Four for four - MoneySense magazine ranks WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard top travel rewards card for the fourth consecutive year

CALGARY, Aug. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - The WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard has been named top travel rewards card again for the fourth year in row.

"WestJet is passionate about providing our WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard holders with choice, flexibility and convenience unmatched in the airline and travel credit card market," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "This recognition proves once again that our card members are getting exceptional value and outstanding flight and travel benefits."

"RBC is a leader in the credit card space because we consistently deliver best-in-class cards and benefits that meet the evolving needs of our clients," said Linda Mantia, Executive Vice-President, Digital, Payments and Cards at RBC. "Our clients consistently tell us that they are looking for credit cards that offer flexible and convenient benefits – benefits like the enhanced companion voucher from the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard. Being recognized by MoneySense for four years in a row supports our commitment to providing our clients with a travel card that they can use when and how they want, backed by premium benefits that are unmatched in Canada."  

According to MoneySense.ca, the magazine examined more than 200 credit cards issued by more than a dozen lending institutions and retail outlets. Its ranking is based on each card's rewards program offerings including cash-back, travel and retail rewards for consumers, businesses and students. The data is current as of August 2016. For more information on the methodology, please visit moneysense.ca.

WestJet is the only national airline in Canada that owns and operates its rewards program, offering members online, direct and immediate access towards any WestJet flight without any restrictions or blackout periods. The number-one-ranked WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard allows cardholders to earn 1.5 per cent back in WestJet dollars for everyday purchases and two per cent back on WestJet flights or WestJet Vacation packages. WestJet dollars act as cash and can be redeemed anywhere WestJet flies, at any time.

The WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard also allows the primary cardholder to take a companion on a round-trip flight on the same itinerary starting from $99 (depending on route) plus taxes, fees and charges on any WestJet-marketed and operated flight anywhere in the WestJet network. In addition to the companion voucher, the card also provides the first checked bag at no charge for the primary cardholder as well as up to eight additional guests travelling on the same reservation and offers a welcome bonus of 250 WestJet dollars.

For more information on MoneySense magazine's travel credit card rankings, please visit moneysense.ca.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (RewardsCanada.ca)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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