Posted November 6th, 2018 |
We hope we make it look easy, but there really is a lot of work that goes into each and every tour. Our Target Tours team Justin MacPhee and Laura MacEwen are in charge of making sure both you and the Tour Director have everything needed to ensure the best trip possible. Take a look behind the scenes with Justin & Laura in our latest blog! What led you to choose to work in the travel industry? Justin – I believe that the travel industry chose me. After working in the retail industry for a number of years and completing my degree in...read more
Posted September 6th, 2018 |
The following information has been shared by the Ontario Motor Coach Association and Motor Coach Canada. On October 17th, 2018 the Canadian federal government will legalize cannabis in Canada. While employers continue to ramp up drug and alcohol policies for managing personnel, there remains growing concern from the group travel industry regarding the customer’s knowledge and awareness of cannabis regulations, particularly when crossing the Canada-US border. While cannabis will be legal in Canada, it remains an illegal substance at the...read more
Posted August 22nd, 2018 |
Recently our team did an exercise on what it is that we do that makes Target Tours so special. It’s easy to forget when we do the same things day after day what makes us special and we even surprised ourselves with all the different things we came up with. We thought it would be nice to share this with you, our passengers or potential passengers. If you’re new to Target Tours or considering us I think this might help give you some insight on what makes us so great! In no particular order, many of the reasons that make Target Tours...read more
Posted April 27th, 2018 |
John and Lynn recently completed a cruise on the beautiful Celebrity Equinox, one of the Solstice class of ships in the Celebrity fleet. This was their first cruise on the line and they took a few notes on what to look forward to with this brand. Spoiler: They loved it! Ship Staff: The Captain Kate McCue was very interactive with guests whether it was the daily announcements, picture opportunities and meet and greets. This was nice to find the Captain to be this approachable. She was also very professional and was the one who made the...read more
Posted December 13th, 2017 |
Here we are again, getting to the end of another wonderful year at Target Tours. By Lynn Dunphy, co-owner of Target Tours It has been an amazing year for us with some major changes. Our Inbound product (what we call our tours that come to the Maritimes instead of leave from the Maritimes) started off with the addition of Hayward Guide Service in April owned by Leah Jane Hayward. The integration of her company was a compliment to our existing lineup and we welcomed a record number of inbound tours to PEI in 2017. We have been thrilled to add...read more
Posted October 18th, 2017 |
You’ve seen her mentioned on our Facebook page and her bio is on our Team list but do you REALLY know our newest team member, Laura? Take five minutes find out why she was the right fit for our team as a Tour Coordinator! Tell us a little about yourself! Hello everybody! My name is Laura MacEwen and I was born and raised in St. Peter’s Bay, PEI. Growing up just minutes from Greenwich National Park, I was quite aware of tourism from a pretty young age. After taking our first big family vacation to Florida in grade 10, I knew my...read more
Posted October 17th, 2017 |
(Stratford, PE) October 17, 2017 – Target Tours, a PEI-based group tour operator, is pleased to announce the official opening of their new office in Stratford, PEI. Since 2009 Target Tours has operated from the home office of owners, John & Lynn Dunphy, in Morell, PEI. The company has experienced steady growth over the past several years and now supports 6 full-time office staff and 11 part-time guide staff. Due to this growth, they have exceeded the capacity of their original office. As of late September, the Target Tours...read more
Posted August 23rd, 2017 |
Who are these Step-On Guides we keep hearing about? Some of you may recognize my name from calling the office or from me responding to emails. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Katie Dorgan and I am the Receptive Tour Coordinator here at Target Tours. The Receptive what?… believe me I was just as puzzled when I first heard the title. Receptive Tours (sometimes referred to as Inbound Tours) are tours that come to the Maritimes, where our business is located, instead of Retail Tours (sometimes referred to Outbound...read more
Posted July 11th, 2017 |
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...read more
Posted May 12th, 2017 |
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...read more
What Our Guests Say
The atmosphere on the bus was so relaxing, it made the whole group comfortable enough to get to know each other.We had lots of laughs on the trip.
The driver was exceptional and the tour guide kept us informed, entertained, and at our destinations on time. The entire experience will always be a favorite memory.
Thanks for the memories again! We hope to go back in November with your tour group.
Our Tour Director took great care with all the details and the shows were terrific. The freedom to do your own sightseeing was a bonus for returning customers or the more adventurous. This trip was fun. Thanks to everyone, I will go again.
He was the poster boy for customer service.
It was exactly what we wanted. An amazing experience and stress-free. I would definitely recommend Target Tours to others!
We so enjoyed our trip to and from Boston as well as the cruise to Bermuda. Thanks for thinking of us with dinner and group picture, a real night to remember.
The group came together as a family because of their attitude.
Many thanks for all the great memories.
Thanks John and Lynn for making our first cruise a dream come true. We will be counting the months to out next cruise in 2013.
Everyone had a fantastic time and I was so glad to be part of it.
The travels are now over and we are back to work today with feelings of satisfaction to be part of what can only be described as the best time anyone could ask for.
The hotel, care to detail, and little extras made the trip good for all. They explained everything that was happening at the race to those who had never been before. Our staff came away very satisfied. I would not hesitate to do this again.
Thanks Lynn and John
Entire Mechanical Contractors
The little extras like water, chocolate, help with filling out customs forms, coupons, trivia, jokes, and tail-gate party are examples of the things that are certainly not required but definitely show how much Target Tours tries to make the trip enjoyable for everyone.
Thanks for the memories and great service!
Far exceeded expectations - The people on the bus, the laughs and new friends, the feeling of safety and security at all times were far beyond what I had expected. It was a privilege to have had this experience of a lifetime.
I haven't stopped talking about the tour since I got home. Just the little things you do mean a lot. Water, chocolates, bingo, movies and horse races: what else could you want. You are definitely doing things right.
The NASCAR tour was a wonderful trip with a comfortable bus, great hotel rooms, and an exceptional driver and tour guide.
We could tell the Tour Director put a lot of research in before the trip to share information as we drove. Our favorite memory was the warmth and friendship of the other NASCAR fans at the track.
Our favorite memories include walking into Yankee Stadium for the first time, arriving in Times Square, and developing a better understanding of NYC life and layout.
We had an excellent trip to New York. It was well-planned and we were well treated everywhere we went.
Our bus driver did a great job of driving through New York and he and the tour director were very knowledgeable. We're already planning on our next trip!
Seeing Times Square and Yankee Stadium (even if the Jays lost) were the highlights.
The reservations process was tops! The staff is super friendly and always willing to help out. And what can one say about John? He is the best! So organized and professional. John knows the areas all along the trip and shares this knowledge. He is very personable - constantly making sure everyone is comfortable. I spoke to a few new people on the tour who could not get over the pleasure of the trip - they spoke so highly of John's knowledge.
Our seats at the races were awesome! The tailgate party after the race and meeting up with people we've met on previous tours was our favorite memory.
Seeing Luke Bryan in concert was just unreal and no words could describe it. A little shopping time added too.. What more could a girl ask for? This was a great relaxing trip spent with friends!
I felt very safe and well informed during the whole trip.