Celebrating Awesome WestJet Partnerships

with Suzanne Christie

WestJetters along with Claude-Hélène Faucher, Strategic Accounts & Tim Croyle, WestJet Vacations V.P. & G.M. present the Top Escorted Tour Operator award to The Travel Corporation’s Jeff Element

Lyell Farquharson, WestJet V.P. Sales & Jane Clementino,  WestJet Director Agency Sales present the Top Growth Travel Agency award to Merit Travel’s Mike Merrithew & Roman Masek

Lyell & Jane present Vision Travel Solutions Stephanie Anevich & Brian Robertson with the WestJet Top TMC Growth award

Flight Centre’s Jason du Sautoy & Mike Friend receive WestJet’s Top Overall Guest Count award 

There was a whole lot of awesome to celebrate at last week’s WestJet Travel Agent Awards... the fact that they were competing with the Jays must win game 5 of the ALDS and that it turned out to be the most exciting game anyone had ever seen was just one testament to the commitment retail partners feel for their important supplier partnerships.

WestJet were clever enough to have large screens broadcasting the game during the cocktail reception and following the formal festivities, for the nail biting top of the 9 th game finale.

But, can you imagine being the guest speaker at a business event that spanned that 7 th inning? I think Neil Pasricha, the best selling author of The Book of Awesome may be the only person who could have handled that one with such aplomb. He encouraged the audience to shout out the score and kept us all abreast of developments as he delivered his fun and inspiring awesome presentation.

He was a great choice to headline an evening for WestJet who clearly strive to be awesome for their pax and colleagues each day.

Along with celebrating the support of their retail partners, WestJet is celebrating the launch of their LGW service from 5 gateways this coming summer which will offer 1,200 seats per day on the new route. Austin Powers got everyone in the mood for lots of London fun and the Beatlemaniacs kept us all singing and dancing along to swinging hits of the Fab 4.

Top Partner Awards were presented to:

  • Top Escorted Tour Operator: The Travel Corporation
  • Top Overall Tour Operator: Voyzant Inc.
  • Top Growth Travel Agency: Merit Travel Group
  • WestJet Encore Top Growth: Uniglobe West
  • WestJet Vacations To Growth: Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • WestJet Top TMC Growth: Vision Travel
  • WestJet Overall Top Guest Count: Flight Centre
  • Top Group Incentive & Convention Operator: Meridican Incentive Consultants

 Photo’s by Dan Galbraith, Details Group courtesy of WestJet


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