"My true passion now is to serve people as a Tour Director and Tour Guide. I enjoy it and have so much fun with the people and I even get paid for the fun and enjoyment."
Merv was born and raised in PEI and has spent most of his working life on the Island. He lives in Charlottetown and has two daughters Cathy and Nancy, as well as two grandchildren, Matthew and Samantha.
In his past, he has worked with Sears selling appliances and furniture and finds time to still do some selling today. Now Merv spends his time as a step on guide touring people around PEI as well as Tour Directing for Target Tours. One of his claims to fame was working as the private chauffeur for Kelly Ripa from the Regis and Kelly Show when it was filmed on PEI.
Merv has also served as Tour Director for Target Tours on several New York City tours as well as cruises, concert tours, and more. In his spare time, Merv enjoys working on family history and genealogical projects.
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
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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.