itravel2000, a division of H.I.S.-Red Label Vacations Inc., opened its first ever storefront in downtown Toronto at G52-123 Queen Street West, within the Sheraton Centre.
“Many people question why after 25 years in business we would decide to open a brick and mortar store. With the expansion of a physical storefront and the support from our parent company H.I.S., we will be able to better service the itravel2000 customer and expand into untapped markets,” said Dianne Jackson, vice president, Red Label Vacations. “The support from the community has been outstanding and we already have customers visiting the store looking to book travel. This is another great milestone for itravel2000 and I would like to thank everyone who made this project possible.”
Last night's opening consisted of speeches from Red Label Vacations’ vice president Dianne Jackson and CEO Frank DeMarinis. Takako Ito from the Consulate-General of Japan also spoke about Japan tourism and how Canadian travellers looking to explore Japan can now utilize this itravel2000 store. A ribbon cutting ceremony officiated the opening of the store and guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers. Notable itravel2000 partners were in attendance including Air Canada, Disney, Uplift and Hertz.
About the new store
As buying trends have changed within the travel industry, this store caters to the markets needs and offers travel products that simply cannot be booked online. The new itravel2000 storefront is the General Sales Agent for Japan Rail Passes where customers must buy before travels to Japan.
Travellers can book vacation packages, hotels, flights, cruises, car rentals, other rail passes and tours at the itravel2000 store with the added touch of face-to-face interaction with trusted agents
The store is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Services located at this store at available in English, French and Japanese.
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