The Return Of Travel - On Demand Replay - CARP
The Return of Travel ✈️ On Demand
The Return of Travel Explained

Travel is back!

And with it, a lot of excitement and anticipation...but also, a host of questions.
Get your answers and more here:


Visit the Breakout Rooms to Connect with the Experts HERE. Our experts were live on Sept. 9th! If you missed them, you can still request to connect with them, until Sept.24th.


Top Travel Trends & Hot Destinations

Travel: What's The Next Step?

Q&A with

Vivian Vassos

Executive Editor, ZOOMER Magazine and

The Future Of International Travel, Guided Travel & Booking Flexibility

Q&A with


Vice President, Collette Canada

Hot Destination: Ireland

Q&A with


Market Manager for Canada, Tourism Ireland

Hot Destination: Spain

Q&A with

Bárbara Couto

Director, Tourist Office of Spain in Canada


Having A Travel Safety Net

If You’re Planning To Travel… Travel Insurance Is A Must


Travel Insurance Partner, The McLennan Group Life Insurance Inc.

C.A.R.P. Member Questions About Covid-19 & Insurance Coverage


COO & Chief Policy Officer, C.A.R.P.

Q&A with Umesh Manani


New Ways To Cruise

River Cruising

Q&A with


Business Development Manager, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Super Yacht Cruising

Q&A with


Business Development Manager, Emerald Cruises


Travel Insurance for C.A.R.P. Members
Tourism Ireland
Tourism Spain


Emerald Cruises
Scenic Cruises


Zoomer Magazine
The New Classical FM
Zoomer Radio


Natasha Raey

Natasha Raey is a serial entrepreneur and consultant whose current work is focused on the health care, cannabis, and wellness industries. Natasha has managed the planning and development of large-scale health centers in both Vancouver and Toronto. Her work currently includes strategizing with her regional Health Authority in B.C., at the local community level, to implement a number of COVID-19-related initiatives.

In 2017, she opened Cadence Health Centre, a team-based multidisciplinary health centre and pharmacy in downtown Toronto. In 2014, she co-founded SheTalks Global, an annual speaker series and conference showcasing influential women in diverse fields. In 2020, Natasha founded Skye Cannabis Co., a retail cannabis store based in British Columbia. Most recently, in 2019, Natasha founded Bloom & Elix, an enterprise developing wellness and brain health supplements for women. She also serves as an independent business, marketing, and public relations consultant for a number of social enterprises, public institutions, and non-government organizations. Ms. Raey holds a Masters of health administration from The University of British Columbia, and a BSc, molecular biology and biochemistry (honours), from Simon Fraser University.


Bill VanGorder

COO & Chief Policy Officer, C.A.R.P.

Bill VanGorder is Chief Policy Officer and Chief Operating Officer for C.A.R.P. — A New Vision of Aging for Canada and was the Founding Chair of (2007) of the C.A.R.P. Nova Scotia Chapter. He is the immediate Past Chair of the Nova Scotia Advisory Committee on Seniors’ Issues to the Provincial Government (The Group of Nine) on which he has served for the past 12 years;

Chair of the Serving Seniors Alliance Cooperative and longtime Board Member of the Theatre Arts Guild. From 1991 to 2007, Bill was the President and CEO of The Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Previously he spent 28 years with the YMCA, for the final 12 years as the Atlantic Area Director for the YMCA.

Bill is a graduate of Sir Wilfred Laurier University with a degree in Politics & Public Administration and is both a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE ).

Bill and his wife Esther live in Halifax Nova Scotia. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. And they have two cats Calli and Skye who run the house.

Vivian Vassos

Executive Editor, ZOOMER Magazine and

Vivian Vassos has been a prominent editor in the Canadian publishing landscape for more than two decades. Currently the Executive Editor at ZOOMER magazine she has been part of the award-winning staff since its launch in October of 2008.

Having held many roles with high profile publications, Vivian has lead various teams – including more than a decade with FLARE Magazine as its executive editor where she spear-headed coverage in fashion, beauty and entertainment. As the creative lead on special interest publications, she helmed their first-ever sister publication, FLARE Pregnancy.

Prior to ZOOMER she was the Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Scoop and was also a Contributing Editor of Gardening Life.

At ZOOMER and, Vivian oversees a multi-platform suite of editorial including print, digital and social media. As the magazines resident travel specialist she frequently visits and reports from destinations around the world and curates itineraries for the Zooming: Travel Hub.

Ron Lonsdale

Vice President, Collette Canada

Ron Lonsdale is the Vice President of Collette Canada and has been proudly representing Collette for 26 years. He is very fortunate and blessed to have experienced 6 continents and over 70 countries. Happily married to JoAnne for 22 years, they have two teenage boys, Carter, 20 and Cole, 17.

Fun Fact: Prior to joining the travel industry, Ron played professional hockey in Europe. “Living the Dream.”


Travel Insurance Partner, The McLennan Group Life Insurance Inc.

The McLennan Group’s trusted program partner brokerage CanAm Insurance specialize in travel insurance management. Umesh Manani joined the company in November 2016 and integrated quickly into their team of specialists with his engaging approach and genuine/contagious enthusiasm for the unique work that CanAm does. Umesh draws upon over 11 years of sales, operations, and client management experience to help develop new products and services that will keep the minds of CARP members and all 50-plus travellers at ease in these uncertain times. 

Sandra Moffatt

Manager, Canada at Tourism Ireland

Born and raised in Dublin Ireland, Sandra has worked in the travel and tourism industry from the very beginning of her career, embracing experiences across Europe and Asia before ultimately making the move to Toronto in 2015. As much as she enjoys living in Canada, she is incredibly proud and passionate about all things Irish and joined Tourism Ireland in 2018. As Market Manager for Canada, Sandra now leads the team across all advertising, media and publicity initiatives to restore visitor growth from Canada to Ireland and is excited to share what’s waiting for Canadian travellers on the Emerald Isle now that international travel has resumed.

Bárbara Couto

Director, Tourist Office of Spain in Canada

Bárbara Couto is the Director of the Tourist Office of Spain in Canada. She has spent most of her professional career working for the Spanish Tourist Board (Tourspain), where she has held different management and executive positions, including those of Deputy General Director for Economic and Administrative Management, Head of Cultural Tourism and Marketing Content and Deputy Director of the Tourist Office of Spain in Paris. Barbara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Diploma in Professional Marketing, and she is specialized in International Relations and Digital Marketing.

Jared Gelfand

Business Development Manager,

Emerald Cruises

Jared Gelfand grew up in Ottawa but now resides in Oakville, Ontario. Jared has been in the travel industry since 2013 and has visited over 50 countries and five continents.  He loves to travel and enjoys experiencing different cuisines and cultures. Outside of travel, Jared is an avid sports fan; he enjoys reading books and watching documentaries.  

Tracy Daniels

Business Development Manager, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours

Tracy Daniels is a BDM working with our travel advisors in Eastern Ontario, Quebec & Eastern Canada for the past two years. She has been in the travel & hospitality industry for over 20 years and loves to cruise! One of her favorite river cruises was on a magical Christmas Market cruise along the Rhine River.

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Sept 30th at 11am ET
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