Kefi Travel Acquires Canadvac Travel Services

Kefi travellers making pizza during a trip to Italy. Image: Kefi Travel Club website.

SAINT JOHN- A New Brunswick tourism company that offers personal custom travel services to clients around the world plans to expand its offerings with its new acquisition.

Kefi Travel announced Thursday it has acquired Canadvac Travel Services, a provider of receptive travel services for clients traveling to Canada.

While the two firms will continue to operate separately, the companies say their approach of unique travel itineraries will allow for “synergies” in the planning and execution of travel experiences for their clients travelling to and from Canada.

“Canadvac Travel Services has experienced significant growth over the past 13 years in business,” said Franziska Fenselau, general manager of Canadvac in a news release. “We were looking for a partner that shared our focus on unique customer experiences and customer service that could help us move to the next level”.

Kefi Travel is a group of like-minded people who enjoy travel, getting out of their comfort zone, and sharing experiences with friends and family. Kefi travellers get exclusive access to pre-planned adventures, can suggest and take part in planning their adventures, as well as access traditional travel services.

Canadvac Travel Services Ltd. is considered one of the leading receptive travel specialists for Eastern and Central Canada. The company leverages local connections, smaller accommodations and unique experiences to showcase the diversity of these regions.

John Simon, founder of Kefi Travel club and now president of both companies, says there’s lots of room for collaboration.

“The team at Canadvac has done a tremendous job promoting Canada as a destination to clients around the world and delivering on those experiences, much like Kefi does for its clients travelling on a primarily international basis,” he said. “We are looking forward to both firms collaborating so scaling can continue in both businesses.”