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We’re Canada’s Largest Specialty Travel Company

Uniquely Canadian; MeritBiz offers a hands-on approach to even the most complicated of travel programs.

About MeritBiz

MeritBiz is the business travel division of Merit Travel Group Inc., established in 1991 by Michael Merrithew and Louise De Grandpré. Our goal, developing travel solutions for both the leisure traveller and the business traveller.

Today, MeritBiz still maintains a hands-on, client-focused approach, while using innovative and forward thinking technological solutions, to work with every level of travel management. Global reach with a local relationship.

Working harder for you

We are dedicated to our clients as well as our team of skilled employees who help MeritBiz run perfectly every day.

Our Executive team:

Michael Merrithew

Michael has successfully taken Merit from three employees in 1991 to more than 435 employees at 35 offices across Canada, representing some of our …


country’s leading travel brands. In addition to managing Merit’s Executive Team and overseeing the company’s growth strategy, Michael also sits as Chairman of GSM Travel Management, overseeing a global Board of Directors and Partner representatives from over 40 countries around the world. He is heavily involved in the Canadian travel industry, serving on several key industry boards, and contributing through various speaking engagements and advisory roles. Supporting his industry experience, Michael’s impressive educational and business experience in other industries has proven invaluable in successfully growing Merit, while never losing focus of what matters most – our clients.

Louise de Grandpré

Louise co-founded Merit with Michael 23 years ago, and has since been instrumental in managing day-to-day operations and employee relations…


across the company, resulting in a very low staff turnover rate and extremely satisfied clients. Louise’s background in business administration, finance, and human resources has allowed her to successfully grow the company while maintaining a corporate culture that nurtures its employees, clients, and partners, always striving for excellence.

Our Culture

The MeritBiz team is comprised of an amazing group of individuals that all bring their own ideas and personalities to the table, advancing the company as well as our clients.

“I love working with my clients and being able to watch the progression of their travel program and policy and know that I was able to help them reach their goals and ROI targets.”


Corporate Social Responsibility

WaterAid Canada

Working closely with the Canadian division of WaterAir, we strive to support their travel initiatives as well as involve ourselves in their active programs in Africa.


Amadeus House of Hope

In 2013 Louise de Grandpré volunteered with Amadeus House of Hope and worked closely with the charity to support and assist in the building of orphanages in Haiti.


United Way Campaign

We support the United Way Campaign to improve lives and build communities across Canada by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.


Our Brands

Along with our corporate division, Merit Travel Group also offers solutions in leisure travel, and loyalty travel program fulfillment.