WHO WE ARE

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Christine Gariépy

Director

“I love traveling and discovering different types of travels: A river cruise, an escorted tour, self-drives and also immerge myself for a week in a big city discovering restaurants, museums and main attractions! My most ‘Exotik’ ones would be Scotland…sheep crossing roads and Skye Island is beautiful.”

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Marie-Eve Derouin

Product Manager for Europe

“Since my twenties, alone or on fam trips, I was blessed to explore many great countries around the Mediterranean Sea. From Spain to Morocco, Tunisia, Malta, Portugal, France, Turkey. I also vacationed to Northern and Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria and so many other wonderful regions like Scotland, Ireland, and just recently Italy, Madeira and Greece. I love to travel, I love my job!”

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Tom Myring

Operations Team Leader – Reservations

“Been with Exotik 14 years in various roles. Travelled to many of our destinations. Favourite places – Argentina and Portugal.”

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Veronica Angeli

Junior product specialist

“I moved to Montreal 6 years ago. I started working at Exotik Journeys, first as a Group coordinator and then as a Junior Product specialist. I speak 5 languages: Italian, English, French, German and a bit of Russian.”

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Catherine Lefebvre

Manager

“I am always ready to explore and discover new countries and cultures, my next trips will probably include Iceland, Argentina and Brazil, or India and the United Arab Emirates. We must always find time for the things that make us happy, and to me, travel rhymes with happiness.”

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Eva Gobeil

Product Manager for the Americas, South Pacific, Africa

“I am passionate about travel, and it is a pleasure to help our clients realize their dream vacation. I travel to fantastic destinations including the Americas, Africa and the South Pacific. My most memorable trips are, without a doubt, my encounter with the gorillas in Uganda, my safaris in Africa, not to mention my visit to the Machu Picchu sanctuary, just to name a few.”

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Jessica Smid

Trainer for the FIT department

“Travel has been a true passion of mine ever since I was a teenager, I really love to explore the world. Bucket list travel destinations: African game safari and gorilla trekking in Botswana – Bali – Greece Island hopping tour – Cook Islands – Maldives – Tahiti.”

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Kathleen Gregoire

Junior product specialist

“I have been in the travel industry for over 13 years. The travel opportunities that I had are beyond what I could have ever imagined. Ireland, Chicago, Hawaii and Mexico are among my favorites. Next up on my bucket list: Nashville, Scotland, and Newfoundland.”

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Lydia Lefort

Supervisor for the group department

“I love to learn new things, discover new cultures, taste different foods, and see beautiful landscapes all over the world. My passion is to create the best packages for our clients and to make sure that they have a great trip! I’m also an animal lover, so on my bucket list, a safari in Africa!”

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Emilie Prudhomme

Product Manager for Asia, Middle East

“My passion for travel dates back as far as I can remember. I have always loved road trips. I am a fan of the outdoors and the freedom and spontaneity they bring. Now that I have a family, I think it’s a really great way to travel! I traveled extensively in Latin America, to several beautiful destinations in Europe, and most recently Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. On my bucket list: Israel, Jordan, Oman and the Philippines.”

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Patricia McFarlane

Junior product specialist

“I’ve visited Scotland, Portugal, France, Japan, a few US cities. I have mostly travel to the Caribbean, but since joining the Exotik team, Malta, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and Greece have skyrocketed to the top of my bucket list.”

GROUP DEPARTMENT

Maryse

Maryse

Groups coordinator

“My love for travel runs through my veins thanks to my globe-trotting grandparents. I’ve been in the industry for over 35 years and I have had the chance to discover over 40 countries. My favorite hobby, photography, was inherited from my father at a young age. This passion drives me to explore our magnificent planet. My two favorite destinations to date: Turkey and Iceland. Of course, an African safari is at the top of the bucket-list!”

Joanne

Joanne

Groups coordinator

“More than a passion, travelling is a state of mind. Let’s yourself meet new people, marvel at sceneries gives by Lady Nature, have fun with all these discoveries.
Because it’s the best school of life in the world! I traveled through almost all continents, but I have so much more to learn. My next destinations will certainly be in Africa and South America.”

