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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 Exclusive Tours. He will also leverage Merit’s recent partnership with H.I.S. Travel of Japan to significantly grow the leisure travel business in Canada and lead the international expansion of all three leisure travel brands.

A graduate of Queen’s University, Jason was elected in 2015 to the Executive Management Board of the Amsterdam-based WYSE Travel Confederation. He has served as an advisor to several industry associations and has spoken extensively on the continued evolution of the travel industry and the critical role that Travel Consultants play for millennial travelers.

 

About Merit Travel Group

Canadian owned and operated, Merit Travel Group is a specialty travel company established in 1991 by Michael Merrithew and Louise de Grandpré. Since 1991, Merit has grown to become an industry leader and one of the largest independent travel companies in Canada. Merit’s 420 travel professionals located in offices across the country provide advice and services to more than 350,000 Canadian travellers every year. Merit Travel Group and its unique specialty brands including Merit Travel, Travelcuts, MeritBiz, Merit Loyalty and Exclusive Tours are jointly owned by the Merrithew Family and Tokyo-based, H.I.S. Co. Ltd., one of the largest global travel networks in the world.

 
For Merit Travel:

Jeff Roman
Broad Reach Communications
416-346-5157
jroman@broadreachcommunications.com