About Us

Specialists in the art of travel

Our Brands

 

Learn about our portfolio of trusted brands that cater to a variety of travel preferences.

Travel Affiliations

 

Discover our travel affiliations that allow perks and peace of mind you won’t find anywhere else.

 

Pursue your passion for travel and embark on a journey to broaden your career horizons.

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Talk to your travel expert! You can connect with us through social media, by email, or on the phone.

Planning your travel adventures with a YYZ Travel Group advisor unlocks a world of travel expertise, industry knowledge, global connections to amazing travel perks, and insider access to a select portfolio of the best brands in the business.

 

Founded in 1986, YYZ Travel Group is proud of its team of knowledgeable, well-travelled advisors and their commitment to ensuring your unparalleled experience every time you travel. We think of travel as an ‘art’ – and our role is to provide you successfully with artistic pleasure!

 

In 2008, YYZ Travel Group was invited to become a Virtuoso member, one of the world’s most prestigious luxury travel associations,
“by-invitation-only”. We are an award-winning agency with over 100 advisors speaking 30 different languages and have preferred status with the world’s most recognized travel brands such as Air Canada airlines, Four Seasons hotels, and many other suppliers.

 

Our services go beyond the status quo – personal attention to your travel needs starts by learning about your interests and unique travel style, continues as we build your perfect itinerary, and as you travel on your adventure, we stay with you the entire way until to your return. We have your back!

 

Our clients always come first. We have two main goals when advising, planning, booking, and monitoring your travels:

 

  1. Your 100% satisfaction with travel experiences; and
  2. Our lifelong valued relationship with you

 

 

Why YYZ Travel Group

 

Your key to travel like no other – a relationship with a travel advisor is about more than just a single transaction. It’s about providing a first-class product (travel experiences) and excellent service while building confidence and satisfaction with clients.

 

At YYZ Travel Group, our experienced team of over 100 travel experts puts your goals and dreams first. We monitor the travel business and keep in touch with our clients with the latest information—keeping abreast of travel trends, policy differences in different parts of the world, price specials to favorite destinations, preferred cruise line new itineraries to interesting ports, and other travel advisories of interest to specific clients.

 

We work with destination specialists, for tailored, in-depth itineraries, and luxury travel, keeping an eye out for your interests. We take care of every need—from the minute you contact us to when you return from your trip. We believe that the better we understand your travel style and needs (as they evolve), the better our relationship will flourish – get better with age – become magical!

 

As an award-winning company and a member of “by-invitation-only” Virtuoso, the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, we partner with over 1,800 of the world’s best companies, such as hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our advisors use their connections and firsthand expertise to craft custom-made trips for clients, including unique experiences, special values, complimentary perks, VIP treatment and rare access.

 

What sets us apart?

 

  • Access to the best luxury products, providing you with exclusive amenities, rare experiences, and privileged access
  • Pool of knowledgeable, well-travelled, specialized advisors that work for you all the way
  • Personalized planning – trips and experiences (and those unforgettable moments you didn’t even know were possible) tailored to your interests.
  • Travel perks—from hotel room upgrades to complimentary breakfasts and spa treatments, exclusive cruise excursions, and more.
  • VIP access around the globe – see the Sistine Chapel after hours, skip the lines at Angkor Wat, and explore the Galápagos Islands with a third-generation naturalist guide.
  • Insider knowledge – thanks to our advisors’ travels and personal relationships with partners worldwide, our travel advisors take trip recommendations well beyond the expected.
  • Peace of mind – leave the logistics to us; rely on your advisor for insight and support every step of the way. Last-minute cancellations, border closures, unexpected changes – travel advisors have you covered now more than ever.

 

 

OUR BRANDS

 

YYZ Travel Group is comprised of 4 business segments:

YYZ Travel is a full-service Virtuoso affiliated retail agency offering a spectrum of travel services ranging from leisure, business and group travel.

YYZ Travel Corporate provides business travel management to companies and organizations, including consolidated rates with over 150 airlines and over 70,000 preferred hotel agreements globally.

Aufgang Travel became part of YYZ Travel Group in 2004.  A full service agency founded in Toronto in 1949, Aufgang specializes in travel to Israel and the Middle East, as well as travel for special interest groups around the world. Aufgang`s team of Virtuoso advisors create unforgettable experiences for individuals, groups and organizations.

Canadian Gateway is a wholesale division of YYZ Travel Group specializing in air consolidation and travel to Russia and Eastern Europe. Canadian Gateway also promotes Canada as a tourist and business destination in Russia and other countries of the CIS, and serves as an official representative of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation.

 

 

OUR TRAVEL AFFILIATIONS

 

Virtuoso

 

In 2008, YYZ Travel Group was invited to become a member of Virtuoso, one of the world’s most prestigious travel associations. Only 12 agencies in Canada are part of this international network, and less than 1% of America’s agencies are accepted for membership in Virtuoso. These select agencies must meet Virtuoso’s criteria for extensive knowledge and wide-ranging experience on travel throughout the world.

 

 

 

JOIN OUR TEAM

 

Let your travel career take flight!

 

Under the YYZ Travel Group umbrella we have YYZ Travel – Corporate and Leisure Divisions, Aufgang Travel, Canadian Gateway and YYZ Travel @ Home.  Founded in 1986, YYZ Travel Group is one of the largest independent travel companies in Canada.  We staff over 100 remarkable people from diverse backgrounds. Our employees have always been our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. We offer many opportunities for employment, from full time salaried positions to self -employment options that give you the flexibility to work at home.

 

Employment Opportunities

 

YYZ Travel Group was founded in Toronto in 1986, and is one of the largest independent travel management companies in Canada. YYZ Travel Group is also a member of Virtuoso, an international network comprised of some the world’s finest travel agencies. Our team is comprised of over 100 remarkable people from various backgrounds. Collectively we speak over 20 different languages, and our diversity is perfectly suited to serving the travel needs of a multicultural city as large as the GTA.

 

Our business is growing again and YYZ Travel Group has an immediate opening in its Thornhill office for an experienced Leisure Travel Consultant.

 

Qualifications:

 

Minimum of 5 years of Leisure Travel experience (Virtuoso preferred)

Excellent customer service skills

Strong ability to multi task

Proficient with Sabre, ticketing and invoicing

Proficient in Client Base

Tico Certified

Microsoft Office skills

Excellent oral and written communication

Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist

 

The right candidate must be able to handle the day-to-day travel needs of leisure & high end clientele.

Office hours are Monday to Friday – 10:00am to 7:00pm.

You will be required to work various shifts within these times.

 

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter and resume to sheila@yyztravel.com.  We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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