WestJet Celebrates 2017 Travel Partner Award Winners
with Nina Slawek
Lyell Farquharson (Vice President, Sales and Distribution) and Robert Dungan (Director, Business Development) with the winner of Top Growth Consolidator, Huntington Travel
Jane Clementino (Director, Agency Sales) and Lyell Farquharson with the winners of WestJet Top Plus Sales Growth - American Express Global Business Travel
Jane Clementino and Lyell Farquharson with the winners of WestJet Vacations Top Guest Count Growth - TravelSavers
More than 200 agents attended the WestJet award gala held last night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. Retailers from across the country flew in for the affair which was held in true WestJet style. Warm, welcoming and graceful.
Keynote speaker Ron Tite kicked off the evening with a brief but powerful presentation on how great brands are driven by a clear purpose and not by numbers. According to Tite, “Thanks to clutter in the marketplace, complex product choices, it has never been more critical for an organizational brand to be perfectly aligned with the personal brands of the people within it”. Which points to great opportunities for travel experts who can help consumers navigate the increasingly complex choices.
The awards recognized 13 different categories including: WestJet Vacations Top Revenue Growth, WestJet Top Revenue Growth and WestJet Top Growth TMC.
"Our travel partners play a significant role in the success of WestJet and WestJet Vacations and our annual Travel Partner Awards are just one way of saying we value you," said Lyell Farquharson, Vice President, Sales and Distribution. "Every day, our TA partners help us deliver unforgettable travel experiences for our mutual guests, and we enjoy recognizing the dedication and support of the travel trade with this special evening.”
The winners, agencies and agents who have contributed to the airline's success, are listed below.