As you probably are aware, Delta just pulled their service from Regina.
We NEED to keep them in Saskatoon! Here is a letter that was sent to all Chamber Members.
Yours Truly ... Barb Crowe
As you are probably aware, in 2015 our Chamber expressed concern with the loss of Saskatoon's air service direct to Chicago and Denver - large airline hubs in the United States. While the loss of those connections was significant, we expressed our thanks to Delta Airlines who remained committed to servicing the Saskatoon market with their Minneapolis connection.
We at the Chamber want to draw your attention to the valuable access alternative that Delta has kept in our market. It is important to support our partners in business that remain committed to our city. Delta has been servicing Saskatoon the longest of the US carriers and we want to see this service continue and even expand.
As a valued Chamber Member / decision maker, I understand you are focused on saving time and money while conducting important business travel. Using this connection is one way to save both time and money while encouraging the retention and expansion of Delta's service to Saskatoon.
Thank you for thinking about supporting Delta Airlines as part of your business operations.
Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
104-202 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 244-2151 Fax: (306) 244-8366
When travelling out of the country, Canadians should visit www.travel.gc.ca before leaving home. Here is where you will find lots of good information on the Destination you are travelling to. Information from Entry/Exit Requirements, Travel Advisories, Culture, Health and lots more. AND now you can download the Smart Phone application TRAVEL SMART CANADA and get up to date, country-specific information.
Remember, it is always a good idea to register with the Record of Canadians Abroad!
President Ixtapa Travel
Agents Do It All
New Survey Finds Agents Save Clients Money, Prevent Mistakes
Posted on May 9, 2016
If there wasn't already enough evidence that travel agents play a crucial role in helping consumers arrange their trips, new research from ASTA makes it abundantly clear that agents save their clients both time and money.
In that research, consumers reported that agents saved them, on average, $452 per trip and four hours in travel planning. And perhaps most importantly, consumers said that agents helped them avoid costly mistakes.
Kerby noted that, “At this point, consumers have tried it all. They've booked online, they've gone direct, and they've used a travel agent. This study dispels the myth that booking direct with suppliers or spending hours online yourself gets you a better deal, or gives you a happier travel experience. Consumers told TNS Global that if you want a better travel experience, use an agent.”
The results were released by ASTA to mark National Travel and Tourism Week (May 1-7) in the US and to celebrate Travel Agent Appreciation Day on May 4.
“We want to say 'thank you' to our members all over the globe for all you do every day to advise and protect your customers,” Kerby said.
Ixtapa Travel Staff