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Ellen Tucker


Freedom Travel

Ellen began her career at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a broadcaster for a news program called This Day Tonight. Although it was a current events television program she convinced her producer to assign her many tourism related stories. This began her interest in tourism. After returning to Canada, Ellen opened her first travel agency which she later sold and returned to broadcasting. She missed the wonderful world of travel so in 1998 bought Freedom Tours, a small out-bound coach tour company that had been operating for 15 years. It was a natural to evolve the business into a full service travel agency and also into inbound tourism and shore excursions.

She maintains her involvement with broadcasting and is the weekly travel columnist on the CBC Radio One program, “Shift” and is past Chairman of the Board of ACTA (Association of Canadian Travel Agencies) and currently on the Board of Directors of TIANB (Travel Industry Association of New Brunswick).


80 Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB, E2L 2J3

Website: http://www.freedomtours.com

Induction Date

28 July 2009