Travel Specialist Philip Beck constantly shares how much he loves working with his clients. He recently got a chance to share with Travel Market Report how he does this and how his approach has changed recently given the travel advisories. You can see the story on the Travel Market Report website.

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