WestJet's up! magazine announces new editor

CALGARY, July 15 /CNW/ - up! magazine, WestJet's official in-flight publication produced by RedPoint Media Group, is proud to announce Debra Cummings as the new editor effective August 16, 2010.

Cummings is a well-known travel writer and editor whose award-winning background includes being the editor of the Calgary Herald Travel section for five years, travel editor with Sears Travel and tripeze.com for three years, an editor/writer with Travel Alberta for two years and most recently as a freelance editor, writer and consultant for the past three years. She has taught journalism at Mount Royal University and had regular radio spots on CBC for six years covering the travel industry. In addition, she is an experienced and enthusiastic traveller.

The magazine is coming off a big year - having earned National and Western Magazine Awards - and is proud to welcome Debra Cummings to the up! team.

"We are also pleased to welcome Debra Cummings in the role of editor for up! magazine," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet's Vice-President of Communications and Community Relations. "Our guests appreciate our award-winning magazine and we look forward to working with Debra to bring our guests unique and engaging travel stories."

    
    About RedPoint Media Group Inc. and up! Magazine
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RedPoint Media Group Inc. is one of Western Canada's largest magazine publishers, producing 13 consumer and corporate titles. In addition to producing such well-known and award-winning titles as Avenue magazine in both Calgary and Edmonton, RedPoint also publishes up! magazine, WestJet Airlines' in-flight publication. up! celebrates the joy of travel and discovery, and the pursuit of value on the road. With a focus on destinations in North America and the Caribbean, up! lauds little-known travel gems and explores well-trodden routes with a fresh perspective. Our storytellers are award-winning journalists and photographers fluent in the destinations they cover, with the same wanderlust shared by our curious readers. www.upmagazine.com www.redpointmedia.ca

    
    About WestJet
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WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 71-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 89 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 46 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

SOURCE WestJet

For further information: For further information: interviews and/or copies of up! magazine, please contact: Aleisha Vermeulen, Director of Marketing & Communications, RedPoint Media Group Inc., 403-232-7720, avermeulen@redpointmedia.ca


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