With a background of over 25 years experience in the Tour and Conference business I am privileged to be a Tour Guide/Director with the Comfort Tour team. As a native Torontonian I ‘love’ my city however I have an ongoing quest to travel and introduce my passengers to many other famous world class cities as each has its own distinctive historical and geographical appeal.
The earlier part of my career was initially Conference Administration and Tour Guiding both locally and further afield. However, long-haul touring became more and more appealing and I have taken numerous wonderful groups across our vast and breathtakingly scenic country of Canada from coast to coast..and also to many major American cities coast to coast, as well some famous European destinations.
My zeal for the Tour Guiding Industry led me in the early 90’s to become a founding member of the Canadian Tour Guide Association of Toronto. Our organization is still very strong with membership of over 100. I served as Educational and Public Events Co-ordinator for close to 15 years and also held the position of Vice President for an elected period of time.
My experience also involves working with Student Musical School groups. Duties include staying with the group and their Directors in the chosen hotel, coordinating all activities, confirming all venues and meals according to their specific itineraries, and in many cases being their City Guide as well. The groups choose various cities to visit and often to perform. I join them at their specific destination in order to be their Tour Director. I enjoy working with students as much as I do with adult passengers.
Often I am complimented on having a good sense of humour…Laughter is ‘so healthy’! My tours are educationally and geographically informative, but most of all ‘fun’. I love to organize various ‘on the bus’ travel activities for my groups as well as making sure we are ‘networking and getting to know each other as friends. It is my experience that this method assures that at the end of each trip we ‘all’ go home with many happy memories.
I hope someday you will join me on one of the excellent trips offered by Comfort Travel.