We are an award-winning corporate retreat planning agency, focused on helping companies put together imaginative incentive trips, retreats, and off-sites anywhere in the world.
Our mission? To create and operate unforgettable experiences and memories for our clients and their teams in a fun, transparent, and collaborative way. And we’re bloody good at it too.
Moniker’s roots began in the corporate world, where our “Eureka!” moment of what inspires people to love their workplace and click with their colleagues led us to quit our jobs and trade in our cubicles for carry-ons.
The goal was simple. Focus on creating bucket-list worthy retreats for other companies around the world, helping them brainstorm in inspiring places, celebrate achievements, or spend some time kicking back and bonding in incredible settings and locations.
So far, so good.
We take care of all the research and planning, leveraging an amazing team of curious and creative travel professionals dedicated to each program. No stone is left unturned in the dogged pursuit of finding the right destination and home for your group and ensuring each day (and night) is chock-full of incredible moments worth tweeting home about.
With a fully cloud-based platform and 100% transparent philosophy, our systems ensure you are kept up to date and deeply involved throughout the process. You'll have 24/7 access to the latest versions of the budget and documents no matter where you are or what time zone you're in.
We take care of the high level details like Flights, Hotels, and Transportation and provide 24/7 travel support to get you where you want to go (and back again!)
With a keen eye for the details, our team takes on everything from managing your meetings to overseeing the team-building and social events, from A/V to Z.
Our professional staff guide every program we plan, ensuring on-site execution is flawless so you can actually enjoy your trip knowing everything is taken care of.
We tend to wear many hats, but at our core we are company retreat planners that produce, and operate complex trips for groups around the world. Whether it's hosting your Kick-Off Meeting in Montréal or an All-Hands Retreat in Reykjavík - rest assured, we've got you covered!
Our promise is world-class service every step of the way, with a well-structured and thoughtful approach to planning. Everything is transparent so you know what you’re paying for and what it will cost, meaning no surprises (except the ones we plan!)
Everything was flawlessly planned from beginning to end. Can’t thank you guys enough for the help and creativity you brought to the Uber Canada Winter Retreat!
The trip literally brings the group together. Most importantly people are connected, which helps make it clear what we want to accomplish as a company.
It was an incredibly well organized trip – from memorable adventures to great restaurants and lively bars – my god was it fun. Thanks for all your hard work and helping us spoil our clients, ultimately continuing to be a best-in-class company
Moniker is an absolute dream to work with - from their proposal creation, to swag and execution of our Spring Retreat. They exemplify a true all-hands-on-deck attitude, and were willing to do anything and everything to ensure we had the time of our lives. I can't wait to work with them on our next retreat!
A FinTech startup from Toronto wanted to celebrate a major milestone by bringing together their whole team after some rapid growth and many new faces.
We brought 90 people up to a Summer Camp in Muskoka, Ontario for a weekend mixed with Strategy & Work sessions in the mornings, and afternoons filled with traditional camp activities like Archery, Canoeing, Campfires, and much, much, more.
70 employees from around the globe took over their very own 13th century castle in Tuscany for a week of strategy, meetings, and teambuilding as part of this Cali based company's retreat.
Dragon Boat Racing under the Ponte Vecchio, “The Italian Job”, an custom-built Amazing Race styled bank heist challenge racing Fiat 500s throughout Tuscany, and some fun games mixed into a week filled with incredible team dinners backdropped by even more incredible scenery. 'La Dolce Vita' indeed!
A fully distributed media company brought nearly 100 employees to Switzerland for a "007 Special Agent Training" themed annual retreat.
From the moment they arrived in Geneva until the end of their week in Gstaad, the team was put through a series of trials to test their investigative and logic skills, competing in custom designed Escape Rooms, Scavenger Hunts, culminating with a final 80's themed Apres Ski farewell party in an Alpine Lodge high atop the Swiss Alps.
Legend has it, Sean started out his career as a Banker but cast off to start Moniker after being an attendee on a number of "President Club' trips and believing he could do it better. Fast forward several years, some amazing adventures around the globe, and a talent for creating magic from a blank canvas.
Sean plays the role of creative devil's advocate, always asking "why not" and figuring out ways to squeeze in that little extra personality to create truly bucket-list worthy programs for our clients.
A native of Simcoe, Ontario, Sydney brings some serious operational chops to the Moniker team from almost a decade managing hundreds of high-school & university programs across North America with our sister companies, I Love Travel & Breakaway Tours.
