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WestJet celebrates 2020 Travel Partner Award winners in Toronto

February 28, 2020



CALGARY, Alberta. February 25, 2020. WestJet today celebrated the travel trade and recognized sixteen of its partners at the 2020 Travel Partner Awards. More than 300 valued WestJet partners attended the awards ceremony at the airline’s hangar in Toronto and had the chance to participate in an exclusive on-board tour of WestJet’s newest 787-9 Dreamliner, tail 905.

“We would like to congratulate this year’s Travel Partner Awards winners and thank all our agency partners for their ongoing support. We’re proud to recognize their hard work and dedication as we work together in support of WestJet’s global growth,” said Chuck Crowder, WestJet Vice-President, Sales, Distribution and Contact Centres. “We’re also excited that our partners were able to experience our newest Dreamliner and all that this game-changing aircraft has to offer our mutual guests.”

Corporate and Agency partners were welcomed on-board the Dreamliner by WestJet cabin crew and invited to explore the aircraft’s Business, Premium and Economy cabins. On-board items were displayed across all three cabins including meal selections and amenities. The WestJet cabin crew were available to discuss the aircraft features and its onboard products and services in more detail.

Partners were able to learn even more about WestJet’s Dreamliner by interacting with the aircraft’s onboard products in the Experience Zone and by using the augmented reality app that provided a virtual tour of the Business pod.

The Travel Partner Awards recognized three main categories: Top Premium Air Sales, WestJet Airlines; Top Revenue Growth, WestJet Airlines; and Top Revenue Growth, WestJet Vacations.

List of winners:

Top Premium Air Sales, WestJet Airlines 2019
• Platinum partner: American Express Global Business Travel
• Gold partner: Merit Travel Group
• Silver partner: TierOne Travel
• Teal Plus partner: Elite Travel Management
• Specialty Sales partner: Travel Brands
• OTA partner: Expedia

Top Revenue Growth, WestJet Airlines 2019
• Platinum partner: BCD Travel
• Gold partner: Egencia
• Silver partner: YYZ Travel Group
• Teal Plus partner: Costco Travel Canada
• Specialty Sales partner: Agencia Global
• OTA partner: Hopper

Top Revenue Growth, WestJet Vacations 2019
• Platinum partner: Red Label Vacations
• Gold partner: Alberta Motor Association
• Silver partner: The Travel Agent Next Door
• Teal Plus partner: TravelOnly

About WestJet
Together with WestJet’s regional airlines, WestJet Encore and WestJet Link, we offer scheduled service to more than 110 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 250 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.
WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers’ favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

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Recent recognition includes: 2019 Swoop – Start-up Airline of the Year (CAPA 2019 Aviation Awards for Excellence) 2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines) 2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines) 2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty) 2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada) 2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines) 2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines) 2018 North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax) 2018/2017/2016 Canada’s Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
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