The Travel Boutique's owner, Anie Chevrier, recently represented her team of #TravelDesigners and attended a truly unique and "bucket list" type of experience onboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
The journey started in Vancouver at the Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver Station. A selection of juices and freshly brewed coffee are served while a pianist plays to the delight of the arriving guests. Before boarding, the ceremonial, "All Aboard" is annouced by a lucky couple to a chorus of bag pipers playing to the passengers.
While travelling we are treated to breakfast, lunch, snacks and alchoholic and non-alchoholic beverages while onboard the train. Guests in GoldLeaf Service are served in two seatings for breakfast and lunch. While the first half is being served in the lower-level dining room, beverages and light snacks are served to the other guests in the upper dome. Next stop, Kamloops.
Kamloops is located in the heart of the Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies. The name is derived from a Shuswap word meaning "meeting of the waters" because the city is nestled at a point in the valley where the North and South Thompson rivers meet.
All Rocky Mountaineer guests have a complimentary motorcoach transfer booked between the train station and hotel in Kamloops. A Rocky Mountaineer representative is available to provide details on our pickup time for the next morning.
The group checkin in the front lobby of our hotel was for 6:30am today as we boarded the train for Banff. The longest train ride of trip but surreal surroundings and memories to last a lifetime! Deer, Eagles, Moose and even a Grizzly Bear were sighted on this leg of the trip!
The town of Banff is named after Banffshire in Scotland, the birthplace of two major financiers of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Nestled into the Bow Valley corridor within Banff National Park, highlights include the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, bustling Banff Avenue, Bow River, the Sulphur Mountain Gondola and Bow Falls. Our experience took us to the National Park, Sulpher Mountain Gondola and wrapped up with a helicoptor sightseeing tour! An unimaginable day!!!
A motorcoach transfer took us from Banff to Calgary were we enjoyed some leasure time and an evening touring the city. What an experience aboard the Rocky Mountaineer!
We mingled and enjoyed the company of honeymooners, a family group celebratng a couple's 25th wedding anniversary and even a small corporate incentive group. Although a "bucket list" experience, Rocky Mountaineer can be customized to meet your wishes.
Stay tuned for news later in October or early November when three of the #TravelDesigners experience the brand new Nickelodeon Hotel Punta Cana by Karisma.
The Travel Boutique was unveiled and the team of #TravelDesigners hosted a consumer trade show while entertaining the 100+ guests, suppliers and media with presentations, drinks & hors d'oeuvres and prizes!
"The event was a success! Feedback from our guests and suppliers has been incredible and knowing that makes all the hard work feel so rewarding. 18+ months of tinkering with the idea, creating the image and checking off all the details along the way sets up our team for success!" Anie Chevrier - Owner/Travel Designer
"Thank you for all your support, loyalty and referrals. If it were not for our amazing clients we would not be here today! Thank you for trusting in us! Your Travel Is Our Passion!"
Anie Chevrier, Jamie Huot, Kerry Jesty, Nicole Francis, Debbie Simunic
#TravelDesigners #TheTravelBoutique #YourTravelOurPassion
Long Post Alert (but soooo many people to thank)…
After such a wonderful night filled laughter, food & drinks, a wealth of information and enjoying all our friendships I must take a moment to thank everyone involved in making the launch of The Travel Boutique a success!!!
To my team for being so supportive of the idea and for sharing in the successful launch, THANK YOU, The Travel Boutique with Kerry and The Travel Boutique with Nicole. Lets grow from this amazing experience to achieve all our goals!
To my family and friends who truly know the time and dedication I put forth into this business each day to ensure my clients have the time of their lives while on vacation, getting married, on a honeymoon or visiting Disney for the 1st or even 5th time! #YourTravelOurPassion Thank you for standing by me!
To all my amazing suppliers!!! Thank you for taking time out of your personal lives to treat my clients to an informative and inspiring event! I am one lucky#TravelDesigner to have suppliers like Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Rocky Mountaineer, Karisma Hotels, Playa Hotels & Resorts,Carnival Cruise Line, Air Transat, Sunwing Vacations, Air Canada Vacations, Hard Rock Hotels - All Inclusive Collection, Royal Caribbean International and Palace Resorts that I can call on to educate and inform my amazing clients! I am sooooo appreciative Mark Dzerowycz, Laurant Pinci,Alex Portman Karisma, Amanda Morris, Marilisa De Simone, Brian Joseph,Mary Santonato, Rod Hanna, Dave Wright, tyler mattioli, Sarah Smith,Stephanie McDonald and Diana Winters...THANK YOU!
I also want to give thanks to another inspiring agent and dear friend, Karen Gill. Thank you for keeping me in line, supporting my ideas and making me a stronger person! Thank you to Frank Zochil of IM STUDIOS for the amazing photography and videography work…a true talent! Thank you to Lisa Mercanti-Ladd for your unwavering support and generous donations on behalf of Southbrook Golf & Country Club. And thank you to Paul Palciauskas of Pauliegraphics! The creative man behind the logo and the creative banners & signage for the launch party! I am proud to know my image is a reflection of your hard work, so thank you!
And finally last but certainly not least, a HUGE THANK YOU to all my clients. If it were not for you and the trust that each of you have placed in me over the years, last night and the unveiling of #TheTravelBoutique would not have been possible! It is a pleasure knowing that when I work for my clients I am working for my friends! There is nothing more rewarding than a referral as it goes to show how much trust each of you have in my work. I take pride in each and every one of your vacations and treat them as if they were my own to ensure you have the experience you all deserve! #YourTravelOurPassion
On behalf of the entire team at The Travel Boutique, THANK YOU!
Sincerely Your #TravelDesigners
Anie, Jamie, Kerry, Nicole & Debbie