Bernard Gendron

Bernard Gendron started his venture in the travel business at the early age of 14. His passion for ski led him to organise ski trips for himself and his friends. At the time, he launched a ski club called Skipic, recruiting members in regional high schools and Cegeps. At the beginning, Bernard Gendron’s favourite destinations were Quebec ski stations and those of New York State. Later he led his fellow skiers to Western Canada, Europe and Utah, which has since become his lucky destination. Today, he is president of the most important ski, golf and bike tour operator in Quebec. His secret? Well-designed products, new markets, sound finances and plenty of innovative ideas.

 

The Agency

In 1982, as the Ski Club was expanding and the trips were getting more complex, Bernard applies for a permit and opens his travel agency. He first runs the whole operation by himself, and then starts surrounding himself with a team of qualified personnel that has now grown to more than 50 employees.

By the end of the 80’s, interest from his loyal customers were shifting to golf. Bernard quickly responds and introduces a golf program in Arizona and South Carolina. With its impeccable service, Gendron Travel even makes tee-time reservations according to the customer’s specifications. With time, the golf program expands and new destinations were added.

 

About our Ski department

For more than twenty years, Gendron Travel has built a solid reputation for excellence in the organization of ski trips to Canada, United States and European destinations. Furthermore, as both a wholesaler and a retailer, Gendron Travel can offer you the best quality vs price packages for all your ski vacations.

The small team of highly certified individuals has become, over the years, one the biggest tour operators in the ski market. Our fast growth has brought new specialists to our team, thus allowing us to perfect the quality of our service. Ski is no secret for our representatives who will put all of their knowledge into your service to make your experience an unforgettable one.

Gendron Travel offers individual or group ski packages, along with more specific products such as heli-ski, snow cat or ski safari. We offer you the possibility of planning your vacation on your schedule, on regular scheduled flights and at competitive prices. With Gendron Travel, you are not restricted to charter flights and their restrained schedule. Since we use regular scheduled flights, you can choose your date of departure and return as their daily schedule offers you several flights from most Canadian cities. In addition, we will preselect your seat at no extra charge!

 

Destinations

For sports lovers, Gendron Travel now offers the following GOLF destinations:

In United States
• Arizona with Tucson, Scottsdale and Phoenix
• California with San Diego
• Florida with Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Port Ste. Lucie and Fort Lauderdale
• Hilton Head
• Charleston
• Myrtle Beach
• Palm Springs
• Hawaii
• Las Vegas, Mesquite and St. George
• New Orleans, Louisiana
• Biloxi, Mississippi

In Mexico and the Caribbean
• Bahamas
• Dominican Republic with Punta Cana, La Romana (Casa de Campo) and Puerto Plata (Playa Grande)
• Jamaica
• Mexico with Mayan Riviera, Ixtapa, Cancún, Los Cabos, Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta
• Turks & Caicos Islands
• Ste. Croix
• Ste. Lucie
• St. Thomas
• Barbados
• Puerto Rico
• Aruba

In Europe and Africa
• Morocco with Marrakech and Agadir
• Spain
• Portugal

In Canada
• Prince Edward Island
• Mont Tremblant

 

Plus !

  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Thailand

 

GENDRONSKI puts an accent on:

Canada
• Tremblant, Mont Ste-Anne, Sutton, Les Chic-Chocs, Mont Grand-Fonds and Le Massif in Quebec
• Banff, Jasper and Canmore, Alberta
• Panorama, Fernie, Red Mountain, Kicking Horse, Big White, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Silver Star, Whitewater and Revelstoke in British Columbia

United States
• New England with Stowe and Jay Peak

•  Vermont : Killington and QBurke
• Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah
• Jackson Hole, Wyoming
• Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek and Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado
• Alaska

Europe
• Trois-Vallées (Brides les Bains, Les Menuires, Val Thorens, Méribel) Chamonix, Val d’Isère, Tignes, La Plagne, La Grave, La Haute Route and Les Arcs in France
• Zermatt and Verbier in Switzerland
• Innsbruck, Lech, St. Anton and Kitzbuel in Austria

South America
• Chile, where you can ski during summer

Asia :

•Niseko

•Hakuba Valley

 

Gendron Travel has also developed a hiking program in the American national parks, as well as road or mountain bike and outdoor activities packages in the United States and all around the world. You can now cycle in Whistler, Vancouver, Victoria, Okanagan Valley in Canada, in Tucson, Moab, San Francisco and the West Coast, Boston and New York in United States or even in Mallorca, Spain, in Holland or in France.

Other than our sports programs, we also offer packages to Las Vegas, Nevada with a special accent on the Cirque du Soleil, a production originally from Quebec. Show tickets can be purchased through Gendron Travel when you make your hotel reservation. We now also sell Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show tickets. Customers can also combine their Las Vegas Package with an optional National Parks stay to see some of the most impressive natural wonders in the world!

CARIBBEAN AND MEXICO: A PROGRAM BASED ON FLEXIBILITY

In 1996, Gendron Travel launches a timely product. For long, business customers and inveterate travellers had been asking for more personalised trips, and expressed their desire to leave for variable periods of time. Our customers get the opportunity to go on vacation according to their own schedule. With Gendron Travel, you can say goodbye to chartered flights that only leave once a week. With its Caribbean and Mexico program, Gendron Travel lets you choose the departure and return dates, and the length of the trip, from 3 to 30 days. This flexibility is possible thanks to agreements signed with AmericanAirlines®, Air Canada and Westjet. These packages are offered at prices competitive with those of chartered flights. Travel with these airlines permits you to accumulate points and the delays are almost inexistent.

Caribbean/Mexican destinations offered by Gendron Travel are:

• Antigua
• Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Cozumel and Los Cabos (Mexico)
• St.Martin / St. Maarten
• Aruba
• Jamaica
• St. Croix
• Bahamas
• Puerto Rico
• St. Thomas
• Barbados
• Dominican Republic
• Turks and Caicos
• Curacao
• Hawaii

 

Airline Companies

Gendron Travel has agreements with different regular airlines, which allow us to provide you the flexibility that you need concerning our specialized destinations. For Caribbean and Mexican destinations, you have the choice between WestJet, Air Canada and American Airlines. For the United States: WestJet, Air Canada, American Airlines and United Airlines. For destinations in Europe, in Africa and in Middle-East: Air Canada, Swiss or Royal Air Maroc. The Canada: WestJet, Air Canada and Porter.

 

Connecting Flights

Most of our destinations are offered with Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto departures without additional fees. Customers who prefer flying out of other Quebec and Ontario airports may purchase an add-on flight at a preferred rate.

 

Internet

This year, Gendron Travel intends to develop the multimedia side of the enterprise. With the keen interest of people in Internet, Gendron Travel’s goal is to improve the existing site and develop new opportunities for people to create their dream vacation. You may learn more about Gendron Travel’s destinations, hotels and packages by visiting our web site at www.gendrontravel.com or by finding us on Facebook and Twitter.