CALGARY, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Ten years ago today, WestJet Vacations opened its doors to guests with the launch of affordable, reliable and flexible vacation packages. Today, WestJet Vacations is proud to have sold almost 1.4 million vacation packages, sending more than three million Canadians on dream vacations.
"WestJet Vacations was created to be different from other package providers but with the same caring WestJet brand experience that everyone knew and trusted," said Tim Croyle, WestJet Vacations Vice-President and General Manager. "Never before had Canadians been given this type of choice and flexibility in a vacation package. In addition, our caring WestJetters have always gone above and beyond to deliver guests the best rates available, special offers and little extras that make a big difference in your vacation. This difference has made us remarkably successful over the past decade and we are extremely proud to have contributed to so many photo albums of vacation memories."
Over 10 years, WestJet Vacations has experienced unprecedented growth. Originally offering packages in Canada and the United States, today, guests are offered a choice of 64 destinations in 20 countries and more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.
As a thank you for 10 great years, WestJet Vacations announced three days of big savings. The WestJet Vacations 10th Anniversary Sale will run from May 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016 with discounts from more than 80 of their top hotel partners within the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean for travel into October. In addition, guests looking for flight savings can jump right in to summer with great deals on flights to select destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean for travel into July. For more information, visit westjet.com or westjetvacations.com or call your travel agent.
"In addition to our wonderful guests, I would like to thank our WestJetters, our hotel and destination partners and, of course, our dedicated travel agents for the success we have experienced," continued Croyle. "Our first 10 years have been brilliant and we look forward to many more."
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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