Philippe

Philippe

Groups coordinator

“‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.’
– St. Augustine”

Brigitte

Brigitte

Groups coordinator

“As much as I like to be organized in many areas of my life in general, when I travel I like to let myself be carried along by the unexpected, discoveries and surprises! Destinations where the scenery is impressive and nature dominates are definitely my favourites. Switzerland, my next travel destination!”

Marie-Eve

Marie-Eve

Groups coordinator

“Hello dear travellers,

My name is Marie-Eve and I’m passionate about travel. I’ve been in the travel business for over 6 years. I’ve been to Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico, India and Costa Rica, to name but a few. I recently lived one of my dreams, I had the chance to visit India, what a wonderful trip it was! My dream is to visit South Africa. To meet these magnificent people, go on safari, taste their food and of course sleep under the stars.”

INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL DEPARTMENT

Thea

Thea

FIT and Planning coordinator

“I have been in the industry for 9 years now – I love all things Africa and wish I could explore more African Countries. I have travelled to: Scotland, England, Portugal, Türkiye, Spain (Just Seville day trip – but I think it counts 😊), Taiwan, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, Nigeria, Ghana (Lived there for 2 years), Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. When not working, I am spending my time with my husband and 12 year old son, and waiting for my 22 year old daughter to visit me from whatever adventure she is on. “

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Faten Darwez

FIT and Planning coordinator

“For me , Travelling is another way to discover ourselves , no limits or boundary stand between us and other nations , just seeing other people from a different perspective. My interest is always in history , archeology , museum , food , dancing …in every cultural aspect , travelling is the only way to guarantee the best life time experience. My dream is to visit Uzbekistan , get lost in historical monuments and admire the pure beauty of the ancient architecture. Here in Exotik , we not only offer service we go beyond that we are trying so hard to offer you unforgettable memories that lasts with you forever , so let s your dream come true with us!”

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Marie-Christine

FIT and Planning coordinator

“‘The most beautiful trip is the one you haven’t taken yet’. That’s what I think, despite all the magnificent destinations I’ve been lucky enough to visit. There will always be something that drives me to discover new lands, new cultures. I strive to share this richness of travel with my family, friends and customers. I have the pleasure of working in an industry that sells dreams and forges wonderful memories. My privilege is to help you make that dream come true by organizing your next vacation.”

Emilie

Emilie

FIT and Planning coordinator

“I’m a European explorer that enjoys adventuring and spending time in nature. From city escapes to backpacking adventures, I’ve explored Europe’s and North America’s landscapes and beyond.
Nature serves as my playground, and whenever I can, I ensure to bring my furry companion along on my adventures.
My bucket list is filled with dreams of climbing Kilimanjaro, embarking on a Botswana safari, and discovering the Seven Wonders of the World.
My favorite visited countries so far have been Jordan and Mexico.”

Mélanie

Mélanie Bélanger

FIT and Planning coordinator

“Travel is a passion not a work ! Love to explore, to know about other cultures, it makes you open your mind and want to always discover and learn more ! Bucket list : French Polynesia, Tibet, Vietnam and so much more.”

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Alex Jacquet

FIT and Planning coordinator

“Passionate and Enthusiastic world traveler for many years. I’m specializing in Australia and New Zealand. Eager to explore and share travel recommendations for your next adventure. On my bucket list: Hawaii, Costa Rica and Japan ! Alex the citizen of the world”

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Lambert

FIT and Planning coordinator

“Exploring new countries and cultures has been part of my family life since I was a child. Later, I spent 10 years solo traveling full time mainly throughout Asia but also Europe, North and South America. Some of my favorite destinations are Kauai, Japan, Singapore, and Spain. These experiences brought me the passion to assist others in discovering the world, I love to create immersive itineraries customized to individual preferences.”

David

David

FIT and Planning coordinator

“Like my other colleagues here at Exotik Journeys I am also passionate about travel and exploring other cultures. A lifelong explorer since childhood I have been in the industry for 35 years. My passion for travel took off with my first visit to the amazing countries of the Mediterranean many years ago. I have spent most of my travel career exploring the countries of Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, and Croatia. I look forward to using my years of experience in exploring these beautiful countries to help create the perfect travel dream. “To Travel is to Live”.”

