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Blowes Travel Wins National Award

Every day people across Southwestern Ontario are embarking on the adventure of their lives with the help of Stratford based CWT Blowes Travel & Cruise Centres Inc. In June, Blowes Travel was honoured to receive the ‘2018 CWT Canada Associate of the Year’ award in recognition of their 70 years of service.

It all began back on March 31, 1949, when Stan Blowes officially opened Blowes Travel. Barry (Sam) Blowes bought the business from his father in 1969 at which time Stan retired. Currently, Barry’s son Rob Blowes is the Vice President of the business. Rob says that in his years of service, he’s seen the industry change dramatically with hi-tech computer programs now helping people plan and book everything from international travel to integrating with credit card reward programs.

Rob and Sam Blowes
What hasn’t changed is the focus on people. “I am proud to have worked with so many excellent people over my 33 years in the travel business,” says Rob.

Rob and several staff members attended the ceremony to receive the ‘2018 Carlson Wagonlit Travel Canada Associate of the Year’ award. The ceremony marks the second time Blowes Travel has been recognized as a national leader in the travel business, first winning the award in 2009.

“It’s an honour to be recognized as CWT’s Associate of the Year 2018 for Canada. The biggest attribute of this is staff commitment to customer service at all our offices,” says Rob.

The Southwestern Ontario travel agency is a full-service travel provider offering guided tours, incredible cruises, exotic land tours, travel insurance, custom vacations, and exceptional personalized service at their Stratford head office and their five other area locations with 29 employees.

“For the future, our main aim is to continue to grow Blowes Travel and we are continuously forming new partnerships and be the leading edge of the travel industry,” said Barry (Sam) Blowes, President of Blowes Travel & Cruise Centres Inc.

Save on Sunshine with Holland America Line

One of the many travel partnerships Blowes Travel works with is Holland America Line. Currently, they are featuring a “Save on Sunshine” promotion for cruises this fall through the winter/spring 2020 cruise season.


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Holland America Line is offering up to 50% off, and when you book a suite you will receive a ‘premium internet package.’ If you book by August 15, 2019, you also receive an onboard credit.

Earn and receive up to 2x the RBC Rewards points when you book using your RBC Rewards Visa card on select sailings. And as a member agency of the Virtuoso travel organization, Blowes Travel clients benefit from added value on Holland America Line.

A Blowes Travel advisor in your area can provide the details as well as the terms and conditions of this special offer when you book between August 1 through to September 30, 2019.

Blowes Travel advisors can sell tickets for rail, air, cruise and travel partners, and their customers benefit from greater choices of destinations.

Watch for future news and announcements from this award winning travel agency.

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Blowes Travel Wins National Award

Keith Tomasek
1 August 2019
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