Tuesday,  November 19, 2019  6:11 am

Blowes Travel & Cruise Centres merges with G. Stewart Travel Services


Blowes Travel & Cruise Centres merges with G. Stewart Travel Services
The staff and management team of Blowes Travel & Cruise Centres Inc. and G. Stewart Travel Services Ltd. united for a photo at a recent travel conference in Toronto. (Supplied)

Barry (Sam) and Rob Blowes of Blowes Travel and Cruise Centres Inc. based in Stratford, ON, and Scott Stewart and Dana Empey of G. Stewart Travel Services Ltd. In Peterborough, ON, will be merging their family businesses this September, 1st, 2019, PAX has learned.

The two travel companies have decades of experience – Blowes Travel & Cruise Centres Inc., more than 70 years; G. Stewart Travel Services, more than 45 years.

By uniting their businesses, resources, synergies and similar business culture and ethics, the new corporation will see eleven brick and mortar retail offices, thirty four home offices, a group tour division, conference and events division and a wholesale division, states a release.  

This adds up to more than ninety team members in Ontario under the Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) brand, which will continue to enhance and meet the needs and expectations of their clients.

“You can continue to expect the high standards of customer service, focus, and dedication you have come to expect from us,” Sam Blowes, of Blowes Travel and Cruise Centres Inc., stated. “Our incredible team across our Ontario network is here to continue to make dreams happen.”

Within the upcoming weeks as both companies begin the multi-phase integration, to unite and form the new brand of the Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd., they will continue to recognize the many benefits this merger will provide, states a release.

“Our travel advisors or ‘dream makers’ are our greatest asset and by combining them, it gives us a strong, efficient team ready for our long term strategy," Dana Empey, general manager of G. Stewart Travel Services Ltd., stated.

According to the company’s press release, clients who have trusted both companies for decades will see “enhanced offerings, more efficiencies and streamlined systems.”

The newly-joined companies also assured that the transition will be seamless to their customers and preferred supplier partners.


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