We are a team of travel lovers and travel experts.
we are gravitate
Travel that revolves around you
At Gravitate Travel, we have two pleasures in life. The first is travel. Ask us about where we’ve been and we can talk for hours. Ask us where we want to go next and our eyes light up. Together, we have a combined 78 years in the industry and even more years seeing the world firsthand.
Equal to travelling the world ourselves is our second pleasure: designing unforgettable travel experiences for our clients. Over the years, we’ve built amazing relationships with travel partners in every corner of the globe, including hotels, resorts, cruise lines, tour providers, and airlines.
Where our personal travel expertise is combined with the next-level services of our partners – that’s where the magic happens. With options for every budget, we’ll not only show you how to make dreams come true (sometimes there’s an alternative for the kind of experience you want to have) and open your mind to exciting new experiences.
This passioned and deep knowledge is what keeps clients returning to see us trip after trip. We have the connections and advice to make your travel much more personalized than what you can find yourself just clicking around online. When you join the Gravitate community, we get to know your style as a traveller—so we can think about you, too, when a great idea or deal comes along.
The Vision of Gravitate Travel is to be the premier agency in the region of Leeds Grenville & Ontario, specializing in catering to the discerning needs of clients seeking four-star and upper echelon travel experiences.
At Gravitate Travel, our vision is to deliver unparalleled travel experiences that surpass our clients’ expectations and enrich their lives. We prioritize our clients by tailoring every aspect of their journey to their unique needs and preferences. It’s not just about reaching the destination but also about the journey itself, which is why our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide a personalized, human touch that sets us apart.
We recognize that our mission extends beyond our clients to our team members. We firmly believe that happy and fulfilled employees lead to satisfied clients, and thus we are committed to fostering a positive and supportive work environment. We value diversity, inclusivity, and work-life balance, ensuring that every team member feels valued and respected. We invest in their growth and development, acknowledging their hard work and dedication through recognition and rewards.
In summary, our mission at Gravitate Travel revolves around delivering exceptional travel experiences that prioritize our clients, providing a human touch that sets us apart. We believe that by caring for our team, we can consistently deliver outstanding service to our clients.
Our Culture is….
Honesty – It creates a positive work environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and long-term success.
Ownership – Fostering a proactive and empowered team, where all team members take pride in their work, are committed to achieving results, and demonstrate a high level of dedication and engagement.
Communication – It enables efficient decision-making, builds trust, strengthens relationships, and promotes alignment towards shared goals.
Integrity – Fosters collaboration, aligns our team towards common goals, and enhances overall organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Community Involvement – Our Team demonstrates its commitment to social responsibility, builds a positive reputation, and fosters a sense of purpose and pride among the team and the community we live in.
Family – Our family-oriented company culture encourages collaboration, empathy, and a sense of belonging, leading to loyalty and productivity while maintaining a great work-life balance.
Attention to Detail – We value attention to detail as it promotes excellence, professionalism, and a commitment to exceeding customer expectations.
Diverse – We embrace and celebrating a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among our team which enhances decision-making our cultural education and promotes a stronger sense of belonging and collaboration.
Meet the Gravitate Team
We love to chat about our next vacation, but even more so, we love to get you talking about your next vacation.
Book a time to talk to a member of our team.
Total countries travelled: 36+
Years in the travel business: 25
Favourite destination(s): Austria & India
Coolest trip ever planned: For 2021, Canadian Arctic in July and Antarctica in December
Travel philosophy: Go with the flow
Travel advisor history: Senior Personal Experience Advisor for global firms to boutique travel planners offering arctic expeditions. Created custom tours and vacations in Europe, South America, Scandinavia, North America and beyond.
Ask him about: Working as a Cultural Ambassador at Walt Disney World at the start of his career
Favourite trip booked for a client: National Geographic & G Adventures Family Trip to Vietnam & Cambodia
Next bucket-list trip: Japan
Total countries travelled: 20
Years in the travel business: starting this exciting career
Favourite destination(s): Spain, Colombia, Argentina
Coolest trip ever planned: Sailing for 3 days “Los Roques Archipelago National Park” in the coast of Venezuela, where the coral reefs host some of the most beautiful underwater fauna and flora of the Caribbean.
Travel philosophy: Eat where the locals eat, you will get the real culture of the place you are visiting.
Travel advisor history: My passion is rooted since my childhood in Venezuela where I became a Diplomat to represent my country, this love of learning different cultures and languages made the travel industry an ideal outlet to further my knowledge and help others enjoy the beauties this world has to offer.
Ask her about: Road trip from Portugal to Seville to enjoy the night at a Spanish flamenco Show.
Next bucket-list trip: Peru
Martha Henderson, OLY
Total countries travelled: 40+
Years in the travel business: 4
Favourite destination(s): British Virgin Islands & Spain
Coolest trip ever planned: 50th birthday extravaganza to see the Northern Lights and chase Vikings in Norway
Travel philosophy: Never walk the same street twice
Travel advisor history: After 15 years in the tourism and sport industries, turned my passion for travel to help others explore and experience the world. With 4 years as a personal travel manager, I love working with families and friends to create bespoke experiences making memories to last a lifetime.
Ask her about: The journey to compete in the Beijing Olympics in sailing and the travels along the way!
Favourite trip booked for a client: Family heritage trip to Greece
Next bucket-list trip: South Africa
Total countries travelled: 7
Years in the travel business: 5
Favourite destination(s): Jamaica & Trinidad
Coolest trip ever planned: Canadian Arctic in July and Antarctica in December
Travel philosophy: Enjoy every moment and smile while you do it
Travel advisor history: Personal Travel Agent at boutique storefront agency for four years. Collaboration with large groups to deliver extraordinary group vacations for family/friends, Caribbean Carnivals and Destination Weddings.
Ask her about: Discovering Dubai in 5 days
Favourite trip booked for a client: 25th annual Essence festival in New Orleans
Next bucket-list trip: Spain
Total countries travelled: 8
Languages Spoken: English, French
Years in the travel business: 7
Favourite destination(s): Ireland and the Rocky Mountains
Coolest trip ever planned: A dual milestone birthday celebration at Mardi Gras.
Travel philosophy: Always bring an open mind and your sense of adventure.
Travel advisor history: With many years of customer service experience, I love helping others create memorable experiences with their loved ones.
Ask her about: Finding plant-based menus while travelling
Favourite trip booked for a client: A large family celebration in Mexico
Next bucket-list trip: Patagonia
Travel philosophy: Writing about the thrilling destinations around the world that excite him most.
Ask him about: His first travel story, “Urban Exotic: Mexico City,” for Arrival Magazine winning Best Feature Article (GOLD) at the Magnum Opus Awards in 2011
Total countries travelled: 18 and counting…
Languages spoken: English
Favourite destination(s): Scotland, Las Vegas and New Zealand
Coolest trip ever planned: New Zealand and Australia to visit family I’d never met before. The coolest part of this trip is that my cousin in New Zealand won the trip through a contest for Speight’s Beer and she chose me to be the recipient and they flew me from Canada to New Zealand!
Travel philosophy: When you travel, immerse yourself in the people, the culture and the history. You may even make a friend or two along the way!
Next bucket-list trip: Amalfi Coast, Italy
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