Testimonials

We have been organizing, designing and managing travel groups for many years. We work closely with our group leaders to ensure the most successful and rewarding trip. Listen to what some of group leaders say about us…..

I just want to say THANK YOU!! We had SUCH a GREAT time, it's hard to Put into words. We all experienced so much during this trip, it's really hard to express all that it meant to us in just a few lines. Days were filled with labs, movies, trips to beaches to examine either different seaweeds or sea creatures. We did crafts, hikes, and attended lectures. The whole overall trip was just remarkable! So, thank you so much for your part, Karen, in bringing this amazing experience to life! You have been such a pleasure to work with and plan with. I can't say enough what a great job you've done in making this all so easy for me.

Donna Stephenson
Bannerman Jr. High School

I am continually impressed with the personable service that Merit Group Travel provides. It is second to none! We receive regular feedback on all of our trip developments with a conscientious approach to meeting our school's specific needs. Furthermore, with schools operating on a tighter budget, Merit Group Travel makes every possible effort to keep the trips within or below our budget without compromising their services.

Mr. Dave Noseworthy
Principal
Springbank Community High School

"Merit Group Travel has provided us with the best possible price, the most reasonable and safe accommodation for our students. The staff is friendly, efficient and professional in their handling of all the special requirements of all programs."

Lois Kokoski
Program Director
Educational Travel Study Program

Merit Group Travel have provided us a wide range of services from booking airline tickets, either group or individual, to full package programs that have included all accommodations, land transportation, meals as appropriate and guide services. The level of assistance we require is dependent upon the type of program that is being offered. Over the last several years we have typically offered up to 23 programs per year and the Merit Group Travel group department has done most of our arrangements. We find the staff in the group department to be knowledgeable about our destinations and travel needs and dedicated to ensuring our program needs are met appropriately.

Catherine Fisher
Manager - Group Study Programs
University of Calgary
Centre for International Students and Study Abroad

Fine Arts at Grande Prairie Regional College has worked with Merit Group Travel for nearly 20 years to provide exciting learning opportunities in Europe. Our Study-Abroad program owes much of its success to the expert assistance of Mary Anne Hart and Karen Ryks (also Kathy Gunderson for many years) They have provided us with friendly, reliable and competitive service year after year. I have found you to be efficient, creative, and unselfish with your time; our working relationship has always been special. Thank you Merit Group Travel.

Lane Borstad
Chairperson - Fine Arts
Grande Prairie Regional College

This is a very fun program. The program director is very, very good. I would recommend this program to anyone who likes to be outdoors and likes physical activity, sunshine and beautiful water. Odyssey works very hard to give a good program. I'll remember this trip for a long time. This is a very desirable program.

C. Coppock
Elderhostel

I just wanted to thank you all for arranging an unforgettable holiday for us. You came up trumps at the very beginning and got us to New York in spite of the ice storm. We really enjoyed the whole thing and the accommodations were first class.

B. Jeffery
African Dream

We really enjoyed the trip to France and Belguim. Accommodation and food was great, I only wish it had lasted longer. Thank you for making this happen.

E. Holmes
Princess of Wales Own Regiment