Press Room - Profile: Danielle Timmons, Partner
Danielle Timmons is a Partner at Aquila Tours, an innovative leader in the tourism industry in Saint John. Her responsibilities include financial management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, as well as being the resident in-house “tech geek” for the office.
Aquila has 2 core areas of focus: Shore Excursions in Saint John, and Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence. Danielle plays an active day-to-day role in both sides of the Aquila business, acting as one of the Cruise Managers for the ships that call to Saint John each year.
Aquila’s Center for Cruise Excellence offers training programs in the areas of Tour Operator Excellence, Tour Guide Excellence, and Port Excellence, all designed to for cruise destinations around the world to achieve excellence in their ports, tours, guides and businesses. Aquila is highly respected within the cruise industry and has been named as one of the best tour operators in the world by cruise executives. Danielle has varied roles in the Center for Cruise Excellence, which include program delivery, project management and marketing.
She is actively involved with in the business community in Saint John. Danielle is a member of the Board of Directors for Enterprise Saint John, as well as the Administrator for the Board of Directors of the Saint John Hotel Association.
Prior to re-joining Aquila in 2004, Danielle was employed as the Marketing Manager with Toombs KWA, an outplacement firm in Calgary. In this role, she had the opportunity to work directly with clients who had been laid off, and taught several workshops including Learned Optimism, Building Resilience, Job Searching on the Internet and others.
Throughout her six years in Calgary, Danielle also enjoyed volunteering as an adult literacy tutor. Danielle currently lives in Grand Bay and likes spending her free time enjoying the outdoors with her husband Lance and two young children, Ben & Emma.
Outstanding tour to St. Martins. Fay Neilson, our guide, was tremendous! Chowder is good, scenery is awesome (we saw a moose), local art is enticing. Bring a hand towel to wipe sandy feet, or beach shoes for walking on rocky beach. We had a great time and highly recommend. The bus ride to St. Martins is a major part of this tour, so small, toddler-aged children who might be impatient to move might not find this tour the best option for them. Everyone else will love it!
My husband and I took the Top 10 of Saint John. What a wonderful tour. Diane was the best tour guide we have had in years! Nothing better than seeing the sights and learning about the area from someone who loves the area so much. Thank you Diane!
Just wanted to say that we had a great trip and the tour from Aquila Tours was everything that it promised. Of course the main reason for excellence was the tour guide, Ian Patrick, one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable people we met on our cruise. Kudos to Ian!
Thank you for your hard work. ... last week we had some of the highest sales of any Carnival ship (1,861 tickets sold) without a single negative comment. You guys are doing a great job and it is a pleasure working with you.
Adam McEwan, Shore Excursion Manager, Carnival Victory
On Aquila’s role as tour operator for Carnival’s shore excursions in Saint John