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Our official name is "1987 The Travel Group Ltd." The original agency was called TFC Tours, which specialized in travel to southern Africa. This was a multi-national company founded in the 1970s, with branches in Johannesburg, London, and Vancouver. We purchased the Vancouver office in 1987 and changed the name to The Travel Group.
Phone Number: (604) 681-6345
Expertise: Organizing everybody and everything.
Bio: Sometimes when you call in, Colleen's friendly voice will be the first thing you hear. Starting with The Travel Group as a receptionist, Colleen now wears many hats! Assisting in administration, accounting as well as office management, her roll at The Travel Group is to keep our agents in the loop about what's happening in the office and in the industry. Colleen is also the VP of Fun Stuff. Born and raised in North Vancouver, Colleen joined The Travel Group in 2005. After working at Maxwell's, the family business, for 7 years she made the career change to this wacky business!
Favourite place: The Priory Hotel, located on the Frome River in beautiful Dorset England. Dating from the early 16th century, this old monastery has been transformed into to the most amazing hotel. The restaurant is the old wine cellar!
But it doesn't end there. This girl really gets around! Her other favs include Las Vegas (7 time visitor), Halifax - Nova Scotia, London & the Lake Districts England. Amsterdam. Melbourne & Adelaide Australia. Varadero Cuba. Day trips include: Edinburgh, St.Goar (Germany), Swansea & Llangollen (Wales), Innsbruck (Austria), Switzerland, Monaco, and Whitehorse Yukon.
Hobbies: Colleen enjoys life and appreciates the little things. She loves cooking and entertaining with family and friends. She loves painting and all things creative, practicing yoga, but also likes to put on those dancing shoes for a night out! She explores the incredible BC wilderness with walks, hikes (a frequent grouse grinder), and kayaking in the summer, snowshoeing and skating in the winter.
Blogs: Adventures by The Travel Group. What's happening at The Travel Group when we are not working. Hiking or snow shoeing, kayaking or sporting events. The Travel Group likes to have fun together outside of the office ! Fundraising by The Travel Group. Fun-raising as it is called at The Travel Group, is what is done on a weekly basis with Friday Jean's day, as well as Friday Wine and Cheese, but so much more is done.
Travel tip: Keep a journal: you can pack so much into a trip that things can be forgotten. A journal will help your record every detail. Pack things into your shoes, to give you more room.
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