WPIC and TravelOnly Press Announcement
July 7th, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and TravelOnly Promotional Partnership Announcement
The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada (WPIC) and TravelOnly Inc are pleased to announce a unique partnership which will allow WPIC graduates to become certified Travel Agents with TravelOnly upon graduation.
The Canadian Wedding Industry is a $5 Billion per year industry and last year 30,363 couples hired a professional Wedding Planner. WPIC offers the most comprehensive Wedding Planner courses available as well certification for Destination Wedding Coordinators.
Over the past decade there has been significant enthusiasm for destination weddings and a partnership with TravelOnly – a leading travel agency with over 600 independent agents — was a natural fit, according to Gregory Luciani, President and CEO of TravelOnly:
“We are pleased to be working with another organization that shares our vision of continuous education and recognize that there are many opportunities that will provide greater value to our members by working closer together.”
As part of this new partnership, WPIC graduates will now have the opportunity to integrate their new wedding planning businesses by becoming a Travel Agent with TravelOnly. As one of the largest host agencies in Canada, TravelOnly offers up to 100% commission rates, free consumer website and booking engines and the opportunities to work from the comfort and convenience of home.
WPIC graduates will also benefit from familiarization trips to exciting and exotic wedding destinations to help them better understand the needs of their future wedding clients.
WPIC Co-founders Danielle Andrews and Tracey Manailescu were thrilled to share the news with their members.
“The partnership of TravelOnly and WPIC gives us the opportunity to offer our WPIC Alumni further education and professional development within the world of travel, romance and destination weddings. We strongly believe in the adage of never stop learning and feel that this venture will help our members do just that. TravelOnly has a strong and professional brand that has stood out to us for many years. We feel confident that this is the beginning of a wonderful relationship.”About WPIC
The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Inc. is an institute of higher learning for wedding professionals. The entire WPIC executive team is active in planning weddings and honeymoons which allows the organization to keep current and relevant to today’s couples, travel agents and wedding planners. In addition to training and certifying independent and onsite resort wedding coordinators, WPIC developed the world’s first Destination Wedding Coordinator certification course in 2005 and boasts an association of over 6500 certified members worldwide.
TravelOnly is a family-owned and operated Canadian company with over 40 years of experience and is a licensed wholesale/retail travel agency with offices from coast to coast. The company prides itself on providing attention to detail and expert advice to every customer. Every TravelOnly professional combines the latest technology with award-winning customer service. State of the art software and booking engines enable travel specialists to identify excellent values on all major wholesalers and consolidators. TravelOnly agents are experts in both group and individual packages. Programs ranging from destination weddings and honeymoons to corporate meetings, incentives and ship charters are handled courteously and professionally.
For more information or to book an interview with Gregory Luciani from TravelOnly, please contact Ian Elliott at Tel: 1-800-608-1117 ext 2014.