WestJet celebrates travel agents

Airline launches TA contest and much more

CALGARY, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, WestJet celebrated Travel Agent Day, the centre of their third annual TA Appreciation month celebration. This is a month-long campaign created by WestJet to recognize and thank its valued travel agent partners for their continued support.

"We again thank our travel agent partners for their incredible help and support of WestJet over the past 20 years. You have been pivotal in the success of our airline," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice President, Commercial. "We pride ourselves on our great working relationships with our TAs and we continue to invest in the travel trade industry to ensure we are always easy to do business with. As we move forward in 2016, we continue to focus on initiatives to allow our travel agency partners to bring value to clients, guests and our shareholders alike."

WestJet's TA Appreciation month celebrations will include the return of their greatly anticipated Hooray for TAs contest, taking place from May 2 to 31, 2016. Eligible agents can submit their WestJet flight and WestJet Vacations bookings or correctly answer WestJet-themed trivia questions for a chance to win one of 30 prizes. Prizes include 10 WestJet Vacations packages and 20 round-trip airfares for two. Plus fare bookings or bookings that include advance seat selection will provide travel agents with an even greater chance to win. Travel agents are encouraged to visit www.westjetagentcontests.com for full contest details and registration.

WestJet's TA Appreciation month will also be complimented by a series of initiatives that will be rolled out throughout the month. These initiatives demonstrate the airline's commitment to travel agents and to becoming easier to do business with. They include a new travel agent resource site, www.westjettravelagents.com, the 2016-2017 new WestJet Vacations brochure, and the second annual Travel Trade Expos, www.westjettraveltradeexpos.com, running throughout the month of May across Canada.

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)
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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