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Travel Journalist Helen Hatzis, one of ‘Canada’s Nicest People’, on travel and life post-coronavirus

World Footprints sat down with fellow travel journalist Helen Hatzis, co-founder of Trip Jaunt, about the future face of travel for journalists and the traveling public post-coronavirus. Helen also talked about her community work including Aloha Toronto that earned her a Governor’s General Award and about the things that make her home town of Toronto special.

Join us for a very engaging and insightful conversation with one of ‘Canada’s Nicest People’ and hear who Helen would love to travel with. Ya’ mon…you might be pleasantly surprised.


Helen HatzisHelen Hatzis is recognised as a ‘rock n’ roll’​ strategist by her peers who leads a purpose-driven life. A Governor General Award recipient for her extensive community work in the charitable and not-for-profit sector over the past 20 years, Helen was also recognized as one of Canada’s Nicest Person’s by Roots Canada celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. She also received the Vaughan Citizen Award for her work helping young athletes with special needs in the Toronto area. In 2011, Helen created Aloha Toronto, an annual free day camp which enriches the lives of people with autism by exposing them to surfing and stand-up paddling.

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Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick are Founders of World Footprints and hosts of the award-winning World Footprints podcast.  Travel has always been central to their lives. In fact, Tonya only agreed to date Ian after learning that he had traveled abroad.  After a two-year courtship, Ian whisked Tonya away on a secret mission to Toronto where he proposed to her above the city in a small plane that passed another small plane carrying a banner that read: “Marry Me Tonya – I Love You”. The couple held a destination wedding on Bermuda and they honeymooned in South Africa. The rest, they say, is history…

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