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Learn about Celebrity Cruises

Posted July 11th, 2017 |

Learn about Celebrity Cruises

Our Operations Manager, Jacqueline, shares with us why she thinks our passengers will enjoy Celebrity and what you should know before you choose to cruise with this line. Hi folks! Jacqueline here and as many of you probably know by now because, it’s been mentioned a few times, I used to work on a cruise ship. It was only one contract but it happened to be on Celebrity Eclipse which is a ship that we are offering this coming year (2018). This made me very excited to talk about the brand and shed some light on the differences this line...

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Leading Maritime Group Tour Operator Expands Inbound Business

Posted May 12th, 2017 |

Leading Maritime Group Tour Operator Expands Inbound Business

Photo L – R: John Dunphy, Co-Owner; Lean-Jane Hayward, Step-On Guide; Katelyn Dorgan, Receptive Tour Coordinator (MORELL,PE) May 12, 2017 – Target Tours is known for its high-quality group tours to destinations like New York City, Niagara Falls, Nashville, Europe, and cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean. Based in Morell, PEI, the company has been expanding its inbound business within the Maritimes over the past several years and has recently purchased PEI-based Step-On Guide business, Hayward Guide Service, formerly owned by Leah-Jane...

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2 Best Tours for First Time Group Traveller

Posted April 20th, 2017 |

2 Best Tours for First Time Group Traveller

When it comes to travelling there are more destinations than there is time. If you are just starting out in group travel and you are not sure where your first trip should be there are two tours we offer that are great beginning points. Group travel brings like-minded people together and the time spent with one another truly becomes part of the experience. You are sure to make new friends along the way. It also brings a sense of security and you can finally sit back, relax and enjoy your much needed vacation. Where should you start in group...

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Get Prepared – How to prepare for your next trip

Posted April 20th, 2017 |

Get Prepared – How to prepare for your next trip

Here at Target Tours we pride ourselves in our details.  We love to ensure our clients are prepared for their next vacation.  What follows are a few helpful tips to help take the hassle out of your upcoming trip as written by Katie Dorgan our Receptive Tour Coordinator. When you book… When you call to book your next trip with us take note at a few questions we ask.  For example, depending on where you are travelling next we will ask you for your full name as seen on your passport, date of birth, passport number and expiration date. To...

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Scotland – An Inspiration

Posted April 13th, 2017 |

Scotland – An Inspiration

In early March, I had the fortunate opportunity to be invited by Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, and Connection Tours on a 7-day familiarization tour of Scotland and London. The visit was more than an introduction to the destinations, but it also became an inspiration to look differently at our tour product and how we present it. The tour itself was made up of travel representatives from across Canada and included both travel agents and tour operators, like ourselves. We were 10 people on a 16 passenger Mercedes mini-coach and our driver guide...

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8 Things Your Travel Insurance Should Cover

Posted March 21st, 2017 |

8 Things Your Travel Insurance Should Cover

When you call to book with Target Tours we always ask if you require travel insurance and a quote from us. You should never travel outside your province, let alone the country, without proper travel insurance. I’m not going to list off all the things that can happen, you probably have already heard the horror stories. What I am going to do is try to make a distinction between comprehensive travel insurance and minimal coverage. Often group insurance through an employer or credit cards has some level of travel insurance that comes with...

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Creating a Vision of Greatness

Posted January 27th, 2017 |

Creating a Vision of Greatness

I am sitting at Detroit Airport waiting for my flight home after spending the previous two days at a training course called “Creating a Vision of Greatness” offered by Zingtrain in Ann Arbor, Michigan. How did I get here? Well, there’s a story behind that! My wife and I are the co-owners of Target Tours and have been operating the company for 8 years. Every year our vision was basically to have the next year be better than the last. We had goals and targets to work on but often lacked a clear vision of what the business...

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Who should be your emergency contact?

Posted January 6th, 2017 |

Who should be your emergency contact?

Like Travel Insurance, an emergency contact is not a “sexy” thing to talk about in travel but it is an absolute necessity. You never want to think about what could go wrong on your vacation, it’s supposed to be fun and relaxing, but these topics are essential and should always be given more than a passing thought. Travel Insurance should be an obvious one. No matter how healthy you are you should ALWAYS travel with it, but something you probably don’t spend a lot of time considering is your emergency contact. If...

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What not to miss in Nashville & Branson

Posted January 4th, 2017 |

What not to miss in Nashville & Branson

Justin MacPhee, our amazing Tour Coordinator, recently completed a research trip to Nashville & Branson during our group tour this November. Upon returning, he is excited to share his highlights and tips on what to see and not to miss. At the end of this blog post, we also introduce the 2017 Nashville trip, what we are calling “Donalda’s Farewell Tour”.   As an avid lover of country music and live music in general, I was excited to be given the opportunity to visit Nashville and Branson recently. It was truly the...

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Exploring the Flexibility of Cruising

Posted December 21st, 2016 |

Exploring the Flexibility of Cruising

While sitting in one of the oversized deck chairs overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, I realized how important it is to take the time to treat ourselves.  As I sail on the Norwegian Dawn, I smile thinking about our clients who have already been lucky enough to enjoy what the Dawn has to offer.  I also realize how excited I am to share this experience with our new and existing clients who will join one of our tours on board this wonderful ship. This was my first time experiencing Norwegian Cruise Lines. This trip was a Familiarization trip with my...

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