CALGARY, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it has been named favourite overall supplier for service and value and favourite airline in the low cost/hybrid category by Canadian travel agents in the 2017 Agents' Choice Awards by Baxter Travel Media.
"WestJet would like to thank and recognize all of our travel agent partners who voted for us," said Lyell Farquharson, WestJet Vice-President, Sales. "Their continued support and trust of the WestJet brand on behalf of their clients is critical to our own success. We pride ourselves on our great working relationships with our travel agents and we will continue to invest in the travel trade industry to ensure we remain top-of-mind and easy to do business with."
WestJet also placed second in five categories including: airline (leisure/charter), airline (traditional), tour operator (WestJet Vacations), responsible travel and online booking resources.
Baxter Travel Media hosts the annual awards which provide travel agents an opportunity to pick their favourite suppliers in 30 travel and tourism categories.
We are proud to be Canada's most trusted airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. WestJet, and our regional airline, WestJet Encore, offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our 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 vacation 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:
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
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