Longtime ACTA member and the organization’s current vice president of advocacy and member relations Heather Craig-Peddie is retiring on July 16, ACTA announced this week.
Craig-Peddie has served ACTA and the Canadian travel trade for over two decades, including as a member of the World Travel Agency Alliance Association’s (WTAAA) Global Air Matters Committee, where she represented the Canadian travel trade at Global IATA meetings.
“The past 15 months have been particularly challenging for travel agencies and travel agents, and Heather has worked tirelessly with government officials on securing the highest amount of aid possible for our members and advocating for the safe reopening Canadian borders and easing of travel restrictions,” said Wendy Paradis, ACTA president.
“Heather is a valued team member of ACTA and always brings a ‘we can do this' attitude to every initiative she tackles. Although we will miss seeing her virtually every day, we wish Heather a wonderful retirement!”
While Craig-Peddle will be available to ACTA members through July 15, ACTA this week also announced a new team member.
Avery Campbell, who has worked in travel for more than five years including with Awarding Canada and McCord Travel, is joining ACTA’s advocacy team. Campbell most recently served as Public Affairs Manager at the Canola Council of Canada and has a law degree specializing in International Business Law, and a Graduate Certificate in Air & Space Law.
“Between Avery’s business experience and education background, we are confident that he will make a tremendous contribution to ACTA and the Canadian retail travel industry,” said Paradis.