Lush Life Travel named “Best in Ottawa”

This week, I was surprised by an honour. I was named “Best in Ottawa” as the “Top Travel Agency in Ottawa.” See

The award/ selection process noted:

As an affiliate of Vision Travel Solutions, Lush Life Travel has its own offices in Ottawa instead of Toronto. It’s headed by Sheila Gallant-Halloran whose passion for an organized and satisfying travel itinerary shows in both her client feedback and how she explains her process.

She believes that luxury is “not about what you have, but what you don’t have to worry about”. Her agency’s main objective is for her clients to both explore and travel sustainably.

To truly customize a travel plan, Lush Life Travel first schedules clients for a consultation call to understand their wheres, whys, hows, whens, and whats. After giving recommendations and doing the reservation process, Sheila and her team will continue to work behind the scenes as the client undergoes their travel itinerary.

This kind of collaborative travel process is what adds value to the typical travel agency services we’ve come to expect. It cycles from travel preferences and providing quiet support while the client’s vacation is underway, to getting feedback for an even more improved future travel experience.

And the reviewer quoted several of my client reviews, as well as my expertise in giving:

  • Complimentary consultation
  • Collaborative travel planning
  • Step-by-step travel itinerary support

So, when we plan your next holiday, you’ll know that you’re working with the best in Ottawa!

It’s nice to receive such an honour, especially as we climb out of the pandemic, and what has really been a catastrophic time in the travel industry. These past 18 months have been brutal. And, any travel advisor who has survived and thrived during this time has to really be among the best at what they do. But to get the honour of an organization in my city recognizing me is extra sweet.

I attended ACTA’s virtual travel industry this week. Hundreds of travel advisors and partners from across Canada were networking and learning how to climb out of our circumstances, and prepare for this “race for space” that is now beginning, as all the pent up demand for travel begins to break out. The Association of Canadian Travel Advisors gave us a great platform to connect, share stories, and strategies for moving forward. And I reconnected with many travel supplier partners.

So, if you’re looking to travel in the near future – either domestically (and check out my hotel of the week, Shangri La Toronto) or internationally (maybe Greece interests you), please let me know.