TravelBrands receives Chairman’s Circle Honors award

June 15, 2017


U.S. travel industry honours top international tour operators and buyers


MISSISSAUGA – TravelBrands, a strong leader in the Canadian travel industry, has officially been recognized as a Chairman’s Circle honoree. The U.S. Travel Association and Brand USA honored representatives from the world’s highest-volume tour operators and buyers of U.S. travel and hospitality services, including TravelBrands, at its annual Chairman’s Circle Honors (CCH) event held on June 3, 2017.

“We are pleased that our efforts to bring Canadians to their favourite American destinations have been recognized,” says Elvi Cal, V.P. Product Development, TravelBrands. “This honourable status provided by Brand USA and U.S. Travel Association inspires us to contribute even more to both the U.S. and Canadian travel industry.”

Held at the Washington National Cathedral during the association’s annual IPW conference, this elite awards event, co-hosted by Brand USA, honoured international travel buyers for outstanding efforts to bring the world to America. The evening featured entertainment from the Washington National Opera, and was emceed by travel expert and TV host Samantha Brown. The U.S. Travel Association’s Chairman’s Circle-level members, including top U.S. travel businesses and destinations, nominate all international honorees.

“The winners of this year’s Chairman’s Circle Honors awards have amplified Brand USA’s efforts to welcome the world to America,” said Chris Thompson, President and CEO of Brand USA. “For that, they deserve profound thanks from our country’s destinations and travel industry workers, who depend on robust international visitation for economic growth. We are pleased to honour a truly exemplary group here in Washington, D.C., and hope that they leave with a lasting impression of our dynamic capital city.”

TravelBrands, along with 60 other international travel services, received this prestige award along with an official badge. This award is given out on a yearly basis to select organizations that make prominent contributions to the U.S. travel industry. For more information on TravelBrand’s U.S. travel product, please visit


Pictured: Roger Dow, president and CEO, U.S. Travel Association, Elvi Cal, V.P. Product Development, TravelBrands, Dave Paterson, V.P. Strategic Partnerships and Business Development and Chris Thompson, president and CEO, Brand USA.


About TravelBrands Inc.:

TravelBrands is the largest independent travel company in Canada and includes 10 specialized brands. With offices from coast to coast and dedicated teams focusing on the various areas, TravelBrands is the most comprehensive one stop shop in the industry.

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