Akinder

Akinder

FIT and Planning coordinator

“‘I come originally from India, settled in Canada from past 20 years. I value Indian culture and the warm way in which people relate to each other. And have traveled to UK, US and Middle East. I am working in travel industry from past 3 years, it has become my passion. I feel privileged to be part of amazing Exotik team. I love creating personalized itineraries for the clients dream destinations.”

Chelsea Lee

Chelsea Lee

FIT and Planning coordinator

“I absolutely love everything about travel. Eager to learn, discover new cultures, beautiful landscapes, try new foods, and a big fan of history. My next bucket list trips would be : Italy, Greece, Thailand, Jordan and Africa. I love my job at Exotik and love helping travel agents make their clients travel special.”

Mylène

Mylène

FIT and Planning coordinator

“I LOVE meeting and experiencing different cultures. Having a soft spot for culinary art, I enjoy tasting local food but once back, also cooking some at home: arepas, sushi, canh chua, Kaiserschmarm, risotto, pao de queijo, and so on! Since I’m not so much of a beach stay kind of traveler, my bucket list has Vietnam, Scotland, Congo, Greece. Working at Exotik allows you to meet amazing colleagues and suppliers. Looking forward to hearing from you what travel means to you!”

Ariane

Ariane

FIT and Planning coordinator

“I’ve been part of the Exotik team since 2017. I love that there’s always something new to learn about our incredible destinations. My dream destinations are Egypt, Turkey and Tanzania.”

Mona

Mona

FIT and Planning coordinator

“Over the years, I have had a variety of different roles in the travel industry, but it is an immense privilege to be part of the incredible team at Exotik! I love having the opportunity to make so many people’s travel dreams come true! The place I most look forward to visiting someday is Zion National Park in Utah.”

Donna

Donna

FIT and Planning coordinator

“Travelling has always been a passion for me which began at 18 when I jumped on a plane for the first time and headed to the UK on a working holiday by myself. Twelve months later I came home for long enough to make some money and headed straight back there. I spent another year based in Edinburgh while travelling throughout Europe. At this point I was HOOKED. When I returned to Australia the most logical step for me was to get a job working with Qantas Airways so now I can get paid to travel. While I was lucky enough to work for them, I travelled extensively throughout Australia and parts of Asia and to one of the most amazing places I have ever been to The Maldives. As I got older I dreamed of living in North America so when an opportunity to transfer to Vancouver arose I jumped on it ! I have now been living in Canada for the past 20 years, I met the love of my life and got married. Even though I stepped away from the industry for many years we continued to travel the world. Now I’m BACK, doing what I love and working with a wonderful team of like-minded amazing people.”

WEB, OPERATIONS AND DOCUMENTS DEPARTMENTS

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Operations & documentation agent

“I’ve traveled to Bolivia, the UK, the USA, Cuba, Ireland and Tunisia.
For my next trip, I’d like to go to Japan to climb Mount Fuji and explore the Aokigahara forest.”

Kaori

Kaori

Ticketing agent

“Traveled : Italy, U.K, Morocco, Hawaii, U.S.A. Bahamas, Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
The places to visit & want to do : Chicago, Boston, New York City, London, Berlin, and Tokyo to run Six World Major Marathons.”

Ana

Ana

Operations & documentation agent

“Visited : Egypt
Bucket list : Iceland, Japan, Peru.
Quote: “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind”

Thira

Thira

Web specialist

“Working at Exotik allows me to discover the world through the breathtaking images and presentations of my colleagues’ FAM trips. I’m really looking forward to my first FAM trip! Having the opportunity to travel is a great perk!”

Vanna

Vanna

Operations & documentation agent

“I always loved travelling and considered it the best learning experiences the world has to offer. Exotik has showed me just how far opportunities can go. I now strive to discover hidden gems of the world.
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” ― Jack Kerouac”