Ch-ch-ch-changes: Exciting travel news from Sheila

(turn and face the strain)

Who better than Bowie could describe the roller coaster exhilaration of life that I’ve experienced this week? Big highs, sudden drops, and lots of twists and turns… But hang on to your hats, cause this is one coaster I’m going to ride!

Here’s a note I sent my clients this weekend. I trust it explains what’s been a happenin’! The change happened quickly. Much more quickly than I’d thought. But I guess it’s better to rip off a bandage quickly! 

And, let me say, I am absolutely thrilled with these ch-ch-changes!


Dear friend!

I hope this note finds you well!

In the past, I have had the privilege of researching and organizing travel arrangements on your behalf. I truly value our relationship, and your business!  Since my business has grown by leaps and bounds because of your loyal patronage, I am pleased to share some very exciting news.  I have decided to change host travel agencies, and will now run my own business as a travel advisor with the Vision 2000 Travel Group.

While I have had wonderful experiences with my prior host travel agency, Travel Counsellors (including being awarded their Top Travel Counsellor in Canada award in 2009 for my outstanding sales and customer service), I strive to continually improve the service and value I can provide my clients.  I believe the move to Vision 2000 will assist me in better orchestrating your travel dreams.

Rest assured, I will still specialize in Disney travel (especially now that my family has just returned from our 18th trip). However, with my changeover to Vision 2000, I will now have even more resources and global connections to add magic to whatever vacation you crave: luxury, cruise, beach, adventure, romantic getaway, escorted tour, safari, or city break. I will better be able to tailor vacation experiences to your desires and interests.

Vision 2000 Travel Group is a leader in travel management solutions, providing a comprehensive range of business, vacation, meeting and incentive travel services.  Proudly Canadian, Vision 2000 is Canada’s largest independently owned travel management company.  With a staff of almost 300 travel professionals and more than 25 locations from Victoria to Montreal, Vision 2000 Travel Group is recognized as a driving force in the travel marketplace.

Even more importantly for you, Vision 2000 is a leading member of Virtuoso, a network of the world’s finest travel agencies with knowledgeable advisors who draw upon first-hand experience to craft the perfect vacation for you. As a Virtuoso affiliated travel advisor, I will have global connections with the best hotels, cruise lines, airlines and tour companies. For you, this means access to exclusive travel offers that you can’t get on your own, along with your best value for the money. That’s the Virtuoso difference.

Of course, I will work to maintain (and expect to surpass) my outstanding level of sales, and more importantly, my superior customer service of old. I will still offer the outstanding value for money that you have come to expect when working with me. But, with Vision 2000’s connections, and its affiliation with Virtuoso (as well as an affiliation with Radius on the corporate travel side) I can offer you far more than ever before.

You never get to recapture your personal time, so your vacation has to be right the first time. Extraordinary travel experiences don’t just happen – they are created through collaborative effort.  So, if you’re thinking about the kind of memories you’d like to take away from your next vacation, please give me a call.

Let’s get started!

Best Regards,
Sheila Gallant-Halloran
Travel Advisor
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