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Travel Marketing Experts Inc. (TME) is a Canadian owned and operated company located in Canada's financial capital, Toronto. The bustling city is home to more than 5 million people and is a quick one hour flight to the major U.S. travel markets of New York and Chicago. Toronto also boasts the majority of Canadian wholesalers, agency chains/consortia, airlines, corporate planners and incentive houses.

TME and its dedicated team of tourism marketing and public relations professionals offers clients one-stop solutions for a variety of services including sales calls, conducting educational presentations, product training, media/trade fam co-ordination and escorting, organizing special events, exhibiting at trade shows, press release writing, e-marketing, product development, social media and market analysis.

The company has successfully represented countries, states, cities, regional tourist assocations, airlines, tour operators and agency consortia since 1996. Clients have come from every continent except Antarctica. We have represented high profile destinations to those lesser known. We enjoy the challenge of creating a presence especially for a new operator or destination in the Canadian marketplace.

TME has a team of PR and marketing pros who can get the job done quickly and efficiently. We focus on results: increased arrivals, yield of visitor expenditure, increase length of visit, expanding and increasing client's product or destination in tour operator print and online brochure, use traditional and new media tools for visibility and sales. Your success is our success.

We pride ourselves on how long we have retained clients and renewed contracts many times over. We like our clients and we want them to like us. We are market pushers not pencil pushers.

Let us be Your Passport to Sales, Service and Success.

» About The President:

Chris RyallChris Ryall brings a wealth of tourism marketing and communications experience. His business travels have taken him throughout Canada, United States, Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, South Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Chris began his career as a journalist following graduation majoring in Radio & TV Broadcasting. He gradually moved into the travel industry by producing, writing and directing a weekly television travel show and freelance writing for publications in Canada.

He has worked for a number of different tourist boards including the Australian Tourist Commission and the Macau Tourist Information Bureau. In 1993, Chris joined a tourism marketing company as Director of Communications and handled marketing and public relations for various tourism accounts including the United States Travel and Tourism Administration and various US state tourist boards.

In 1996, TME was born after many years working in all aspects of the tourism industry and a variety of clients. TME has represented clients in all sectors: local, provincial/state and federal tourism organizations; wholesalers and tour operators; travel agency consortia; airlines; hotels and resorts; online travel media and technology related companies.

Chris and his staff go the extra mile for clients -- in fact 26.2 miles. In a promotion with his Arizona Office of Tourism client, Chris volunteered to run his first marathon as part of a travel agent promotion. Chris demands quality work of himself and his staff -- not just to meet client's expectations but exceed them! The promotion was a success and won a prestigious Governor's Award for Innovative Promotion.

Chris has sat on many boards including the Discover America Committee - Canada and was Vice-President for the Association of National Tourist Office Representatives - Canada (ANTOR). He is a current member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).

Chris continues to freelance as a writer. He currently writes a twice monthly column, "The Ryall Report," for the national travel trade as well as a monthly spa/wellness column, "The Spa Scene" in the same publication. Chris also freelances for in-flight magazines, Yahoo! Travel, The Toronto Star and various other publications. He is called upon by the media to speak about travel trends, Canadian travel market characteristics, family travel and spas. He is married to a Television Network Executive and has two children.

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