Travelworld of Wasaga Beach has been in the Stonebridge Town Centre almost since the commercial complex opened and is now celebrating its fifth anniversary.
To celebrate this milestone, Travelworld of Wasaga Beach is having an anniversary/birthday party on Sept. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring a wine and cheese reception.
Angela Piercey is the manager/senior consultant at Travelworld in Wasaga Beach. She has been with the company for 21 years: in the travel industry for 25 years. Rachelle Gibson, Disney specialist/consultant at Travelworld has also been in the travel industry for 25 years.
Piercey has another reason to celebrate: earlier this year she won the first ever Rotarian of the Year Award for the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach & Area: she loves being a Rotarian. Ehab Masad, who sponsored Piercey, is the past president of the club and presented the award to her. Masad the owner/president of Harvey’s in the Stonebridge Town Centre has always been a big supporter of Travelworld.
Mary Ann Winterton opened Travelworld of Collingwood in 1989 and always wanted to open an office in Wasaga Beach. She asked Piercey to build the Wasaga Beach office from the ground up.
“The Collingwood office was growing, the Wasaga Beach based clientele was increasing so we took the chance. Mark (Mark Crowe of the Stonebridge Building Group) approached us about the Town Centre and we were ready. When Mark showed us all the great things happening at Stonebridge she decided then was the time,” says Piercey, who has a passion for travel.
All of the agents Travelworld are Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) accredited: “the upgraded exams have to be written on a regular basis, we attend product launches, seminars, webinars and site inspections/familiarization trips to keep current,” Piercey adds.
The last five years have been great for Piercey, Gibson and Winterton. They love serving the residents of Wasaga Beach.
"The people here are newly retired and just starting their bucket list, it’s so exciting,” says Piercey.
Travelworld of Wasaga Beach is located at 3 Market Lane Unit 4 in the Stonebridge Town Centre. Call 705-429-4292 or visit http://www.travelworld1.ca.