MONTREAL, Feb. 7, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat A. T. Inc. is ranked among the best employers in Canada and second among airlines on Forbes magazine's annual list. The company climbed 51 positions in the overall ranking, from 120th position in 2017 to 69th in 2018.
"We are very pleased to be one of the 70 best employers in Canada and to place among the top 20 in Quebec," said Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. "We put a lot of emphasis on staff recognition, training and development, as well as on teamwork." He continued: "Our employer brand is strong and appealing, which enables us to attract and retain talented employees. In particular, our commendable sustainability efforts come to mind. In keeping with our mission, we try to ensure that the joy of vacations brightens not only our customers' everyday but also that of our employees."
Forbes establishes its ranking of the country's top employers based on a survey of 8,000 Canadians who work for some 1,500 private and public companies with more than 500 employees. Answers are given anonymously and without the involvement of employers.
Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel. It offers vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel to some 60 destinations in 26 countries in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Based in Montreal, the company has 5,000 employees. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 10 years, and was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 (TSX: TRZ).
Recent distinctions and awards
Named world's second-best leisure airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards (2013–2017) and best in North America in the same category (2012–2017)
Placed second among airlines on Forbes magazine's 2017 ranking of Canada's Best Employers
Named one of the Best Corporate Citizens in Canada by the research firm Corporate Knights (2014–2017; 16th in 2017)
Named the number one carrier in North America for energy efficiency by Atmosfair (2011–2016)
Ranked among the Top 10 call centres in North America by BenchmarkPortal (2012 and 2015)
Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline (2008–2017) and Best Tour Operator (2014–2017), at the Agents' Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
Voted Best Airline (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017) and Best Tour Operator (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017), at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec
SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.
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