MONTREAL, May 26, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat, one of the largest
integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada's holiday travel
leader, is proud to acknowledge the appointment of Jean-Marc Eustache
as an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, announced today by the
Prime Minister of Quebec, Mr. Jean Charest.
Each year, the Ordre national du Québec rewards outstanding men and
women who contribute in an exemplary way to Quebec's development and
Mr. Eustache was selected by the Order for his distinguished
entrepreneurial career. He was the main architect in the creation of
Transat in 1987, and he has transformed it into North America's largest
international tour operator - and the world's sixth-biggest - with
6,500 employees and 18 business units in eight countries.
Mr. Eustache has also contributed to the development of mass tourism and
championed the promotion of Quebec and Canada as tourism destinations.
He continues today to campaign for the development and recognition of
the country's tourism industry.
Mr. Eustache was inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame in
2008. Prior to that, he won the 2006 Grand Ulysse trophy awarded by
Tourisme Montréal, Ernst & Young's 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year Award
for Quebec, and the 2000 Performance Award from the Réseau gestion de
l'UQÀM. In 2000, the daily newspaper La Presse named him "CEO of the Year."
The insignia will be presented officially on June 15 in a ceremony at
the Parliament Building in Quebec City.
Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more
than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50
countries. A holiday travel specialist, Transat operates mainly in
Canada and Europe, as well as in the Caribbean, Mexico and the
Mediterranean Basin. Montreal-based Transat is also active in air
transportation, accommodation, destination services, and distribution.
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