Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Pamela Walker says she joined the travel industry in 1999 with the intent of specializing in the destination wedding market. “The first 10 years were full of learning, training and bettering myself with travel in general, while slowly growing in the romance travel niche.”
She had to learn quickly; one of her very first destination weddings had the makings of a disaster. “I had a group of 40 guests departing from multiple gateways to Cancun. Two days before departure, the airline and tour company filed bankruptcy, immediately shutting their doors. I scrambled into action, trying to re-book the group and save the wedding. Twelve hours and many tears and frustrations later, everyone was re-booked on another airline, re-booked at the resort, and on their way.”
For the past eight years she has been a member of Ensemble Travel’s DestinationVows wedding program and is one of the top-selling wedding agents in Canada.
“As our top-producing agent and our most proactive and charitable team member, Pamela Walker exemplifies what it means to be a travel professional,” says Jason Mills, Escape.ca’s business development manager. “Since joining Escapes.ca in February of 2016, Pamela has made a significant impact on our business by sharing her  years of expertise with fellow teammates and management.
“Thanks to her we have streamlined our internal practices and her fellow agents have increased their sales,” Mills adds.
Alex Portman, senior business development manager, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, also sings her praises. “Last year, Pam was the first ever single agent to reach our Elite Level, generating over 2,000 room nights in a single year; this is unheard of in our company.”
In her travels, Walker, a champion of animal rights, has helped rescue many dogs in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean from kill shelters, bringing them back to Canada and arranging new homes for them.