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Title: President, Chief Executive Officer

Company: Custom Travel Solutions Inc.

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Calgary, AB, Canada, September 23, 2016, Beth Gardner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Custom Travel Solutions Inc., has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in the travel management industry.

With more than 30 years of professional experience in the travel industry, it was a natural fit for her to open her own company, Custom Travel Solutions Inc., in 1995. The privately run Calgary-based company offers customized solutions for the travel management needs for businesses of all sizes. Always on the cutting-edge of technology, Ms. Gardner is proud to lead the only company in North America that provides a fully automated end-to-end solution. This solution recently launched and is called I-Logistics, it is a remote camp logistics service that is completely automated, providing a single source for remote bookings, including commercial and charter flights, helicopter, bus and accommodation.

Being on the forefront of industry trends is one of the many reasons that has made Ms. Gardner a titan in travel management. Building her business on teamwork, she forms strong bonds with her employees and works to provide them with a great cultural environment that presses the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Her ability to bring compassion and integrity to her office has lead to a wide-spread mutual respect within the travel industry. In addition to the stellar treatment she supplies to her employees, she launched a charity division within her company where each year money is donated to the cancer department of a children’s hospital. She also supports AARCS and Dreams Take Flight.

In recognition of the work Ms. Gardner has presented over the years, she has been highlighted by her peers in the industry. She was named one of PROFIT’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs for 2014. Additionally, she has been recognized as a Top Female Entrepreneur in the current year, one of the Top 20 Business Leaders in Calgary and one of W100 Top Female Entrepreneurs of the Year in Canada. Furthermore, she received the Peak of Excellence Award from Sabre Inc. on multiple occasions, the Travel Agency of the Year award from Canadian Travel Press and the Travel Agency of the Year in Western Canada award. She has been ranked as a one of the Women of Influence from the Royal Bank of Canada, and among Bristol Who’s Who and Worldwide Who’s Who.

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