Vice President, WD World Travel
As one of the founders of WD World Travel in 1992, Greg Wittig wanted to create a travel company that matched a passion for travel and adventure with a commitment to personal service. Now that WD Travel recently earned Air Canada’s Circle of Excellence Award - one of many accolades the company has received over the years – Greg takes pride in his team’s dedication to the company’s founding principles. “Service, experience and passion matter more than ever in the travel business,” says Greg. “The travel industry is more and more complex but we work hard to help our clients get the best out of their travel experiences.”
Having travelled extensively throughout the Middle East in his early years before undertaking a 35 year career in the airline industry, Greg knows that a positive travel experience can be life-changing but involves many important links in the chain. “Believe me, when I was stuck in an airport in Riyadh or Cairo, I could have used an effective agent to get me unstuck. I know what it’s like to be frustrated by travel complications,” Greg says. “WD Travel is committed to ensuring that our clients travel plans are seamless, cost-effective and enjoyable.” Building strong, personable client relationships are core to his success in the industry.
After leading WD World Travel forward for the last 25 years, Greg is now focused on building the company to handle the travel opportunities of the future. “Technology will keep changing the industry but the value of personal service will never diminish. It’s people who travel, not computers. So I’m proud that WD World Travel is still finding new ways to improve the travel experience of the people who work/book/partner with us.”