by Erika Cuccaro
COVID-19 has been cancelling vacation plans for 18 months. Now that travel restrictions are easing, many Canadians are eager to book their next trip. But even though travellers are ready to hit the road, there’s still a tangle of complex travel regulations and requirements to navigate within Canada and around the world. Kemptville-based personal travel manager Scott Waldron helps his clients navigate the post-COVID travel boom, making their travel dreams come true.
Founder of Gravitate Travel, Scott has 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He first opened Gravitate Travel in Toronto where he operated for seven years before moving to Kemptville with his partner.
A lifelong travel enthusiast, he started his career as a Cultural Ambassador at Walt Disney World. He’s visited over 36 countries and plans to visit Japan in the coming year. Over the course of his career, Scott has built connections with partners – like airlines, hotels, tour companies and more. These connections help save clients money with better rates and special deals. Clients also enjoy great perks like room upgrades and exclusive packages.
A personal travel manager makes planning your next vacation much easier than booking online.
Whether your next trip is for business or pleasure, Scott will take the time to get to know you through a detailed intake appointment. A loyal supporter of local businesses, he is just as likely to meet you at your favourite local coffee shop as he is to conduct the meeting by telephone or virtually.
For a reasonable planning fee, he will create an itinerary, curating experiences that will delight you – while staying within your budget – and advising you on practical matters like current travel requirements and restrictions.
While COVID-19 travel restrictions have eased and borders are starting to reopen, different regions have very different entry requirements for visitors. Not only that, but travel policies and procedures change on a dime.
“An important part of my job is to stay on top of entry requirements and COVID-19 guidelines for Canada and around the world so I can give my clients accurate advice,” says Scott.
Aside from COVID-19, if anything goes wrong on a trip – say a flight gets cancelled, a client loses their passport or something unexpected comes up – Scott steps in to advocate for them and helps solve the problem.
Want your next trip to be worry free? Book a no-obligation meeting with Scott and discuss your post-COVID travel plans today!
Gravitate Travel is a boutique travel agency that builds relationships with clients to create unforgettable travel experiences. Certified by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), Gravitate Travel will make your travel dreams come true.