Saturday,  February 4, 2023  4:25 am

"It felt right." Heidi Schnitker returns to Insight & Luxury Gold

"It felt right." Heidi Schnitker returns to Insight & Luxury Gold
Christine Hogg

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Heidi Schnitker has returned to Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, as the sales manager for Southwestern Ontario.

Schnitker previously worked for Insight Vacations in her long-term role as sales manager for Southwestern Ontario from 2008 until 2015, and she brings more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry to the role.

A homecoming moment

Speaking with PAX this morning, Schnitker says returning to Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold just "felt right."

"I previously worked for Insight for seven years, and I have worked in  many aspects of the industry, but I'm looking forward to coming back to a company that knows how to represent their brand and also sells an incredibly good product that I feel proud to represent and sell," Schnitker told PAX

"I'm excited to get back into the role, and really start to redevelop relationships with the company in Southwestern Ontario, because there's a ton of opportunity there."

Schnitker's Southwestern Ontario territory includes Mississauga down to Windsor, up through owen Sound, and down to Niagara Falls. She encourages agents to get in touch with her any time, and welcomes phone calls and emails.

"Agents can always contact me, and if they need me in the office I can always work around my schedule to visit," Schnitker said.

Developing business in Southwestern Ontario

Schnitker will continue to focus on business development in Southwestern Ontario by developing and implementing sales and marketing plans, fostering group business, as well as building new and strengthening existing relationships with loyal Travel Advisors. During her time away from The Travel Corporation, Schnitker worked at Goway as a Europe Specialist, assembling Fully Independent Travel packages, Air Canada Vacations as a business development manager and JacTravel, where she served as the business development manager for Canada.

“It’s so great to be back, it feels like I’m home again,” said Schnitker. “I look forward to working with our Travel Advisor partners and offering my best support across the enhanced, premium Insight Experiences and exclusive luxury opportunities that Luxury Gold offers. We have unique, remarkable journeys that I hope everyone has a chance to experience at least once in their life.”

Carla Brake, vice president of sales, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, added:

“Heidi has a special way of understanding the specific needs and crucial strategies to increase revenues that our partners have told us are important to grow their businesses. Heidi is warmly regarded by our agency partners and we look forward to a renewed vitality in business development from her region.”

Currently, Schnitker will be focusing on promoting Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold's Early Payment Discount: from now until the end of January, agents can offer their clients a 10 per cent discount on select journeys through Insight Vacations or Luxury Gold. Schnitker recommends the earlier the booking is made the better, as 2019 promises to be a busy and successful year, with many Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold tours already filling up fast. 

Schnitker can be reached at or via telephone at (416) 322-8468 Ext. 849 7725.