John Kirk

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John Kirk is President and Editor-In-Chief of TravelPulse Canada, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has been in the Travel Industry for over 25 years, working in the Tour Operator, and Aviation space, with Porter Airlines, where he founded, and Thomas Cook North America as SVP E-Commerce & Retail Distribution. He was responsible for some of Canada’s legendary retail brands such as, The Last Minute Club, Bel Air Travel, Avion Travel, and Algonquin Travel, covering on-line, store front, and call centre, with annual retail sales in excess of over 500 million dollars generated by a retail sales force of over 350 Travel Advisors across Canada.

Latest Articles By John Kirk

  • Feb 12, 2019 6:18 AM ET

    1:2:1 with Playa's Amanda, Christian and Freddie

    TravelPulse Canada's EIC John Kirk went 1:2:1 with Amanda Morris, Eastern Canada BDM, Christian Roussin, BDM Quebec and Freddie Marsh, Western BDM for Playa Resorts and Hotels.

  • Jan 15, 2019 5:19 AM ET

    gallery icon Playa Spotlight Awards. The Winners Are!

    Top performing Agents from across Canada of Playa Resorts were on hand at Sanctuary CapCana in the Dominican Republic over the weekend for the third annual Spotlight Awards. Travel Pulse Canada was on hand as the exclusive Canadian Travel Trade media outlet to bring you full coverage of the event.

  • Jan 9, 2019 4:44 PM ET

    1-2-1: Barbados Top Brass Visit Toronto

    John Kirk our EIC, went 1-2-1 with Barbados Minister of Tourism and International Transport, the Honourable Kerrie Symmonds in this exclusive interview and spoke about all things Barbados.

  • Jan 7, 2019 8:15 PM ET

    The World’s Greatest Travel Influencer? You’ll Never Guess.

    Destinations and travel related brands scramble to keep up to speed with bloggers and influencers to ensure their brand's relevancy, as they should. They do whatever they must to ensure they continue to drive their individual brands in the marketplace.

  • Dec 17, 2018 11:34 AM ET

    Happy Holidays from the Travel Industry!

    Some of your favourite people in the travel industry are sending their best wishes for the season in our TravelPulse Canada holiday video. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday and a wonderful 2019!

  • Dec 10, 2018 7:23 AM ET

    Sunwing’s Andrew Dawson goes 1-2-1 Mobile in Daytona

    Watch and listen as Andrew gives an update and talks all things Daytona from the front seat of the Indy pace car at the infamous Daytona International Speedway.

  • Dec 6, 2018 3:21 AM ET

    We're at the Naming Ceremony for Celebrity Cruises

    TravelPulse Canada was on hand for the naming ceremony of the newest Celebrity Cruise lines.

  • Dec 4, 2018 6:03 PM ET

    Duncan Bureau 1-2-1 from the flight deck. Seriously.

    This episode of our 1-2-1 mobile interview with John Kirk comes with a twist. We jumped at the opportunity to speak with Air Canada Rouge, President, Duncan Bureau from the flight deck of a Boeing 767.

  • Dec 1, 2018 8:24 AM ET

    Mexico Tourist Board Office Closures?

    Rumours spread last week surrounding the potential closures of MTB locations globally.

  • Nov 29, 2018 9:01 AM ET

    Philip Rose to Exit Canada

    In this exclusive 1-2-1, in car interview, Jamaica Tourist Board, Canadian regional Director, Philip Rose, tells John Kirk, Travel Pulse Canada President, news of his departure from his post in Canada.