The Road Explorer - Summer 2010 - (Page 6)

Explorer ROAD Editor Ann Fairley Publisher Robert Phillips Naylor Editor Leslee Masters Project Manager Kim Davies Publication Director Meaghen Foden Marketing Associate Holly Straut Sales Representatives Maria Antonation, Bill Biber, Angela Caroyannis, Candace Dyck, Tracy Goltsman, Kathryn Hillgardner, Cheryll Oland, Norma Walchuk Layout & Design Kayti Taylor Advertising Art Elaine Connell The Road Explorer is published three times per year by the industryvoice by Ann Fairley Building Tours with Association Members? W Naylor (Canada), Inc. 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 2001 Toronto, ON M4W 3E2 Tel.: (416) 961-4384 Fax: (416) 924-4408 for the Ontario Motor Coach Association 555 Burnhamthorpe Road, Suite 505 Etobicoke, ON M9C2Y3 Tel.: (416) 229-6622 Fax: (416) 229-6281 © 2010 Ontario Motor Coach Association. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Association. The Ontario Motor Coach Association (OMCA) 555 Burnhamthorpe Road Suite 505 Etobicoke, ON M9C2Y3 Tel: (416) 229-6622 Fax: (416) 229-6281 MCC Calgary Office 1439 Renfrew Dr., NE Calgary, AB T2E 5J4 Tel: (403) 210-1054 MCC Toronto Office 555 Burnhamthorpe Road Suite 505 Etobicoke, ON M9C2Y3 Tel: (416) 229-9305 Fax: (416) 229-6281 MCC Fredericton Office 11 Tapley court Fredericton, NB E3A 5B6 Tel: (506) 451-6400 hen you are deciding where to plan your next tour do you look to OMCA members first? Are you using all the resources available to you from your associations? GroupConnect is making it even easier to use OMCA members when you plan your tours. One of the benefits of membership for suppliers is that OMCA encourages tour operators to choose members when they are selecting suppliers to assist them with their tours. Members have made a commitment to tour operators by being a part of the association. Now with GroupConnect it is easier than ever to select member suppliers FIRST. GroupConnect is a free membership benefit for all ABA & OMCA tour and motor coach operators. With the GroupConnect Mapping & Routing System, you will be able to view all association members along a specific route or destination. Need a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee? Zoom in and click on Food Service Providers to view your choices. You then have the opportunity to send a Quick Quote request to those selected restaurants, all within a few clicks of the mouse. Other categories include accommodations, attractions, festivals and events, receptives, retail outlets and schedule transportation. GroupConnect offers live demonstrations on a regular basis that will help you see how it can make planning tours easier. Members of the associations are the owners of GroupConnect, and its success will be based on members using the system. Therefore, we encourage all members to go into GroupConnect to see how easy it can make planning tours and promoting to tour operators from the supplier side. As the industry changes and reacts to a different economic climate and world events, it is vital that members support other members to ensure the viability of the organizations that represent the best interests of the industry. A stronger network of operators and suppliers benefits both sides of the equation, giving operators new ideas and suppliers new business. Together we are stronger and better able to weather any storm! ■ PUBLISHED JUNE 2010/OMC-T0210/4205 CANADIAN PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT #40064978 The Road Explorer 6 Summer 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Road Explorer - Summer 2010

The Road Explorer - Summer 2010
Industry Voice
Issues Update
The Road to Gold
Vancouver: The City that Reviews Itself
The Road to Wonder - Niagra Falls
Seaside Rendezvous
Jonview Canada Takes You There
List of Advertisers

The Road Explorer - Summer 2010