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Allison Silvaggio, CTC | Travel Consultant

Who is Allison:

Allison has been in the travel industry since 1997, and employed with Great Canadian Travel for the past 15 years. After graduating from the Travel Program at Success Compu-College she spent a year working & travelling abroad in Australia.  She was employed at SeaWorld, and was known as the ‘Canuck’ at the Italian Restaurant she worked at on the Gold Coast.

She has a passion for designing itineraries for Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.  And, specializes in expedition cruising in the Arctic, North Atlantic and Antarctica. Allison has travelled to some of the remote communities in Arctic Canada and has a love for selling travel within this amazing country, including the Yukon, NWT, and Nunavut.

Allison has just celebrated her 15 year anniversary with her husband Mark, and they share two very energetic and creative sons, Nicholas and Liam.

Together, they enjoy travelling, spending time at their cabin, along with activities such as tennis and golf.

What are Allison’s TOP 5 travel experiences:

  • Experiencing culture, history and wildlife during the Northwest Passage from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Kugluktuk, Arctic Canada
  • Snowshoeing in Antarctica
  • Kayaking with the Beluga Whales in Churchill, MB
  • 8km hike from Tjornuvik to Saksun in the amazing Faroe Islands
  • Camping safari in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe

What is Allison’s closing comment?
Wherever your travels may take you, always remember to take that moment to pause, breathe and take it all in. Plus, try one of the local beers!

New from Allison Silvaggio, CTC

Transformative Travel

July 25, 2019 | Allison Silvaggio

One of the best parts of my day is learning where clients want to travel, and what piqued their interest in a certain destination. It is becoming more popular for clients to choose a destination or experience that will inspire them in some way.

Experiential travel is where people focus on experiencing a country by actively engaging with its history, people, culture, and environment. Sailing the North West Passage and learning the history of the Franklin Expedition, or engaging in a culinary experience in Italy.

   

Transformative travel is when you travel with intention, openness and mindfulness.  Engaging in a challenging physical or cultural experience. Finding tranquility at a yoga retreat in India, or visiting with the Elders in Arctic Canada to learn their history.

Arctic Canada Inuit Elders

Whatever piques your interest, contact The Great Canadian Travel Group and let us plan “your best days ever!”