Nexion Travel Group Names Its 2021 Canadian Rising Star

September 30, 2021

Gillian is a success not only because of her experience and positive attitude, but also because of the smart way she leverages Nexion Travel Group tools to achieve her goals.

Award is given yearly to a new travel advisor who shows great promise as an industry leader


IRVING, TX (September 30, 2021) – Gillian Boucher, owner of Dèrive Travel and a member of Nexion Travel Group-Canada, has been named as the host travel agency’s 2021 Canadian Rising Star. Presented at Nexion Travel Group’s international conference CoNexion, this award honors a newer travel advisor who has shown great promise in the early years of opening his or her travel agency in Canada. The Rising Star has taken advantage of Nexion’s programs and tools, delivered excellent sales numbers, and demonstrated the overall ability to become a long-term success with Nexion Travel Group.


Boucher, who resides in Barrie, ON, completed her training and joined Nexion Travel Group-Canada in November 2019. Although the COVID-19 pandemic consumed the majority of her travel advisor career thus far, she has still managed to post impressive sales numbers. Boucher has boosted her knowledge through active participation on NexionTown, Nexion’s private platform for members to share ideas and advice. Boucher has also attended many Nexion Travel Group learning events and plans to complete her Leisure Certification in the near future.


As a mother of four, Boucher has a special focus on all-inclusive and family friendly properties in Mexico and the Caribbean. She has deep experience with these destinations and works hard to prepare clients for everything they need, including all the latest health and safety protocols.


“Gillian is a success not only because of her experience and positive attitude, but also because of the smart way she leverages Nexion Travel Group tools to achieve her goals,” said Mike Foster, President of Nexion Travel Group-Canada. Boucher is an avid user of the company’s award-winning lead generation tool Agent Profiler, which has helped her secure new clients. She credits her laser-focus on following up to ensure her travelers have a great time on their trips for her excellent client retention rate. She also believes in being thoughtful and proactive when presenting clients with future travel options.


“The timing of her entry to the industry, and what happened only months later would have been discouraging to many people,” continues Foster. “However, Gillian has met the challenge with ease and continues to thrive. She is putting in place a firm foundation to ensure her business succeeds not only in the present, but far in the future. Nexion Travel Group-Canada is so proud to name her our 2021 Rising Star.”


All travel professionals interested in learning how to succeed as a professional business owner, backed by Nexion Travel Group’s many great benefits, are encouraged to call 800-747-6813 or email



About Nexion Travel Group

Nexion® Travel Group is a fully accredited host agency, offering membership to independent travel professionals since 1995. Nexion Travel Group provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. As part of Travel Leaders Group, a division of Internova Travel Group, Nexion Travel Group is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry.


About Internova Travel Group

Internova Travel Group is one of the largest travel services companies in the world with a collection of leading brands delivering high-touch, personal travel expertise to leisure and corporate clients. Internova manages leisure, business and franchise firms through a portfolio of distinctive divisions. Internova represents more than 62,000 travel advisors in over 6,000 company-owned and affiliated locations predominantly in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with a presence in more than 80 countries.

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