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MY CANADA Welcome to On the road again
TRACY THOMPSON Sales & Marketing Manager Europe, Cruise America and Canada RV Rentals
Canada offers a world in one country and there's no better way to explore it than in a motorhome, says Tracy Thompson of Cruise America and Canada RV Rentals
Canada is..... The best place to see the great
outdoors and nature's wonders! Canada really does offer the world in
one country. It is so vast and diverse and you can enjoy any type of holiday. If you love the great outdoors then Canada has it writ large. I love the majestic mountains and breathtakingly gorgeous turquoise lakes, and have enjoyed some awesome adventures! On top of that, My Canada boasts
fabulous cosmopolitan cities and you are guaranteed a very warm welcome.
FIRM FAVOURITES That is hard! Canada is so diverse and I have loved every trip I have been on. If pushed, though, I would say Alberta.
I just love its majestic Rockies and those stunning lakes. When it comes to cities it has to be
Vancouver, which has such a wonderful buzz and feel. It’s young, vibrant, multicultural and packed full of superb restaurants, shopping and nightlife – and
it has a fabulously stunning setting between the Rockies and the Pacific. One of my favourite activities is hiring
a bike and cycling in Stanley Park, along its nearly six-mile-long Sea Wall. Whistler and the beautiful Vancouver Island are also easily accessible.
CANADIAN MEMORIES I love Canada so much it was the natural choice for a honeymoon. I have always loved the charm and quaintness of Niagara on the Lake and it was really romantic meandering around all the different wine estates in the area, and trying some Ice Wine! Toronto’s skyline is famous for the
CN Tower and I tried to overcome my fear of vertigo standing on the glass floor to stare 342m down. It didn’t work, it was terrifying! Then there’s touring in a motorhome!
We keep it simple with just three motorhome types in Canada – small, medium and large. The first time I did a motorhome trip was 15 years ago, from
"We keep it simple and offer three motorhome types
for Canada rentals: small, medium or large. The freedom and flexibility to explore the country at leisure is really liberating. It will be the trip of a lifetime"
Calgary to Vancouver. The freedom and flexibility to explore is really liberating. It was an adventure of a lifetime – as it will be for your clients. We travelled up the Icefields Parkway, before heading through the Okanagan valley, which is beautiful! My love of motorhome holidays was born and continues to this day!
WISH LIST? I plan to tour around Atlantic Canada with the family in one of our motorhomes. We’re going to visit the land of Anne of Green Gables, go whale watching and take in the scenic beauty of the Bay of Fundy and the Cabot Trail. My Canadian wish list is a long one!
CANADA CHALLENGES The Canadian dollar has strengthened, making it a bit more expensive than it used to be, and there are less seats in the market, so it’s great that Virgin is starting a UK-Vancouver service. That said, clients who can travel in
the shoulder seasons, which are less hectic but with pleasant weather, can get a bargain holiday! Canada is also vast and often customers do not realise you can’t cover the whole country in two weeks.
TRADE SUPPORT We are very supportive of the trade. We are happy to support educationals, industry travel staff concessions and training programmes. We participate in roadshows, trade and consumer events alongside our tour operating partners and agents. I also visit operators to give training on board a motorhome. Operators can also use the motorhome: both Travel 2 and North America Travel Service have used it to visit travel agencies across the UK.
SALES TIP Selling a motorhome is always much easier than agents think it is going to be especially with insurance included and our minimum driver age of just 21?
To discover more about Cruise Canada RV Rentals...
Contact Tracy and her team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 0770 970 2909.
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