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Merit Travel Group & WaterAid Canada
transform lives for School Children in Ethiopia

Campaign raises over $125,000 for the Clean Water for Schools project.

TORONTO – February 21, 2017 – For three months, at the end of 2016, Merit Travel employees creatively worked together toward one common goal: raise funds to support WaterAid’s Clean Water for Schools project in Ethiopia. Employees across the company embraced the challenge, and their dedication resul …

Jason Merrithew Appointed President of Merit Travel Group’s Leisure Business

Merit Travel Group today announced that Jason Merrithew has been appointed President of the Group’s wholesale and specialty leisure travel business.

TORONTO – January 4, 2017 – Merit Travel Group today announced that Jason Merrithew has been appointed President of the Group’s wholesale and specialty leisure travel business. In his new role, Jason will oversee the Group’s flagship Merit Travel brand in addition to the operations of Travelcuts and …

Merit Travel Group Partnership Creates Platform for International Growth

• Agreement with Japan-based H.I.S. Co. Ltd. provides enhanced scale and scope for continued leadership
• Merit founder Michael Merrithew to oversee international acquisition and growth strategy

TORONTO – December 12, 2016 –Merit Travel Group today announced an investment agreement with H.I.S. Co. Ltd., a leading global travel services company based in Japan. The agreement will provide the company with a platform to grow its business internationally, and to compete and win in the evolving g …

New Booking Platform a win-win for Hotels and Merit Travel Consultants

Merit Travel’s new Agent desktop tool will increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

TORONTO – November 15, 2016 –While customers are scouring the online world for the best hotel deals, Merit Travel has found a way to make those deals easily accessible to their Travel Consultants. Through a new agent booking portal Merit Trip, developed by Digital Trip, Consultants will be able to a …

Merit Partners with WaterAid Canada for Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

Partnership aims at bringing clean water and sanitation facilities to schools across Ethiopia.

TORONTO – September 27, 2016 – In the fortunate position of operating a brand that sends Canadians all over the world, it is evident, every day, that travel can connect us with distant lands, as well as with people and issues. By establishing a formal corporate social responsibility program, the com …


Online travel specialist announces partnership with Olympic Boxer Mandy Bujold for 2nd annual travel documentary film fest

TORONTO – September 19, 2016 – It’s fight or flight, or maybe both! Travelcuts has announced that heavy hitter, Olympian Mandy Bujold will be joining the team, as part of this year’s TRAVELCUTS TRAVEL DOC FILM FEST. Fresh from the Rio 2016 Olympics, the ten-time national champion, has once again par …

9-time National Champion, Mandy Bujold and travelcuts Pair Up

Documenting her journey to the Olympic qualifiers, in pursuit of the Rio 2016 Olympics

TORONTO – JANUARY 19, 2016 – Travelcuts is announcing a new partnership with Mandy Bujold, Boxer for the Canadian National Team. This commitment will make travelcuts the travel partner for Mandy’s national and international competitions this year. The opportunity to be Mandy Bujold’s travel partner …

Merit Travel and ISIC Canada Introduce New Savings Partner

Merit Travel and The International Student Identity Card bring on Mirvish Productions—the newest way to save locally as a student!

TORONTO – October 13, 2015 – Travelers are consistently researching ways to stretch their dollar or budget effectively on their vacations. The International Student identity Card (ISIC), has always been a staple in student wallets for that reason—it’s the key to saving abroad. With its latest partne …