Her eye for detail and logistics make her a perfect fit for coordinating all the behind-the-scenes planning that go into our programs, ensuring no detail is overlooked and on-site execution is flawless. Known for her dry-wit and love of Bud Light, in her free time Sydney enjoys Karaoke and impressing the world with her Celine Dion impersonation.
Cheryl joins the Moniker team by way of a few stops within the youth travel and retail industries, where she earned her stripes on delivering exceptional customer service.
Cheryl oversees the planning and onboarding process for our Virtual Experiences, where she works with clients directly to ensure a flawless execution of their events. When she's not behind the screen, she's still getting her toes wet in staffing some of our travel programs abroad where she lends an experienced hand to the operational logistics.
A talented songstress and chanteuse, Cheryl holds her own as a gifted musician and can regularly be seen frequenting the Karaoke Bars in Koreatown or wailing her heart out in the front row at a live concert. She lives in Toronto, and spends her free time exploring the many coffee houses in search of the perfect cuppa.
Joining the Moniker team by way of Birmingham, England - Joe has taken a winding path that saw him spend time living in Dubai, Edinburgh, and Japan before settling in Canada. Good thing for us, as Joe brings some serious artistic and creative chops to the crew, overseeing all of our video production.
A classic shutterbug at heart, Joe probably owns more camera equipment than you own socks (though his are pretty on-point too!), and in his free time enjoys exploring the outdoors, taking photos, and finding out about new music.
Alex and Sean met many moons ago, when Sean joined him as employee #8 in helping build out a new division for his Youth Travel company. 10 years later, with over 200 employees and steering the helm of one of Canada's fastest growing companies, it's safe to say that Alex knows the travel industry inside out.
Alex champions the strategy and growth of Moniker while maintaining his role at ilovetravel.com, ensuring the lessons and experience he's learned in his journey are instilled in Moniker's core - a commitment to focusing on the guest experience, and always striving to surprise and delight.
From Johannesburg, South Africa, Tracey joins the Moniker crew supporting our Trip Planning team, helping us keep on top of our destination research and pulling together our proposals.
Her experience in corporate events and wedding planning makes her a great fit to plan adventures for our clients, while her first-hand experience traveling extensively through Asia and Africa brings another dimension to the research team.
A self-professed "crazy cat lady" and hopeless chocoholic, Tracey enjoys the more peaceful side of things in her spare time, reading, whittling away on arts and crafts, painting, or finding new ways to avoid vegetables in her vegetarian diet.
Cruising into our office after almost 4 years at sea with Royal Caribbean, Ninah joins the Trip Planning team, helping put together and flawlessly execute our clients retreats and incentives.
Her background as the Entertainment Coordinator aboard cruises made for a swift transition to terra firma, where she now oversees the logistics and minutia of tasks that go into each and every one of our programs.
In her spare time, Ninah readily admits to enjoying Hallmark Movies and teaching her dog Jameson, a shih-poo (we don't know either), how to speak her native tongue Tagalog from her time growing up in the Philippines.
The origins of Winston’s arrival at Moniker are surrounded by intrigue and mystery. Some say he was raised in the African Savanna by a pack of well-traveled spotted hyenas, others tell tales of being rescued by Sean as a pup in the back alleys of Paris's 14th arrondissement.
Either way, Winston proudly wears the mantle of our Chief of Research, globetrotting the world and scouting out new locations and hidden gems of hotels for our clients. You can usually keep track of his whereabouts by following his adventures on our instagram page, or likely poking in to the nearest fromagerie of your local neighbourhood.
A straight West Coast'er, Steph's laid back demeanour makes for a sneakily good sales lady who truly appreciates nature, both above and below sea-level.
As head of Growth, Stephanie oversees our efforts to share the joy (and wisdom) with companies around the world, as well as see through the design and execution of all the hare-brained ideas the rest of the group comes up with. Custom-themed agendas? No problem. Travel-Themed Adult Colouring books for our clients? Now we're talkin'!
Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).
Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit to lead our Trip Planning division, as well as oversee the execution of our Virtual Experiences and the facilitator team.
In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.
Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as a Trip Planning Coordinator, supporting our Operations Managers to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.
With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.
Her kind nature and always-smiling demeanour keeps the office in good spirits, and her on the front lines on answering the office telephone!